by Katy Augustyn
BERKELEY, Ca. – Former All Blues player Katrina Logan has been hired as head coach of the All Blues for the 2015 Women’s Premiere League (WPL) season.
Logan has 16 years combined playing and coaching experience. She started her playing career with Stanford University Women’s Rugby Club. While at Stanford she represented both the U-23 Pacific Coast Grizzlies and the U-23 National Team.
“I am very grateful and excited for the opportunity to coach the All Blues this season,” Logan said.
Upon graduation, Logan played for several Bay Area teams, including the Berkeley All Blues in 2009 and 2013. She also competed for the Pacific Coast Grizzlies Senior 15s and 7s select sides.
In 2009, Logan was named an assistant coach at her alma mater. The Stanford Cardinal had an impressive run during her tenure, finishing within the top four in the nation six times. Logan was also an assistant coach at the Stanford University Eagle Training Center (ETC) and was Co-Head Coach of the Pacific Mountain North All-Star Team in 2014.
“I look forward to driving success by developing a competitive environment in the club and by pushing players to think more critically about the game and their development,” Logan said. “I know that good results don't come easy in the WPL and I am prepared to rise to the challenge.”
The All Blues kick off the WPL season with an away game against the Oregon Sport Union, in Portland, Oregon on September 12th. Their first home game will be on September 20th against the San Diego Surfers.