Harahan River Coyotes
Harahan River Coyotes RFC was founded in 2021 to play in the Robert Markel Cup, a social rugby league in the Greater New Orleans Area. The idea to form a rugby team came from Harahan Mayor Tim Baudier upon learning that Jefferson Parish rival Gretna had a team of their own.
The colors green and blue were selected as are the team colors as they are the official colors of the City of Harahan The name of River Coyotes has a little more interesting back story. Prior to forming the team, city officials were dealing with a unique problem. Coyotes were crossing the river and finding their way into the city. It's not completely unheard of, but the reported sighting and trappings by animal control had significantly increased.
Upon further investigation, it wasn't a random uptick in river crossings from the coyotes. They were being lured by a Harahan resident. The bait of choice, of course, was hotdogs.
The River Coyotes Play their home matches at Harahan playground located at 6601 Tenth St, Harahan, LA