SIR IAN MCGEECHAN Sir Ian McGeechan OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach. His nickname is “Geech”. Sir Ian was born in Leeds to a Glaswegian father who was in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He attended West Park County Secondary School and trained to be a PE teacher at Carnegie Physical Training College. Although his family mostly played football, he took to rugby while in school.