Photo courtesy Dave Redden Photography
My name is Scott Tungay & along with the two gentlemen in the photo above (Vince on the left, Gary in the middle), I had the privilege of coaching the University of Kentucky Men’s Rugby Club from 2016 to 2019.
I am from Natal, South Africa where rugby is the sport we all grew up on & dreamed about.
After High School I attended the Sharks Satellite Academy in Pietermaritzburg under Steve Botha & Ralph Cawood, achieving my IRB Level 2 Coaching accreditation, while playing as a flyhalf/centre in the junior club system.
I met my wife, Kelli while she was on a mission internship in South Africa.
We were married in 2016 & settled in Lexington, Kentucky.
That Fall, Head Coach Gary Anderson welcomed me on board at the UK Rugby Club, as their Attack Coach.
UK made the SCRC playoffs for the first time in 25 years, & then won back to back Championships in 2017 & 2018.
I am grateful to have been part of a coaching staff that compliments each other’s strengths & weaknesses so well. We developed a great setup through much trial & error.
This blog is a way of sharing those wins & encouraging Best Possible Rugby in America.
I use the term “Best Possible Rugby” because not many of us have the perfect player group, the perfect infrastructure, the perfect coaching staff etc.
So a question we coaches can ask is “how can I make the best of what I’ve got?”
Everyone wants to 1) win, 2) have fun, & 3) impress those who come to watch.
Those are my 3 yardsticks for playing the best possible rugby.