The Dallas Harlequins RFC are delighted to announce Danny Carlton as new Men’s Head Coach.
Bringing 12 years of professional coaching experience, Danny transitions from his previous role as Attack Coach & Performance Analyst, which he has held with ‘Quins since 2018.
“It’s a great honor to take over one of the most famous Rugby clubs in the USA. I’m delighted to be trusted to lead Dallas Harlequins in what is a fantastic time for the club, in our 5oth year, as well as the Dallas rugby community as a whole with the arrival of MLR and Dallas Jackals”.
With a playing career that has seen him ply his trade with established English clubs Manchester Rugby Club and Fylde RFC, as well as professional spells in Italy, Danny has coached through this period working with aspiring players in Scottish Rugby’s National High Performance Pathways, and English Premiership side, Sale Sharks’ Talent ID Pathway.
Club President Conmee said “As a club we are excited to have secured the services of such an exciting and talented coach and look forward to working closely with him once the season eventually starts.”
Carlton added, “We are coming off the back of a positive season where we’ve seen a lot of our guys develop in front of us. My aim now is to take this to the next level. There’s a lot of parts already in place-we’ve an excellent culture, have graduated players and staff into MLR-Professional Rugby in back to back years under Elaine’s tenure and so I’m fortunate to inherit that.
“Any Quins player will be a ‘team first’ person-and from there we want them to not just enjoy their best rugby and rugby experience to date with us-but to commit to and attack the ambitions they have, whatever level. It’s an easy thing to say but its stamp will be on everything we do.
We know our identity; have consciously built our Coaching Staff, resources to players and program around this, have-and will continue to-recruit around this and are very positive about the outlook entering a landmark year for the club.”
We are very excited for the season to start and look forward to seeing you continue the growth and development of the club.
The Dallas Harlequins RFC are happy to announce the signing of new women’s head coach Ben Heenan.
Ben is a very well-travelled rugby player who has played at a high standard growing up in New Zealand before making the move to Australia where he played for U20 Western Australia. He then moved to the UK playing for Turnbridge before moving to the United States.
Ben has represented the Dallas Harlequins where he played Division 1 rugby between 2012 – 2015.
“I have been lucky enough to have worked with some very talented coaching teams and squads over my playing career and is very excited to have the opportunity to blend their styles into my own.
I have seen firsthand the culture, work ethic and skillset of the lady Quins and cannot wait to continue their development on and off the field.” Club President Conmee said.
“I think everyone is really excited. I met and had a good conversation with Ben. He’s incredibly passionate and hungry to get down to work.
We are excited about what he’s going to bring to the Club. We want someone who will work really hard with all our players, we’ve got someone who cares passionately and wants to work on the pitch and wants to concentrate on that part of the job.
Ben’s appointment ticks all the boxes we are looking for in terms of his style of rugby, coaching mentality, open mindedness. We are all on the same page”.
Ben will start with the club this coming preseason, his aim is to get acclimated into his role as soon as possible and will take the time to connect with all his players to ensure that everyone is aligned with a goal in mind coming into the 2021 season.
Ben, congratulations on becoming the Dallas Harlequin’s Women’s Head Coach.
It is very exciting times for the club. We wish you a very successful preseason and look forward to supporting you and the team throughout the year and beyond.