1999 - 2003 Rob Holder

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Coaching History

Assistant Coach Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

Co-Head Coach Fall 1999- Spring 2000

Head Coach 1999 - 2003

Short Biography

Rob Holder

A 1989 West Point graduate and varsity letter winner in intercollegiate wrestling, Rob started playing rugby on the wing/center for the Frankfurt American RFC (Germany). He was the leading try scorer for the 1991 US Forces Europe Championship team and was named to the USFE Select Side (90, 91). He moved to Minnesota and to Inside center where he was named to the Minnesota Selects and MW Developmental side. Was named Rookie of the Year for the 92-93 St Pal Jazz Pigs season. Moving to the front row and the Chicago Lions in the mid 90s, he played in three MW club championship games, every game of the first two years of the Super League, was selected to the Chicago and MW Select sides and was named to the Chicago Lions Team of the Decade for the 1990s. A move to Colorado found him playing for the Denver Barbarians and continuing his Super League appearances. He was invited to play for the West Selects in the ITTs in 1999. Rob also played for the Combined Services teams 1997-2000 where he captained the squad during the 1999 ITTs and British Columbia Tour. He was in the Eagle player pool, representing the US B team in 1999.

His coaching career began in 1998 at the AFA, where in his first year, coached them to a 15-2-1 season, which included victories over New Mexico and nationally ranked BYU. In recognition of his coaching success, he was asked to coach the Eastern Rockies select side, and then the Western selects.

He subsequently went on to coach at West Point. After leaving the Army when his initial commitment was completed, he excelled at management jobs with Pepsico and McMaster-Carr Supply Company.

Rob's son had a great rugby career as well, earning several Eagle caps.

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