Highland Rugby to return in 2013 as a single-school program

Highland Rugby will return after taking the 2012 season off.




Highland Rugby will be back in 2013, and Mark Numbers, former player and coach at the University of Utah and a 1996 Highland High alumnus, will be the head coach.

Kory Olsen, a former Highland Rugby and United States Under‐19 National Team player, has been named as an assistant coach. Highland will play in the single-school division of national high school rugby competition, instead of the open U19 division.

“Highland Rugby is an important part of the Highland community and we look forward to welcoming the team back under the leadership of coach Numbers,” said Highland Principal, Paul Schulte.

Added Highland football coach Brody Benson: “having rugby back at Highland is a real positive development for our school and football program. It gives our student athletes spring option for athletic and competitive development. I believe coach Numbers’ approach and style are consistent with the standards we are trying to instill in our young people.”

Former Highland Rugby head coach, Larry Gelwix, Sr., said “I am thrilled that Mark will be writing the next chapter of Highland Rugby’s history. I have known Mark for 20 years as a player, friend and coach. He is the right person to lead Highland Rugby forward.”

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