James Read Named Assistant Women's Rugby Coach

James Read Named Assistant Women's Rugby Coach

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has hired James Read as an assistant coach for the women's rugby program.

Read brings extensive rugby playing and coaching experience to the position. As player for Havant RFC in the United Kingdom, Read saw action as a semi-professional and also served as an assistant coach for the Havant Academy youth team.  In 2013 he helped Portland RFC in Maine to a 9-1 record and in 2014, he served as the assistant coach for Bates College. Most recently he has expanded his coaching experience while working for Global Premier Soccer.

He owns a B.S. in Sports Coaching from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is a USA Rugby Level 200 coach.

The Polar Bears will open their 2018 campaign on Saturday, September 15 at Roger Williams.