Trystan Bevan will return to Cardiff Blues in a newly created High Performance Coordinator role.
Bevan will be responsible for coordinating, aligning and strategising all elements of rugby performance at the Arms Park in a key appointment for the club.
The Michigan State Masters graduate previously spent 11-years as Cardiff Blues head of performance, where he first worked with director of rugby Dai Young.
He later joined Young at Wasps, where he held the position of Performance Coordinator for four years, and the duo will link up once again as Cardiff enter an exciting new era.
Young believes the acquisition of Bevan will prove a vital in the continued improvement and development of the Cardiff Blues squad and all aspects of elite performance within the club
He said: “I’ve worked closely with Trystan for a number of years and I am 100 per cent confident he will have a major impact here.
“He will be a big help to both myself and all the heads of department with his vast experience in high performance, attention to detail and analytical thinking, and will drive standards both individually and collectively.
“It is an important appointment, which will lead to a number of incremental improvements across all areas of performance.”
Bevan has more than 20 years experience in the elite performance industry and now specialises in strategy, athlete development and management.
Having previously spent more than a decade with his home region the 45-year-old is relishing the opportunity to return to Cardiff and work with Young once more.
He added: “I’m really looking forward to returning to Cardiff Blues, where I have so many fond memories, and can’t wait to get started.
“This is clearly a team and organisation I am passionate about and have a huge affinity with. There is a huge amount of potential within the squad and development pathways and some brilliant people already on the ground.
“With plans progressing for the training centre at Pentwyn and a long-term strategy in place this is an exciting time for the club and I am confident I can bring further value to this group and help drive standards and improvements.”