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.
I met my wife, Kelli while she was on a mission internship in South Africa.
We were married in 2016 & settled in Lexington, Kentucky.
Gary & Vince welcomed me on board that Fall, 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.