Francis Coghlan, Founder of Villanova and Philadelphia Rugby Clubs, Passes at 80

Coghlan was an early pioneer in making rugby happen in the EPRU.

Here is an Excerpt from a Piece Written by a Villanova Rugby Player and an Obituary from the University of New Brunswick
As Villanova Rugby embarks on its 50th season of play, they will be without the man who started it all a half century ago. Coach Francis Coghlan, the founder and first head coach of the program, passed away on October 17 at the age of 80.


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