31st January, 2017
Currently teaching at the Southport School, Jed Hogan has an enviable CV. The new Premier Reserves coach was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand and played a bit of everything at school. At Francis Douglas Memorial Collage, he was in the same Rugby team as All Black coach John Mitchell and Beauden Barrett’s father.
But basketball was young Jed’s forte and he played six seasons in the NZ National League before breaking his ankle. When he recovered, the local Bay of Plenty boys talked him into a game of Rugby and so began a lifelong passion.
At 19 Jed moved to Sydney and took up coaching at Parramatta Marist and St Pat’s Strathfield schools. As West Harbour Colts coach he mentored a young Michael Hooper and at St Aloysius College, his team included Bernard Foley and Pat McCabe. He became Director of Rugby at Trinity College, where he stayed for 7 years, eventually becoming Combined Associated Schools coach. One of his proteges was a young number 8, Scott Sio – destined for the Wallaby front row.
In 2007 when he was coaching Sydney Under 16s he met Sean Hedger, who was working for the ARU. After watching a session, Sean told Jed he had no worries. Shortly afterwards Jed was named NSW U16s coach. 6 of those Sydney boys went into the Australian Schoolboys team.
A decade later Jed and Sean have reunited at Bond University, thus continuing the run of top-line coaches at the club. Jed doesn’t care who he coaches – he just loves the game. His motto is “learn more and pass it on.” At BURC he’ll team up with an experienced crew in co-coach Mick Hall and managers Peter Jones and Chris Patterson. Welcome to Bond Jed!
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