Coach English enters his eighth year as the head strength and conditioning coach. During his tenure, Rowan has established a reputation as being second to none in fitness levels. The hallmark of Rowan teams under Coach English’s tenure has been their ability to accelerate their work rate in the last twenty minutes of games. The team has won countless games by strengthening as games progress. His fitness sessions are legendary for their strenuousness and duration. Alumni consider it a source of great pride knowing they survived four years of Coach English’s grinding fitness sessions. He enjoys enormous respect from the players because of his refusal to ask them to do anything he cannot do himself. Coach English can be seen during each practice performing strength and fitness work alongside the players.
Coach English enjoyed a distinguished playing career that lasted three decades from 1978-96. During that time he competed for South Jersey RFC at the highest levels of domestic club competition. He also played in New Zealand alongside the NZ Naval team. His career culminated in his election to the South Jersey RFC.
Coach English is certified by USA Rugby as a level 200 coach
Coach English is a proud veteran of the United State Coast Guard. He resides in Moorestown, NJ with his wife. He is an engineer with Lockheed Martin.