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Hope College Rugby

Rugby is a club sport at Hope College. For information about the 2014 team email


Saturday, 13th Hope 34, Eastern Michigan 6
Saturday, 20th at Wayne State, cancelled
Friday, 26th Hope 111, Hillsdale 0. Photo Gallery >>

Friday, 10th GVSU B 46, Hope 14
Saturday, 11th
 Hope 46, Schoolcraft 5
Saturday, 25th Calvin 32, Hope 24

Saturday, 8th Cancelled


Coach Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan is entering his second season as the Hope College rugby club coach this fall. Monahan has been involved in the sport since joining the University of Notre Dame men’s rugby club in 1987. His involvement in club rugby at Notre Dame included serving as match secretary and club president. Monahan’s post-collegiate career continued with the Seattle Rugby Club where he played until moving to the Holland area in 1995.

In 2008, Monahan joined Sean McTaggart in coaching a high school rugby team from West Ottawa High School in Holland. The team has had a great deal of success, winning Division 1 state titles in 2009 and 2012 and finishing second in 2011. West Ottawa won state titles in Division 3 (2008) and Division 2 (2010) for a total of four state championships and one second place finish over six years. West Ottawa also competed in the 2012 Midwest championship tournament placing fifth and achieving  a top 25 ranking nationally. Hope is now a member of the National Small College Organization.

Monahan is assisted by Shafer Graham.



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