Rugby ATL signed Zac Mizell for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 31-year-old fullback/flyhalf is 6’2″ and 190 lbs.
Zac was the head rugby coach of the University of Texas from 2017-2019 and since 2019 was the Director of Rugby. In 2018 Zac played with Austin Elite Rugby.
Zac grew up in Keller, Texas, and lives in Marietta, Georgia. He began playing youth rugby at age 11 with the Alliance Rugby Club and after graduating high school, he joined the Dallas Harlequins in 2008, where he played in the USA Rugby Super League until 2010. He also was the Dallas harlequins Head Sevens Coach in 2014.
He then went to Arkansas State University in January 2011 where the team advanced to the USA National 15s Semi-finals that year. The following year the team lost in the finals and in 2013, finished in third place. In sevens, the Red Wolves won the National Championship in 2012 and in 2013. Both years he won All-American honors in both 15s and 7s and was the MVP in the 2012 tournament. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Management in 2014.
In 2012, Zac was selected to play for the USA Selects in the American Rugby Championship. In 2013, he was invited to Rugby World Cup Sevens Training Camp and then played for the Eagles 7s team in 2013-14, earning six caps. At the time he joined the Eagles 7s program at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, he had one last semester to complete his degree.
Mizell then moved to Austin, Texas and played with the Austin Blacks. In 2015 the Austin Blacks advanced to the USA Rugby Club Division 1 National Championship Semi-Finals. In 2016, he continued to play with the Austin Blacks until joining PRO Rugby for their inaugural 2016 season with the Ohio Aviators.
Zac is enrolled at Life University since 2019 and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. He played for Life’s Men’s Club and helped the team win the D1 National Club Championship in 2019.