Saturday 15 December 2018

Logan takes over as head of fitness

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John Fallon

Denis Logan has been appointed as the new Munster Head of Athletic Performance, taking over from Aled Walters who has joined the Springboks.

Logan will start in his new position early next month. He currently works as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

Logan, a native of New York, has worked with elite athletes for more than a decade in a variety of sports, including American football and Olympic events.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Browns, he was Director of Performance for the US Pro Sports division of EXOS where he worked with professional and elite athletes from a wide range of sports.

Logan was the lead strength coach for the NFL Combine and the NFL off-season development programmes.

He also worked closely with a diversity of tactical populations, providing extensive support around training and education for US Special Forces.

Munster head coach Johann van Graan said that Logan would become a key member of their management team as they plot further success.

"We are delighted to welcome Denis after an extensive search and interview process.

"Denis, in continuing to secure the best talent across our back-room team, will add further value with his wealth of knowledge and experience," said van Graan.

Logan will join Munster as they bid to collect silverware both in Europe and in the PRO14, with Munster this week building up for their opening match in South Africa against the Southern Kings tomorrow.

They will face the Cheetahs next week in Bloemfontein before returning to Ireland to complete their preparations for the Champions Cup semi-final against Racing 92 in Bordeaux.

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