Dai Young hailed Cardiff Blues' EDF Energy Cup success as among the best moments of his career.
The Blues romped to a 50-12 victory over Gloucester at Twickenham to ensure the Anglo-Welsh trophy stayed in Wales.
And the former Cardiff, Wales and British Lion prop was thrilled to end the region's wait for silverware in such emphatic style.
Young said: "This is up there with the best moments of my career. As a coach there is a different responsibility than as a player and I was so pleased to see the players, supporters and the board all with huge smiles on their face.
"I was surprised at the scale of the win but I'm proud of our effort and skill. We were outstanding at times. Days like this make all the criticism and hard work worth it.
"It's all down to the hard work of the players. People didn't understand that we needed to take small steps, but this is a big achievement for everyone involved with the region."
Leigh Halfpenny set the Blues on course for the emphatic seven-try victory with two scores in the first half, boosting his hopes of a call with the British and Irish Lions.
Halfpenny said: "This season just keeps getting better all the time. This is what dreams are made of and I'm loving every second.
"We knew it was going to be tough in the final, but the boys were awesome and this win has been a long time coming."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.