Campus Life

Horns' Langevin back with Rugby Canada

After a five year hiatus, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's rugby head coach Neil Langevin (BA/BEd '91, MEd '10) is returning to the Rugby Canada program, taking the reins of the women's U20 program.

Langevin is no stranger to Rugby Canada, having last coached the senior women's team to a fourth-place finish at the 2006 World Cup. Canada was metres away from an appearance in the finals before settling for fourth.

He had also previously served as the head coach of the highly successful U23 program that produced a large number of the current senior players. Langevin looks forward to working with a new group of athletes.

"Helping identify and develop potential national senior players and potential Olympians is exciting," says Langevin. "The prospect of an international tournament this summer and the opportunity to work with potential Olympic 7's athletes was too much to turn down."

Langevin, the only head coach in Pronghorns women's rugby history, has led the Horns to five consecutive Canada West titles and a string of three consecutive CIS titles from 2007 to 2009. Over his 11 seasons with the Horns, Langevin has built the program from the ground up, creating a national power that is expected to compete for a conference and national title every year.

Follow this link for the Rugby Canada news release on Langevin's hiring.