USA Rugby modified release with photo by Mike Lee
USA Women’s Sevens named former USA Eagles 7s/XVs back, Zack Test, as Assistant Coach.
The selection panel included Head Coach Emilie Bydwell, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Coaching Director Chris Clements, and International Athlete Representative Kelly Griffin.
Test served in an interim role since the opening rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. His appointment will be through the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Test was one of the leading players in USA sevens history, with over 300 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series matches and his experience will be crucial for the Women’s Sevens program.
“Test ranks among the top five in nearly every statistical category for the USA Men’s Sevens, with 307 total matches, 143 tries and 721 points scored. In 2016, Test was named to the Team USA rugby sevens roster at the Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, he similarly represented the United States in fifteens during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, bringing fundamental experience and understanding for pinnacle rugby competition ahead of Paris 2024. Following a nine-year career with the USA Eagles across both sevens and fifteens, Test has since parlayed his experience into the coaching game, most recently with the San Diego Legion of Major League Rugby.”
“He brings a unique understanding of how to manipulate defenses along with the specific actions and behaviors that we need to develop in our players so that they can be dynamic and adaptive attacking threats. Further, his expertise in the aerial side of the game will enable us to continue to evolve our kick off tactics and support our players to continue to be dominant in this area.”