University of Minnesota
For fall 2015, former head coach Rob Holder has passed his clipboard off to new lead man Chad Augeson. With a multitude of turnover this season, a strong freshman class is very welcomed by Augeson and his staff. The newcomers on campus who are expected to make an impact right away include forwards Gabe Cesarini and Jay Kim, as well as back-liners DeShawn Snowden and Michael Turner.
The mission of University of Minnesota “Golden Gopher” Rugby is to help young men excel both on the field and off. As student athletes in the truest sense, players of Gopher Rugby are held to a higher standard than most. We actively pursue academic and physical excellence, so as to represent our university with pride.
We currently compete at the division 1-A level in the BTU Rugby Conference (Big Ten Union). Minnesota qualified for the national playoffs in 2011, and finished the 2011 season ranked 7th in the nation. Some of Minnesota’s games have been well attended by fans, drawing as many as 6,000 fans to watch the team play at TCF Bank Stadium.