GRR: Varsity Cup
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk confirmed today that Gavin Hickie has been named the Director of Club Rugby and the Head Men’s Rugby Coach. Hickie comes to Navy from Dartmouth, where he was the head coach for the past five years.
Arizona State University Men's Rugby has reached an agreement with ASU and with D1A and the Varsity Cup that will being the team back on the field but will also bring in a new head coach.
The news that the CRC and Varsity Cup may well be in a breakup with NBC is not especially surprising.
Strong personalities both at the network and in United World Sports seemed ripe for a little bit of conflict, and while United World Sports may not be a scorched earth organization, it certainly doesn't carry a water hose with it, either.
With the increased incidence of varsity men's college rugby teams, and University-funded elevated club teams, we are inevitably going to run into coach turnover.