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John Hart

Coach from New Zealand

John Bernard Hart ONZM (born 1946) is a former New Zealand rugby union personality who played rugby for Waitemata and Auckland. But it was as a coach and manager of Auckland and New Zealand that he became famous. Hart was born in Auckland to father Joe, who worked for the bicycle importing company W.H. Worrall and Company, and mother Joan. He was the second of four children; he had an older brother, Graeme, a younger sister Loraine and a younger brother, Ian. Hart was educated at Mount Roskill Grammar School, where he was best all-round sportsman, head of his house and deputy prefect in his final year. He then enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at University of Auckland in hope of becoming an accountant, but his attention was more focused towards leisure than his studies. Hart no longer qualified for a bursary after failing more subjects in his second year, forcing him to complete his degree part-time. He rose to become Group Employee Relations Director for Fletcher Challenge, then New Zealand's largest company, John Hart began his first class coaching career for Auckland in 1982. He coached Auckland to the National Provincial Championship (NPC) title in 1982, 1984 and 1985, and it  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1946
Nationality
New Zealand
Profession
Coach

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