Thursday, February 18, 2016

PRO Rugby: Hogan Named Ohio Assistant, More Contract Offers

PRO Rugby has added another assistant to their staff of coaches as Eamonn Hogan has been named an assistant in Ohio. He joins head coach Paul Barford and assistant Paul Holmes on the staff. Hogan is a well known coach who has been at nearly every level of competition. He has been with the Leicester Tigers Junior Academy. With Hogan's announcement that fills out the coaching staff of thwo of the four announced teams. Fred Waititi and Kevin Battle will assist Luke Gross in Sacramento. Ray Egan will be the head coach of San Diego while Paul Keeler is the head coach in San Francisco with Adriaan Ferris as an assistant.

Here is more from PRO Rugby on Hogan's appointment:
PRO Rugby is pleased to announce Eamonn Hogan as an Assistant Coach for the Ohio team in its inaugural season. Born in Wales, and raised in Ireland before spending time in the Royal Air Force, Hogan comes to PRO Rugby Ohio after ten years as a guest coach and advisor to some of America’s finest rugby institutions. From grass roots programs, to elite college and national championship winning club sides, Eamonn has used over twenty years of coaching experiences attained from travelling all over the world to the benefit of American rugby.

Take the jump to read more.

Hogan spent five years working within the world famous Leicester Tigers Junior Academy program where he helped fashion the elite youth program still in use at the club today. Eamonn is a writer for the world-renowned Rugby Coach Weekly and is the author of four best selling instructional rugby books helping coaches at all levels of the game.

Hughston Given Contract Offer

Earlier today we noted that Colin Hawley had been given a contract offer to join PRO Rugby with a preliminary assignment to be on the San Francisco side. Tom Bliss has also been confirmed as having a contract offer but no word yet on his assigned team. Now word is coming down of even more contracts. South Panthers star Matt Hughston has also been offered a deal and has been assigned to Ohio. The first batch of contracts went out yesterday with more expected today and tomorrow. 

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