2018 Ruggas Coach Of The Year – Tjaart vd Walt



Tjaart's record the past five years speaks for itself. First as coach of the Garsfontein 1stXV and since 2017 coach of the Monnas 1stXV. He coached his sides to 5 finals in a row in the VirSeker Macro School's competition, winning the competition the last 4 years. Since being in charge of the Monnas 1stXV they won the Noordvaal competition every year under the guidance of Tjaart.

Tjaart sees himself as a student of the game with the analysis and balanced feedback to his players as the cornerstone of his coaching approach. During 2018 the 1stXV team of Monnas lost 3 games in a row but Tjaart refused to criticise them and continued to motivate the team, making them believe in themselves.

After losing to Helpmekaar in a league match against Helpmekaar 18-27 Tjaart and his team outsmarted Helpmekaar to win the VirSeker Cup with a massive 57-11. Tjaart just showing why is so highly rated and the deserved winner of the 2018 Coach Of The Year Award.