University of Louisville Athletic Department Release.
Over the past few seasons, we have diligently put together a coaching unit that will not only solidify our commitment to the growth of this program but make us stand and compete among the top programs in the nation. Tonight we would like to welcome another addition to the University of Louisville Rugby coaching staff, Coach Kelsey Harris
Coach Kelsey Harris has been appointed as the New Player Development Coach. In this new role, she will be in charge of the personal and competitive development of new team players. Under the close guidance of Head Coach Emil Walton, Coach Harris will also help establish and develop a University of Louisville Woman’s Rugby team.
Coach Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. She started her rugby career at Erindale High School, where she was selected for the Indiana High School All-Star Team and Midwest under 19 Select Side (2008 – 2010). She continued to play Rugby at Penn State, where she was selected for the USA All-American team in 2012 and 2013. Under her captaincy, Penn State won the Division 1 Collegiate Rugby Championship in 2013 and 2014. Coach Harris most recent rugby achievement was serving as an assistant and forwards coach for Trinity High School in Louisville. Bringing Coach Harries onboard and having her spearhead the development of a woman’s program will greatly benefit the growth of Rugby at the University of Louisville and the city of Louisville as a whole.
Coach Kelsey Harris shared “I am so excited to join the University of Louisville Men’s Rugby team as the New Player Development Assistant Coach. It is a great opportunity for me to continue to develop as a coach but also Coach Walton, and the rest of the coaching staff, have created a playing culture I deeply admire. The team is in an excellent position for success regionally and nationally so I am looking forward to being able to contribute to future wins. This new role offers me a chance to grow interested in the sport of rugby in the state of Kentucky, not just at the collegiate level, but the high school and youth level as well. I am looking forward to the challenges to come.”
Please join the rest of the University of Louisville Coaching Staff in welcoming Coach Kelsey Harris to the Cardinal Rugby Family!