Paarl Boys' High's Head of Rugby, Peter Engledow, has decided to explore new opportunities in his coaching career after a three-year stint at the prestigious Paarl school. The school announced the departure of Engledow in a press release earlier today.
Engledow's contract of three years ended on the 30th of September 2021. He coached Griqualand West's senior side before joining Boishaai at the end of 2018 to fill the position left vacant by Sean Erasmus who decided to make the step-up to the senior provincial setup at the Lions after five years in Paarl.
The last two years were severely disrupted on the sports fields, especially on schools’ level, due to Covid-19. “It was three fantastic years at Paarl Boys’ High, but I have to think about my family as we move into a new phase of our lives and therefore I want to explore new business opportunities," said Engledow.
Engledow especially refers to the way the learners lived up to the three traditions of Paarl Boys’ High, being the traditions of Good conduct, Good sportsmanship, and Good scholarship as something that stood out for him during his stay at the school. He gives credit to the staff and everyone involved.
During the disrupted three years Engledow coached the first team through 26 games, winning 23 with 3 losses.
“It has been a huge honor and privilege to have been a part of the Boishaai brotherhood," said Engledow
Both the headmaster, Mr. Derek Swart, and the governing body indicated their appreciation for the positive energy Engledow brought to Paarl Boys’ High and wishes Peter the best of luck with his career.
Paarl Boys’ High has indicated they will soon start the process to appoint a replacement for Peter Engledow.