About

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Photo courtesy Dave Redden Photography

My name is Scott Tungay and along with the two gentlemen in the photo above (Vince on the left, Gary in the middle), I coach the University of Kentucky Men’s Rugby Club.

I am from Natal, South Africa where rugby is the sport we all grew up on and dreamed about. I met my wife, Kelli while she was on a mission internship in South Africa.
We were married in 2016 and settled in Lexington, Kentucky.

Gary, Vince, & Jan welcomed me on board that Fall, as their Attack Coach.
UK made the SCRC playoffs for the first time in 25 years, and then won back to back Championships in 2017 & 2018.

I am grateful to be part of a coaching staff that compliments each other’s strengths and weaknesses so well. We have developed a great setup through much trial and error.

This blog is a way of sharing those wins and 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, and  3) impress those who come to watch.

Those are my 3 yardsticks for playing the best possible rugby.