Congratulations to Ryan Grant, Head Coach of the College of the Holy Cross Men’s Rugby Club on his selection as the Penn Mutual Coach of the month for February.
Coach Grant has been coaching for five years and coaches in the Small Colleges Division of the NERFU Colleges Conference with NCR. Coach Grant was nominated for Coach of The Month because he injected a level of structure and passion to take the club to the next level immediately upon arrival.
Ryan was nominated by Senior Player Jack Vaughn who says "On the field, the team has enjoyed great success, having winning seasons in each of the five campaigns with Coach Grant at the helm, including a NERFU title and a trip to the NSCRO Quarter-Finals last year. Most notably however has been Coach Grant's impact on the club off the field. In collaboration with the leaders of the team, he established HCRFC's core values as Gratitude, Selflessness, Responsibility to Improve, and Brotherhood. Under Coach Grant, the club has doubled in size with each player completely buying into the values of the club. HCRFC has become the most charitable team at Holy Cross at the Varsity or Club level, organizing weekly volunteering in collaboration with Holy Cross' Student Program for Urban Development, annual fundraisers raising thousands of dollars, as well as food-drives for the Worcester community. Under Coach Grant, the quality of the players' rugby ability has grown tremendously, but more than that each member of the club has benefitted from a culture which has nurtured appreciation of the sport, love for our teammates, and care for the community.
Great job Coach Grant and Congratulations!