Peter Richards, the former England international scrum-half, has been appointed as a full-time coach at the London Irish Academy.
Richards, 35, who spent seven years at the club in two spells as a player, will coach the senior Academy, AASE squad and EPDG group.
London Irish has restructured its Academy programme for the new season to ensure that its record of producing some of the best young talent in England is enhanced.
Previous Academy graduates include England internationals Delon Armitage, Alex Corbisiero, Jonathan Joseph, Nick Kennedy, David Paice, Topsy Ojo and Marland Yarde.
As part of the new structure, Academy Manager, Billy Clark, will oversee the operation of the Academy and Giselle Mather will continue to manage the London Irish AASE scheme. There will be 35 players in the AASE squad, 150 players in the EPDG programme and 13 players in the senior Academy.
"Over the last decade this Club has produced some outstanding talent and we want to ensure that continues," said London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith.
"We are increasing our resources to ensure that the 300 players aged between the ages of 14-20 within our programme get the best support possible to continue their development. I am delighted that Peter Richards will be part of this process."
Forwards Coach, Glenn Delaney, Backs coach, Richard Whiffin and Club Captain, Declan Danaher will also work with the Academy and AASE forwards and backs on a weekly basis.
Richards will also continue his individual coaching sessions with the senior scrum halves at the club.