VIDEO: Paul Treu reveals his new job
NEWS: Former national Sevens team mentor Paul Treu has a new coaching job.
The University of the Western Cape on Friday announced Paul Treu as Head Coach: Rugby.
Treu served with distinction as the coach of the Springbok Sevens, Kenya Sevens, defence coach of the Stormers and the Performance and Innovation Manager of the Western Province Rugby Football Union.
His most recent post was as High-Performance Sevens consultant for the Japan Rugby Football Union.
“Treu epitomises what UWC Sport is trying to achieve under the guidance of Director of Sport, Mandla Gagayi,” UWC said in a statement on their website.
“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,” Treu said.
“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.”
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UWC participates in the Varsity Cup – South Africa’s premier university competition.
Treu succeeds iconic former World Cup-winning Springbok and UWC coach Chester Williams, who passed away tragically in October last year.
“I regard myself as a dynamic, cutting edge leader with extensive experience in professional sport,” Treu said during his interview for the UWC position.
“I am exploring opportunities to team up with a high-performance organisation that relies on innovation and critical thinking, which in turn, prioritises best-practice methods to achieve their goal.
“As a recent MSc graduate with Distinction in Sports Directorship, I offer a variety of skillsets to meet the increasing demands of elite sport and enthusiastically support the objectives of an organisation with an unwavering quest for excellence.
“I believe that the next generation in rugby will require even more innovative approaches to performance than ever before. As technology has become more pervasive and information more freely accessible, it is the ability to process, filter and commit to what is important in the ‘big data’ landscape that will set organisations apart. This is as true in sport as it is of any other industry.
“In this regard, the network alluded to previously, which I have access to through my international work and experiences and studies, as well as an ability to manage and interpret the details while retaining a clear vision of the ‘big picture’, are key competitive advantages that I believe I bring to this role.”