As a player Foley won 201 caps for Munster, retiring from playing at the end of the 2007/08 season and joined the Munster backroom staff in July 2008 as Technical Advisor and Assistant Coach for Defence. Since then he has held the position of Head Coach with both the Munster U20s and Munster's British & Irish Cup squad that reached the inaugural B&I Cup final in May 2010.
He moved to the position of Munster Rugby Forwards Coach at the start of the 2011/12 season and has gained experience at national level as the Forwards and Head Coach for the Ireland Wolfhounds, as well as Forwards Coach for Ireland.
Started the role of Head Coach in July 2014.
Foley's father Brendan also played for Ireland as did his sister Rosie.