Boston College Hires New Coach
22 Sep 2008
This article is from the Boston College Rugby website.
Chestnut Hill, MA - After a two-month international search, Boston College Rugby Football Club (BCRFC) has named Eugene W. Mountjoy as their new Head Coach. Mountjoy will move to Boston and will continue as the Director of Rugby and Head Coach of Boston Rugby Football Club (BRFC), where he led the regular season undefeated Super League Team to the 2008 playoffs.
Mountjoy has enjoyed considerable success in his coaching career. In addition to BRFC, he has coached for White Plains Rugby, Northeast Senior Select Side, North East Collegiate All Stars, Amherst College, and Albany Rugby Club. He has achieved a number of coaching and conditioning certificates from his native South Africa and from the United States.
"As we enter our 41st year of play on the pitch, we are truly excited to have a coach of such high caliber as the Eagles look to replicate the success that Mountjoy has brought to every program he has been involved with," stated BCRFC President Kyle Murray, who added: "Our sincere thanks to Friends and Alumni of BCRFC, BC Club Sports and BC Athletics for all the support in this process as we continue on our quest to be a nationally competitive program. Eugene is an important and significant step in reaching this goal. The considerable interest and impressive candidates for the head coach position was overwhelming, and we appreciate all the enthusiasm and support for BCRFC."
In accepting the position, Coach Mountjoy noted; "BCFRC has a strong and successful tradition as a leading program in Division I northeast competition. I look to build upon their success and hope to compete for the National Championship in the near term. The Club's strong Jesuit tradition of competitive play, academic excellence and community service were very compelling as reasons for my interest in the position."
Boston College Rugby Football Club competes in the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) Division I. The Club has over 80 players and fields three sides; A, B and Developmental. The Club competes in league play every fall and participates in various tournaments during the spring. The Club has recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary and had two of its players named All Americans by American Rugby Magazine for their play last season.