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 we 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 an impressive setup through much trial, error, & hard work.
In 2020 we moved to be closer to Kelli’s family in the Cincinnati area.
I am passionate about Rugby as a tool for Masculine Character building & rite of passage.
I am excited to help Cincinnati become the Rugby Capital of the Midwest, by assisting High School boys & University men with their skills, attack, & culture.
This blog is a way of sharing these wins & encouraging Best Possible Rugby in Cincinnati.