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Emma DeLory takes over the reigns of Huskies Rugby

Emma DeLory takes over the reigns of Huskies Rugby

Saint Mary's University is proud to announce that Emma DeLory has been named head coach of the Saint Mary's University women's rugby program. DeLory becomes the ninth coach in Huskies' history and takes over from Amber Davison, who is moving into an assistant role due to professional commitments.

"The first task is to put the pieces in place to build a winning culture," states DeLory. "The Huskies will look to get better each practice and each week as we become more familiar with each other."

Even in the current pandemic situation, DeLory is actively planning and connecting with the students through virtual means as she transitions into her new role. DeLory is no stranger to AUS Women's Rugby as she excelled as a student-athlete at Acadia University, receiving an AUS All-Star selection in 2015 while earning two degrees in Biology and Environmental Science.  

In addition to her new role, DeLory serves as Rugby Nova Scotia's development officer and the head coach of the Under-16 Women's provincial team. She also works with the Canadian National Women's Rugby program and serves as head coach of the Halifax West High School team.

"We are very excited about Coach DeLory joining our program as she brings passion and values that align with Saint Mary's University," says director of Athletics & Recreation Scott Gray. "She is well respected as a coach and leader in athletics and will be an asset to the Huskies in the building of our program."