Author Archives: Matt Trenary

Q&A about Wake Forest coaching position

Recently, Wake Forest announced they would be hiring a paid head coach. As professional coaching is still rare in our game, we thought to ask a few questions on how they are making this work. Pat Kane, Head Coach Emeritus, and Andrew Gentles ’05, President of the Wake Forest Rugby Foundation were gracious enough to […]

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All teams break even

The past few years have seen the rise of commercial endeavors by collegiate rugby teams. More teams are embracing a professional approach and more schools are embracing those teams, if not creating them in the first place. The result is a more competitive environment not only on the field but off of it. “Branding” and […]

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Q&A with Illinois’s Mike Waszkowski

Mike Waszkowski is the President of the University of Illinois Rugby Football Club. Illinois recently moved up from Division 2 to join the Big Ten in D1-A. Their development has been a great success and they have qualified for the Big Ten semi-finals this spring where they will play Ohio State. Mike was kind enough […]

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Random thoughts from USA Rugby’s College 7s

I recently was fortunate enough to attend USA Rugby’s Collegiate Sevens National Championships in College Station, TX. I encourage you to take a look at the YouTube replays or the ESPN3 coverage if you haven’t. For those of you that weren’t in attendance, I figured I would jot down my highlights from the weekend as […]

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Point Counter-Point: Collegiate Sevens Championship

Back from a bit of an in-season hiatus, we’ll do something different today. We being Matt Trenary and Eric Taber. This will be a point counter-point piece on whether or not teams with significant travel should attend USA Rugby’s Collegiate Sevens National Championship. This centers around the financial commitments of championships as any free championships […]

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