Dallas Jackals Add Former Premiership Aaron Jarvis as Assistant Coach
The Dallas Jackals are excited to announce Aaron Jarvis is joining the Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach. Capped by Wales, Jarvis is coming off an impressive playing career book ended by his time with Welsh side Dragons Rugby, where he played and coached the academy since 2018.
Jarvis’ playing career is highlighted by his 18 caps with the Welsh National Team including being named to the 2015 World Cup squad. He also was part of the 2012 Pro12 winning Ospreys, the 2017 Top 14 French club ASM Clermont Auvergne championship team, and made 50 appearances with Premiership’s Bath Rugby.
“It’s always been my intention to follow my playing career with a coaching career so to be given this amazing opportunity is incredible and something I couldn’t turn down,” said Jarvis. “To be going to the US when MLR is growing is a huge opportunity for me both personally and professionally.”
“Jarvo’s outlook on the importance of the environment we create as an organization, paired with what we are able to explore on field, shone through in the interview process,” said Elaine Vassie, Jackals GM. “I know with his playing background combined with his current study, he’ll be able to both empathize with players’ experiences and help us as we look to challenge some of the norms in how the game is played and coached. We’re looking forward to welcoming him and his family to the Pack!”
Currently, Jarvis is studying at University of South Wales. He will continue to complete his degree in Rugby Coaching and Performance at University of South Wales remotely.
Jarvis continued, “I’ve spoken with Elaine and Michael a lot over the past few weeks and it’s been really interesting to get a feel for the Jackals and their intentions going forward. They’re building something special and I want to be a part of it. I can’t wait to get there and meet the squad!”
Welcome to the Pack Aaron, his wife Rhona, and two children Charlie and Enea!
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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