San Luis Obispo, CA-- The Cal Poly Mustangs have announced the appointment of new head rugby coach David Burnett.
Burnett comes to Cal Poly after successful coaching stints at Harvard University, Scots College (Australia), Sydney Junior Rugby Union, and most recently, Woollahra Colleagues Rugby Football Club.
“We are excited to have David join Cal Poly Rugby,” said Charles Zanoli, Cal Poly’s Director of Rugby. “He brings a lot of experience and knowledge of the game with him. David knows how to get the most out of his teams and push their skills to a higher level.”
Prior to coaching, Burnett played loose forward and center for teams in Europe, the United States, and Australia.
“I am really looking forward to joining the Cal Poly Rugby program. It’s a program that has a great foundation and tremendous history in central California,” Burnett commented. “Cal Poly is a world-renowned university for academic excellence and I’ll be looking to draw upon the players intellectual abilities to gain a deeper understanding of the game.”
Burnett will lead the Mustangs into action at the end of October in the team’s opening match against Chico State in the 2nd Annual Archibald Cup in San Luis Obispo.
Cal Poly Rugby was established in 1965 and has spent the last 46 years as one of the premiere collegiate rugby programs in the nation.