Magleby tapped to lead U.S. team

The Dartmouth

March 30, 2012

By Rahul Raina

For several years now, the Dartmouth men’s rugby squad has been one of the most successful teams at the College. Dartmouth has garnered the reputation of a powerhouse in collegiate rugby circles, and rightly so — the team has won eight Ivy League championships since 2001, including the last five years straight. Last spring the Dartmouth sevens side won the 2011 Collegiate Rugby Championship, defeating the United States Military Academy at West Point in the final match.

While the players and personnel associated with each of Dartmouth’s championship seasons have changed, there has been one constant over the past 11 years — head coach Alexander Magleby ’00. On March 2, Magleby was named head coach of USA Rugby’s national sevens team, known as the Eagle Sevens.

After graduating from Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the Thayer School of Engineering, Magleby began coaching at Dartmouth in 2001. Outside of his successes at Dartmouth, Magleby served as the U.S. Collegiate All-American 15s head coach for three years and was recently appointed the head coach of the U.S. Collegiate All-American sevens side.

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