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Haglid to Coach West Chester

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Haglid to Coach West Chester

West Chester University’s Men’s team has signed on Bjorn Haglid as their new Head Coach.


Haglid was Head Coach of the University of Delaware, but that program has been suspended by the University for five years due to an incident that had nothing to do with Haglid (and was only tangentially connected to the rugby team). Haglid will coach a program that has its own practice and game fields, although they do not share facilities with the women’s varsity program.


He is set to hold a mini camp in August and added that the program is looking to improve. West Chester was 0-6 in the Keystone Conference in 2012-2013, and was not only the only team in the conference to lose all of their games, but was the only team in the conference to fail to submit all of their match reports (for which teams earned bonus points). So in fact they earned less than the minimum points total of 6.


“We have 30 players on the roster and after the mini-camp I will have a better idea of what we’ve got,” said Haglid.


Haglid’s position is not a paid one, although the coaches expenses are covered by the university.


“When I first started at U of Delaware in 2002, that West Chester was a team that had Delaware’s number,” said Haglid “I think it took us about two years to change that around.  I am looking forward to seeing what this West Chester team is capable of in the next couple of months.”


Haglid was the Delaware Head Coach from 2002-2014, and also coached the Wilmington men’s club, and the Eastern Penn RFU All-Stars. He owns his own engineering firm in Wilmington.