WBHS is pleased to announce that WBHS Head Boy of 2003, Waylon Murray, has joined the School in a full-time capacity as Director of High Performance and Sport Development. This follows the recruitment last year of high profile coaches Jeremy McLaren and Njabulo ‘Jabz’ Zulu. This highly respected trio have already initiated strategies to further benefit WBHS sport in future. Although Jeremy and Jabz are Rugby specialists, Waylon’s role will cover all 21 sports in the School.
Jeremy McLaren has coached Rugby at schools such as Kloof and Glenwood, and is the current KZN Schools Craven Week Head Coach. Jabz Zulu is also a WBHS Old Boy, and he comes to us as an ex-Golden Lions and Parktown BHS coach. He and Waylon formed a powerful centre pairing for the WBHS 1st Rugby team, that resulted in most successful seasons in 2003 and 2004.
Waylon was a diligent student who excelled in four sports at School: Rugby, Cricket, Athletics and Football. He rose to prominence at the Sharks in 2006 as one of South Africa’s leading centres, owing to his tenacity on defence and astute ball distribution skills. His impressive form in 2007 resulted in his selection for the Springboks. In his 12-year career as professional player, Waylon also represented the Lions, Bulls, Kings and French club AS Macon.
Headmaster Trevor Hall said “Waylon’s decision to retire from professional Rugby is a huge bonus for us at WBHS. He has done two short stints here as a coach between his professional Rugby commitments. Anyone who meets Waylon, Jeremy and Jabz would immediately appreciate that their emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills are major attributes that we look for in our staff. Their skills and experience will be of great benefit to our boys in their various sports and in their general lives.”