Please read below for letters from Joseph Muller and Tony Born '10.
To the SLUH Rugby Community,
I am both excited and saddened to be making this announcement. Tony Born will be stepping down from the head coach position at this time and Brian Corrigan will take over.
First, I want to thank Tony for his time not just as head coach, but in the seasons before that. Tony was instrumental in pushing us forward both on and off the field and his efforts are one of the biggest reasons why we are a nationally recognized team with a state championship. Furthermore, the culture that Tony has helped build has made us one of the strongest and tightest groups on SLUH’s campus. Anybody who has or will don the SLUH jersey will feel the impact of what Tony has accomplished. Tony will continue to have an integral role in the program serving as Technical Director, helping to advance our overall skill level, from the coaches to the individual players.
But, I also want to introduce Brian Corrigan as the new Head Coach for SLUH Rugby. Brian and I brought rugby to SLUH after we had coached the Druids together for 5 seasons (and played together for 2 in high school) and I cannot think of anybody more qualified to take over the program. Brian has been instrumental in building the overall culture of the program with an emphasis on SLUH’s “Men for Others” credo and has been one of the assistant coaches who helped push us to greater and greater achievements. Brian knows the game as well as anybody, but, more importantly, he understands the players and the coaches and our mission as a program, which is to provide our athletes the single best experience they will have at SLUH and on any sport team. Nobody cares more about this program and the players than Brian, and I have no doubt that he will maintain and surpass what we have achieved so far.
So, please give a big “thank you” to Tony and a “congratulations and good luck” to Brian. Both men are amazing examples of what SLUH Rugby stands for and I look forward to the program’s next chapter with them in their new roles. Thank you.
Joseph R. Muller
SLUH Director of Rugby
Dear SLUH Rugby Community,
I’m writing to notify the SLUH community that I am stepping down as the Head Coach of Varsity Rugby. After six seasons on the coaching staff, with the last two seasons as the Head Coach, it is time for me to find my next challenge.
First, I’d like to thank St. Louis University High School for allowing me to coach within the rugby program. Through coaching at SLUH I have grown as a leader, made lifelong friends and had the pleasure of working with exceptional athletes. It has been a dream to spend spring afternoons coaching such motivated and passionate athletes. Joe Muller, thank you for believing in me, giving me the opportunity to succeed and mentoring me as a leader. Finally, I’d like to thank the entire coaching staff for their commitment, passion and service to the team. The depth from the coaching staff is one of the best assets to SLUH Rugby.
While I no longer will be the Head Coach, I will stay involved for the next two seasons as a Technical Director. Lastly, I want to echo something often discussed in team meetings and ceremonies, the success of the program is due to the collective efforts of parents, players, coaches, and supporters.
Tony Born ‘10