June 20, 2017
Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Welcomes James Stewart as Assistant Fowards Coach
Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club Release: Grant A Cole, College Station, TX, June 14, 2017
The Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club welcomes Jeremy Stewart as an Assistant Forwards Coach for the 2017-2018 rugby season. Coach Stewart returns as a coach to the Aggie Rugby family after taking a few years off to start a family.
Aggie Rugby Forwards Coach Johnny Smith says this about the addition to the coaching staff:
“We’re excited to have someone with Jeremy’s credentials as a player, coach and educator join the club. He will bring a wealth of experience as an educator that will benefit both coaches and players. I’ve known Jeremy for many years as a player and coach. He’s a character guy first and foremost, will have a high standard for the players and assist each to attain the standard.”
Stewart looks forward to returning to the Aggie Rugby Coaching staff stating, “I am excited to be get back on pitch. There is something about coaching that is indescribable. It is comparable to teaching in the classroom. Developing and guiding an athlete to their potential is rewarding and life-giving.”
Coach Stewart is a 2010 graduate of Midwestern State University and received his Master’s Degree in Studies Principles from Sam Houston State in 2014. He intends to pursue a Doctorate at Texas A&M. He currently works as the Assistant Principal at College View High School in the College Station ISD. Jeremy makes his home in College Station with his wife Amanda and their son, Elliot.
Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club
Texas A&M Men’s Rugby began in the Fall of 1968 when a few Aggies gathered on the Main Drill Field with a visiting professor from Argentina, Roger Boos ‘68, to pass around the oval ball. The following spring, these Aggies played the founding teams of Texas Rugby – Austin, Galveston, and Rice – giving birth to rugby in Aggieland. Aggie rugby has won one senior club national championship (1974), more than 10 Texas Collegiate championships, and too many tournaments to count. Texas A&M Men’s Rugby sets the standard for rugby excellence on and off the rugby pitch as they focus on “the next job” at every turn. Texas A&M Men’s Rugby is a D1A Rugby program competing in the Red River Collegiate Rugby Conference.