Former Blitzboks coach Paul Treu lands top job at UWC

Paul Treu (Gallo Images)
Paul Treu (Gallo Images)

Former Stormers assistant coach Paul Treu has been appointed on Friday as the new head coach of the University of Western Cape (UWC).

Treu has succeeded the late former Springboks wing Chester Williams, who passed away September 2019.

Treu will be looking to carry on with the work Williams had begun and which was carried through the disrupted 2020 competition by interim head coach and assistant coach, Lionel Langenhoven.

Treu, who also coached the Blitzboks, is a UWC alumni after graduating from the University in 1993 with a Higher Diploma in Education.

"I just want to thank everyone at the University of the Western Cape for appointing me as the head coach of the Varsity Cup team. I started my career at the University as a player and now I'm returning as a coach. I'm really excited to start working with the team and the staff and everyone at the University," said Treu in a UWC statement.

UWC Rugby participates in the Varsity Cup - South Africa's premier university rugby competition.

Treu's most recent post was as High Performance 7s Consultant for the Japan Rugby Football Union, and he has worked with the likes of international coaches like Robbie Deans and Eddie Jones.

Treu also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Directorship from Manchester Metropolitan University, a Masters in Educational Psychology from the Nelson Mandela University, and an Honours in Education from Stellenbosch University. 

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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