Educated: Nantyglo Comprehensive School.
Married: Bernadette Mary Ruddock (born Ireland).
Children: Ciaran (aged 15, born Wales); Rhys (13, born Ireland); Katie (9).
Player: Wales U16 (Captain vs England 1975), Wales Youth final trialist, Blaina, Tredegar, Swansea (119 appearances, 43 tries), Wales B (1982).
Peak as Player: Back-row forward in Swansea's Welsh Cup Final Team, runner-up 1983.
First occupation: Electricity linesman (fractured skull when knocked down from pole, also compressed three vertebrae in back and damaged an organ of balance in one ear, that ended his career as a player in 1985).
Coaching: Blaina, Cross Keys, Bective Rangers, Swansea (1991, moving after two years to Director of Coaching, until 1997), Leinster (Director of Coaching 1997-2000), Ireland A, Ebbw Vale (2000-2003), Gwent Dragons (2003-2004). Coached Emerging Wales and Wales A, Assistant Coach of Wales (1995 Rugby World Cup).
Peak as Coach: At Swansea, won Heineken League 1992 & 1994, Won Welsh Cup 1995, Beat Australia 21-6 in 1992.