Ruggas.co.za and the rest of the schoolboy rugby would like to pay tribute to Mr Sean Erasmus. A true gentleman and family man who has the ability to fully understand and speak to the soul of a player, not just coach them!
It is not often that a schoolboy coach's decision to further his career as a coach at a senior rugby union is celebrated as well as bemoaned by South Africa's schoolboy rugby fraternity. We are all saddened to lose his dedication and knowledge but are all agreeing that he should become a future Springbok coach.
Sean rise to stardom in schoolboy rugby started in 2001 when was employed by Glenwood High School. He coached the Glenwood 15A 2002- 2003, Glenwood 16A 2004- 2006, Glenwood 2XV 2007 and the Glenwood 1XV from 2008 to 2013. He also coached several other teams while in Durban including KZN Junior Clubs u12, u13, u15, u18, KZN u16 Grant Khomo XV, KZN u16 Grant Khomo, KZN u18 Academy Week, KZN u18 Craven Week, Sharks Academy Coach, Sharks u19 Currie Cup 2009 to 2013, Sharks Vodacom Cup 2012, Durban Harlequins Senior Premiership Reserve 2XV Club Coach, Durban Harlequins Premiership Club 1XV Coach, Glenwood Falcons Club u20 Coach, Old Boys Club u20 Coach, Collegians Club u20 Coach and Collegians Club 1XV Coach.
His appointment as Head of Rugby at Paarl Boys High in 2014 was headlines all over. He coached the Paarl Boys High 1st XV from 2014 untill 2018. Won Interschool’s vs Paarl Gim 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 while remaining unbeaten in South Africa from 2015 to 2017. He also coached WP u16 Grant Khomo Assistant Coach 2015, WP u16 Grant Khomo Head Coach 2016, WP u16 Grant Khomo Head Coach and overall Winners 2017, WP Craven Week u18 Assistant coach and unofficial winners of Craven Week 2018, SA Schools Forward Coach 2015, SA Schools A Team Head Coach 2016, SA Schools Assistant Coach 2017 and SA Schools Head Coach 2018.
Furthermore he was also awarded Best Coach by Jake White in 2009, most promising coach at the International Rugby Academy of NZ by Murray Mexted (IRANZ). Paarl Boishaai's 1stXV won the team of the year in WP 2015, 2016 and 2017. Sean was also selected as the Ruggas.co.za coach of the year in 2016 and 2017.
Good luck Sean and thank you for the positive influence you had on a generation of rugby players. A generation who will one day proudly claim that they were coached by you.