Spring Hill College has named Mollie McCarthy as the college's first fulltime head coach of its club rugby program.
McCarthy comes to Spring Hill following a four-year career with USA Rugby where she was the coach development manager with responsibilities over all aspects of coach education and coach development in the United States.
"I am pleased that Mollie has agreed to become our first fulltime coach for the rugby program," said SHC Director of Athletics Jim Hall. "She brings a wealth of knowledge about the game as well as the latest coaching methodologies. She displays a great passion for the sport and for mentoring student athletes."
A certified Level 300 USA Rugby coach, McCarthy is also a licensed International Rugby Board (IRB) Educator. She has served as the women's rugby coach at the University of Colorado-Boulder since 2010 as well as coaching rugby at various levels from youth to adult club.
"I am very honored and excited to take on the role of head coach at Spring Hill College," McCarthy said. "Spring Hill values a commitment to excellence, service and leadership and these are the same building blocks in the game of rugby."
McCarthy holds a B.S. from the State University of New York College at Brockport in Communications where she was the captain/president of the women's rugby club. In 2008, McCarthy earned her Master of Sport Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.