Browsing: College Rugby

Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

November 16, 2015  Greg McWilliams, Yale Director of Rugby, Joins ATAVUS Photo: ATAVUS Doug Coil ATAVUS Press Release, Nov. 16, 2015 “Coach educator brings technical and tactical knowledge to continue to build Rugby curriculum SEATTLE (November 16, 2015) – Current Director of Rugby at Yale University and USA Rugby Collegiate All-American coach Greg McWilliams has joined ATAVUS to develop Rugby specific curriculum, provide elite level coaching at ATAVUS camps and academies, and drive coach development within the organization. Greg’s addition to the ATAVUS team earlier this fall has accelerated the company’s long-term commitment to build a network of elite coaches…

November 5, 2015 Army West Point Men’s Rugby: A Profile Photo: Army West Point Athletics Doug Coil “The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as  a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education.” West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation.” (Rugby Media Guide) The West Point Army Men’s Rugby Program has been among the elite…

November 4, 2015 Kutztown University Men’s Rugby: A Profile of Excellence Photo: Kutztown Men’s Rugby Doug Coil and Jennifer Umberger The Kutztown Men’s Rugby Club is currently enjoying another undefeated fall 15s season and leads the D1A Rugby East Conference. Only the November 7th match against rival, Penn State (with one loss this season), stands in the way. KU is currently ranked 6th in the Country in a recent D1A Rugby poll. A Rugby East title would be another accomplishment that would certainly reinforce the successes of the Kutztown program over the last 31 years. Why is Kutztown Men’s Rugby…

October 31, 2015 Wheeling Jesuit Gains Rugby Win Against Delaware Logos: University of Delaware, Wheeling Jesuit University Doug Coil University of Delaware Men’s Rugby v. Wheeling Jesuit Varsity Rugby, Newark, DE, October 30, 2015 Delaware entered the match with a 4-2 record. They had wins against St Joe’s, Princeton, Rowan and Rutgers and losses to Kutztown and Penn State. Wheeling Jesuit entered the match 4-3 with wins against Cincinnati, Iona, St. Bonaventure and Buffalo and losses to Penn State, Army and Kutztown. They also were ranked 10th in a recent D1A Rugby poll. Wheeling Jesuit is part of the D1A…

October, 25, 2015 Kutztown Gains Homecoming Rugby Win Against Army Photos: University Logos Doug Coil It was homecoming for Kutztown and the Kutztown sideline was lined with supporters for this key D1A Rugby East match. About 500 people were able to watch a match that did not disappoint in its intensity and thrilling competition. Men’s and Women’s rugby players, alumni, community members and University staff gravitated to view this key match. Kutztown entered the match ranked 6th in a recent D1A Rugby Poll, while Army was ranked 7th. Kutztown was undefeated at 6-0, while Army was 5-1. Records aside, this…

October 22, 2015 2015 SCRC Championship Now Part of ACRC Bowl Series Doug Coil Press Release: Stephen Siano Sevens Sports “Ardmore, PA, Oct 21, 2015—The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) has decided that its championship game will be played in Charlotte on Nov. 21 as part of the ACRC Bowl Series. The ACRC Bowl Series is an annual championship tournament bringing together the best college rugby teams from around the nation. The 2015 Bowl Series takes place Nov. 20-21 at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. Last year, the Bowl Series hosted SCRC champs South Carolina and Atlantic Coast…

October 19, 2015 Army & Penn State Join Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Photo: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, United World Sports, Inc. Doug Coil Varsity Cup Press Release: Oct. 19, 2015 “NEW YORK – United World Sports and the Varsity Cup universities announced Monday that the United States Military Academy at West Point and Penn State University have committed to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship as the final 15th and 16th teams in the competition. Army and Penn State bring their considerable rugby histories and success to the Varsity Cup, which is widely recognized as the most prestigious postseason championship…

September 12, 2105 Delaware Men’s Rugby Resumes With Success Against St. Joe’s Doug Coil Excitement was felt in anticipation of Delaware’s Men’s Rugby club taking the pitch for the first time in two years against St Joe’s. Crowds of alumni, parents and fans lined the one sideline. There were tents for both, with parents and alumni manning them. The rain that started prior to the match did not deter anyone from leaving, even in the later monsoon conditions. This match between the Colleges has traditionally been played early in the season. In fact, Delaware’s last match two year’s ago was…

September 11, 2015 University of Delaware Rugby Returns Doug Coil The University of Delaware returns to action this Saturday at 5pm at Frazier Field, Newark, Delaware against Saint Joseph University. After a hiatus of two years, Delaware has had 60 players to practice and is heavily a Sophomore-Junior laden team. They do have several very experienced players in Chris Mattina, who has recently played in the American Rugby Premiership with New York Athletic Club. Joey Roberts, Will Baker, Jack Finegan, Tom Abrams, Mike Gorman and Justin Elliott are also experienced College and Club players. Look for forwards Ricky Comis, Matt…

Key D1A Rugby East Match as Penn State Visits Kutztown Doug Coil, Real-time Sports Oct 18, 2014 Pre-Match: The last meeting between Kutztown and Penn State ended with Kutztown winning the ACRC title last December. Since then, when the D1A Rugby East schedule was released, this date has been circled by both teams as being critical toward winning the league. Both teams are highly ranked in all polls and no extra motivation is needed to play well. A large crowd is expected, as it is Homecoming and also the 30th anniversary as a club for Kutztown. Both teams have excellent…

West Chester University Men’s Rugby On The Rise With Haglid’s Arrival Sept 24, 2014 Q & A with Bjorn Haglid Bjorn Haglid Bio: Player – U Delaware, U Arkansas, Wilmington RFC, Schuylkill River RFC Head Coach: Wilmington Colts, Wilmington RFC, U Delaware, EPRU Collegiate All-stars HC, Villanova and Current HC West Chester U (D1-AA Keystone Rugby Conference) RTR: Every program you have coached has significantly improved. You are in a unique situation recently having been the Head Men’s College Coach of D1A, D2 and now D1-AA programs. What similarities & differences exist with developing these programs? BH: Firstly, my experience…

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