After their 2020 season ended abruptly after just five matches, the San Diego Legion are setting their sights on the future.
Thursday, the Legion announced that Scott Murray and Zack Test will take over all Legion coaching duties as new co-Head coaches.
It won’t take much to adjust to the news since both have been with the franchise for the last few seasons.
Murray joined the squad as the Legion’s Forwards Coach for the 2019 season. Before coaching, he played for the Scotland National Team and spent time in both the French League and English Premiership.
Test has been with the Legion as their Backs Coach since their inaugural season in 2018. Like Murray, he’s brought valuable experience to the team after playing in the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics with the U.S. national team as a player.
In a press release, SD Legion President and CEO Ryan Patterson said, “As we look forward to the 2021 season, our organization is very focused on winning an MLR championship for our fans and the broader community in San Diego. Darren (SD Legion Chairman) and I are confident Zack and Scott will push our team to the next level, on and off the field.”
The Legion looked to be on their way to a championship this season before play was stopped. They were undefeated after five-matches and sat atop the leaderboard with 23 table points, more than any other Major League Rugby club.