Tony Healy Named Seattle Seawolves Head Coach
Seattle Seawolves Release
Seattle, October 2, 2017: The Seattle Seawolves Rugby are excited to announce Tony Healy as the head coach. Healy led British Columbia Bears to 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship title in 2017. In the process, Healy’s team also completed an unprecedented unbeaten campaign in the tournament, their first clean sweep since 2009. “Healy is not just a coach, but is also a superb leader, mentor, and competitor. His brand of Rugby is something that resonates with our vision and we are certain that our team is in fantastic hands” said Karl Anderson, investor and CEO of Northstar Rugby. The 48-year-old from Victoria, BC too looked elated and looked forward to kickstart the inaugural season. “I am humbled and honored to join the Seattle Seawolves and take up the challenge to lead this group of talented players in the inaugural MLR season. We are excited about the opportunity to build a formidable team that can compete on all levels by playing an exciting and inspiring brand of rugby” said the new coach, at the time of the announcement.
We are proud to welcome coach Healy to the Seawolves family.
More about Tony Healy:
Healy has played rugby professionally for eight years in Europe, playing for teams in France and England. He has also represented Canada’s National team 15 times between 1996 and 1999. In 2007 and 2009, Healy coached the Canadian U20 Men’s team and has also led the Brentwood College School rugby program, leading them to three provincial championship titles in five years. Healy, as a co-coach with Canada West Team, also guided them to title wins in 2007 and 2009. Healy joined BC Bears in 2017 who had a disappointing campaign the earlier year. Healy was instrumental in turning things around as Bears lifted the coveted Canadian Rugby Championship trophy and ended the campaign undefeated.
More about the Seattle Seawolves:
The Seattle Seawolves Rugby Football Club was founded in 2017 by a Seattle-based investor group led by Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner. As an affiliate of Major League Rugby, the Seawolves are proud to be Seattle’s professional rugby team. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Brian Jones at email@example.com.
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Player
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- Phil Mack – Player/Coach
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- George Barton – Inside Center
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