Boston College Rugby Coach 1968-Present
- Established in 1991, the William J. Donlon Special
Achievement Award is given to those individuals who,
in the judgment of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame
Selection Committee, have demonstrated uncommon
dedication and performed supererogatory service to
Boston College athletics, both on and off the fields of
play. The award is named in honor of Reverend
William J. Donlon '31, in recognition of more than
sixty years participation, service, and devotion.
- Ken Daly has been the indefatigable, knowledgeable
and enthusiastic ambassador of the sport of Rugby to
Boston College since 1968. During that time he has
introduced and taught this venerable game to more
than 1,200 students - coaching them in more than
2,000 games while winning better than 70 percent of
- Not only is Ken Daly the "Founding Coach" to both the
men's and women's rugby clubs, he has developed the
sport to a championship caliber at the University. The
Boston College Women's Team has played in the
National Championship three times, winning in 1992;
five Eagle players have earned All-America honors.
- Expert in his game, respected by his peers and
admired by his student-athletes, Ken Daly represents
the highest ideals of Boston College, which prides itself
on the Jesuit credo of "service to others".
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic
Hall of Fame in 2005.