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Magleby ‘00 Named National 7’s Coach
Dartblog has long had a special esteem for the men’s rugby team: year after year, the squad runs over the rest of the Ivy League. Last year’s scores tell the tale: 62-0, 57-5, 53-21, 24-17, 60-0, 64-0, 97-3. The season’s only close game — a 24-17 victory over Brown — came after the ruggers bussed down to Providence at dawn to play the Bears. The team’s guiding force, Coach Alex Magleby ‘00, also led the Dartmouth men to victory in the USA Sevens College Championship last spring.
Magleby has just been named coach of the USA Men’s Sevens team, where he will find himself only slightly older than some of his players. In addition to his duties at the College, since 2009 Magleby has been head coach of the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans, the USA’s elite university-level developmental program.
Mags’ appointment is only a provisional one lasting through the end of the current season. In May, USA Rugby will officially look to fill the position on a full-time basis. However, it seems that Mags will be applying for the job, which he would hope to fill in the run-up the the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, where rugby 7’s will be a medal sport for the first time. The College will face a challenge in replacing him
Note: Rugby is only a club sport at the College; it does not have varsity status — though, since the arrival of level-headed AD Harry Sheehy, the team has had virtually all the privileges of a varsity squad.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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