Alumni and friends of the South Carolina Men’s Rugby Club have launched an aggressive campaign to bring the program’s most noted alum back into the coaching fold as the university’s first paid head rugby coach.
The candidate should be familiar to long-time college rugby fans: John Roberts.
The SCRC has set its schedule for the fall of 2021, with, once again, a D1 and D2 men's collegiate conference in play.
The Men's D1AA conference will likely operate independently from any of the acronymic organizations (NCR, CRAA, ACR), but will find an end-of-fall postseason option within the CRAA framework.
Clemson University Rugby is making some big changes as the program looks to its next chapter.
The Tigers have left the Mid-South Conference in DIA to join the SCRC in DIAA, which is more fitting for the program’s club-sports status. But that’s only one of the changes. Former Eagle Troy Hall has been hired on as Head Coach and Director of Rugby.
In a major move in college rugby, the University of Memphis has signed former Arkansas State University Head Coach Blake White to be the Tigers' new Head Coach.
White was named Head Coach for Arkansas State in August of 2017 on an interim basis before being made the long-term head guy. He lead the Red Wolves for three seasons before stepping down this summer.
As expected the dominoes are quickly falling in men's college rugby this fall, with conferences that play their 15s season in the fall announcing (or at least making it very clear) that they will not be playing as normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.