Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:10    PDF Print Write e-mail
Reynolds Replaces Quinn as CSULB Coach
Colleges - Men's DI College

The Long Beach State Rugby Club confirmed Tuesday evening that four-year Head Coach Kyle Quinn will be stepping down due his work commitments.

Taking over for Quinn will be CSULB alumnus Jason Reynolds.

Quinn, a All-American at Long Beach, leaves his Alma Mater’s program in good shape with CSULB being the reigning Southern California D1AA champions and ranked 21 at the end of last season.

The 49ers had three straight USA Rugby playoff appearances (two in DII and one in DIAA), making the quarterfinals in the last two years.   To cap the 2013 season, the squad just returned from a two-week undefeated tour of Italy.    

“My plan was to give five years back to Long Beach State Rugby but I had to be realistic with my increased responsibilities at my work and respect the legacy of our club to give a 100% to the players and other coaches which I could not going forward," said Quinn. "I leave knowing we have a solid coaching staff and a great group of players who get what it means to play this great game of ours.  I want to thank the players first and foremost but also the numerous volunteers/alumni who make our club work.  I will still be involved off the field leading the committee for our 40th anniversary celebrations in 2014 and working to grow our 501© 49er Rugby Foundation. “

Reynolds has been involved in rugby for over 20 years, the last four as an assistant coach at Long Beach State. He will be working with the existing assistant coaches.

“I am excited to have this opportunity and feel strongly about ensuring that our Alumni and the university can be proud of the CSULB Rugby players on and off the field," said Reynolds in a statement. "I want to thank Kyle for his service to the club and I am looking forward to competing in the Gold Coast Conference this season.”