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Column: Heralding the home team: A rugby alumnus explains SJU’s success

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Last weekend in Glendale, Colo., the Saint John’s University rugby team beat Duke 31-16 to become DIII national champions. As a proud alumnus of the team, I feel honor-bound to break down exactly why this happened.

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First, Head Coach Tammy Cowan is one of the best in the country. She largely shuns the drill sergeant attitude that so many coaches, particularly football coaches, adopt, although most players are familiar with her “yelling voice,” myself especially.

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