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Mario Botha

Current Rice Rugby Head Coach Since 2007

Hudson Park High School 1st team (South Africa) 1985-1987
Border Schools Craven Week representative 1987
University of Port Elizabeth 1988-1991
Cambridge Rugby Club 1992-2003 (Captain, 5 time league champions)
Coached u/10 Selborne Colledge Border Bull-dogs 1999-2000
Coached by Gert Smal, current Springbok assistant coach
Currie Cup, Vadacom Cup and international against Scotland
Houston Athletic Rugby Club 2001-2007 (2004-2007 Player Coach)

John Connolly

Current Rice Rugby Assistant Coach (Backline)

Rice University assistant coach (Backline) 1995-1999, 2011- 2012

Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston, TX) assistant coach (backline) (2008-2010)

Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) 1982

Houston Old Boys RFC (Houston, TX) 1983-1991

President of Houston Old Boys (1988-1989)

TRU Collegiate Secretary 1992-2000

Chair of USA Rugby Eligibility Committee 1998-2002