The news site of Marywood University

The Wood Word

BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

John Ferraro, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






It’s official. Marywood University will introduce a competitive rugby program starting in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

According to an article on marywoodpacers.com, a “nationwide search to hire a full-time rugby coach will commence immediately.”

The hope is that a coach will be hired by mid-2017 so that he or she will have a full year to recruit student-athletes to the teams. The eventual hire will also serve the department as an Assistant Sports Information Director to help the Sports Information office.

The addition of the teams would expand Marywood’s offered varsity sports to 22 in total. However, the NCAA has not yet sponsored rugby as a sport.

Both the men’s and women’s programs will be members of both USA Rugby and the Small College Division of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC).

Students interested in playing are asked to fill out the Men’s Rugby prospective athlete form or the Women’s Rugby prospective athlete form.

Check back with The Wood Word for updates about the program, information about the coaching search and more.

Contact the writer: [email protected]
Twitter: @JohnFerraro21

Print Friendly

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    Arts & Entertainment

    “Doctor Who” casts first female Doctor

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    NEWS BRIEF: New Board of Trustees members elected

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    Two administrators, one director resign positions

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    NLRB denies faculty right to vote on union in final order

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    Ten professors not returning next year

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    New college structure takes effect

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    Six academic departments combine to form three

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    Sports

    NHL holds first expansion draft in 17 years

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    Sports

    Analysis: Three key takeaways from the Pens’ Stanley Cup victory

  • BREAKING: Marywood Athletics to add men’s and women’s rugby teams

    News

    Marywood opens new fraternity chapter