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Andre Snyman Resigns as Glendale Raptors Head Coach

October 26, 2016

Andre Snyman Resigns as Glendale Raptors Head Coach

Glendale Raptors vs San Francisco Golden Gate in the Pacific Rugby Premiership Final at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo by Seth McConnell

Photo: Glendale Raptors of Andre Snyman

Glendale Raptors Release: Oct. 26, 2016

Glendale, CO – Andre Snyman, head coach of the Glendale Raptors, has resigned effective October 25, 2016. Snyman informed his staff and team during practice that his decision is based on a desire to pursue business opportunities that will allow him to spend more time with his family.

“I have valued my time as head coach of the Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club and have enjoyed watching many of the athletes develop into exceptional rugby players during my tenure. It has been an honor working with the entire Glendale Raptors organization and words cannot express my appreciation for the time and effort invested in me and my family.”

Director of Rugby Mark Bullock added, “It has been a pleasure having Andre Snyman as coach of the Raptors since 2011. Since becoming the head coach 4 seasons ago, he has developed a successful program, winning two Pacific Premiership titles and placing 15 players onto the PRO Rugby’s Denver Stampede team during their inaugural season. We will miss Andre’s contribution to the Glendale Raptors Rugby program and wish him good fortune in his next endeavors.”

A national search will begin immediately for Snyman’s replacement. Bullock expects the new head coach to be onsite for the Glendale Raptors Open Combine scheduled for Sunday, November 13th at Infinity Park.

“I’m incredibly disappointed to see Andre go, but this is a wonderful opportunity for him and his family,” said Bullock.

Snyman added, “I wish this great organization continued success in the seasons to come. I know in my heart I am, and always will be, a Raptor.”

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About the Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club
The Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club was established in 2007 and includes teams competing in the Pacific Rugby Premiership (2015 & 2016 National Champions, 2014 Runner-Up, 2011 Men’s Division I National Champion), the Women’s Premier League (2014 & 2015 National Champions), Men’s Club 7s and DII, and affiliated high school and youth programs. The club participates in men’s and women’s union and 7s rugby matches. For more information on the Raptors and upcoming rugby events please visit http://www.glendaleraptors.com.

Contact:
Mark Bullock
Director of Rugby, Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club
mbullock@glendale.co.us, 303.639.4710

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