CSULB Names Qinnn Head Coach
Wednesday Aug 19, 2009 in Amateur Competitions Division II Colleges
The Long Beach State Rugby club has named alum Kyle Quinn as their new head coach.
Quinn will take over the head coaching position from Dr. Emyr Williams on the club’s return from the August 11th-22nd tour to Ireland, England and Wales.
Dr. Williams will continue to support the program as the Director of Rugby.
Quinn was an All-American while at Long Beach State and also represented the USA, playing for the USA A team in the 1990s. He went on to play at Eastern Suburbs in Sydney, Australia, and then for Belmont Shore for ten years. He was a Belmont Shore captain and helped them to a Super League title in 1998.
As a Coach, Quinn has served as assistant coach for the All-American team, Southern California Collegiate All-Stars, and Long Beach State. In 2001-2003, Quinn established and ran the Belmont Shore Rugby Academy, the objective of which was to put top post-collegiate talent through an intensive ten month program.
“I am excited to get the opportunity to give back to the program that gave me so much,” said Quinn. “I look forward to challenging myself, the coaches and especially the student athletes to get the most out of the Long Beach State Rugby experience.”
Quinn added that he wants to improve the team’s infrastructure, and ramp up its medical support and video analysis.
“The main thing is we want to do is improve perception of the team on campus,” Quinn said. “We start with that and if we can attract more experienced high school players, the goal is to move up to DI.”
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