April 19, 2024 – The Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship (CUMRC) proudly announces the appointment of three individuals to its Board of Directors. Joining the CUMRC Board are Cory Hector, Matt Squires, and Scott Manning.

  1. Cory Hector – Ontario Representative: With nine years as head coach of the Gryphons men’s rugby program and a background in coaching at the professional and national levels, Cory Hector brings expertise in season planning and player development.
  2. Matt Squires – Prairies Representative: Matt Squires, a 25-year rugby veteran and experienced coach, has dedicated himself to fostering rugby talent at all levels, while also making contributions to the sport’s administration and digital marketing initiatives.
  3. Scott Manning – British Columbia Representative: Scott Manning’s two-decade involvement in rugby, from representing Canada on age-grade national teams to coaching at the university level, demonstrates his passion for player development and commitment to the sport’s growth in Canada.

They join the following current members of the CUMRC Board:

“The appointment of Cory, Matt, and Scott to the CUMRC Board of Directors completes the Board’s goal of having representatives across the country, ensuring our decision making takes into account the intricacies of the different regions,” stated Maria Samson, Chair of the CUMRC. “Their collective experience, dedication, and passion for rugby will strengthen our organization and continue to strengthen Men’s university rugby in Canada.”