The Saint John’s University rugby team is no stranger to success at the national level.
The club program, which dates back to 1967 and is now led by head coach Dan Franklin, competes in the Northern Lights League in Division 3 of the Small College Division and brought home national championships in both 2013 and ’14.
The team has made the national final four five times and won regional finals in 2012, ’13, ’15, ’18 and ’21.
The program offers both an A and B side. The fall season is dedicated to league play for the A side (15’s league) and focuses on B side development. The spring is dedicated to player development for both sides, as well as some participation in 7’s league play.
But rugby at SJU is about more than just teams. It’s a brotherhood. The emphasis is on providing a positive experience both on the field and in the classroom, as well as building participants up as student-leaders.
The program’s rich history also includes deep alumni connection. Reunion events are always well-attended, and the Blue Coat Society was formed to continue the team’s legacy of success through alumni support.
For more information on the program, and how you can be part of it, email us at [email protected].