Thursday, November 3, 2016

Canterbury Red River Interviews: Texas Tech

Our partners Canterbury have conducted a set of interviews with the teams of the Red River Conference.

Tell us about your rugby program? Including  a Brief History

The Texas Tech men’s rugby team has succeeded in sevens play and wants to continue that progress in 15s. Participation numbers have been strong this season. Last year’s 1-5 season was an enormous disappointment and a strong group of underclassmen is looking to change that.

Tell us about  your rugby programs coaches? Background & time in the role

Phil Terrigno, the Red Raiders’ first-year rugby coach, is a new faculty member in the Texas Tech College of Media & Communication. He played at New Rochelle High School (NY), nationally-ranked Marist College and Columbia University (as a fifth-year graduate student). He previously assisted coaching the Marist College men and the Texas Tech women’s teams.

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What are your goals & expectations for the season?

To improve on a 1-5 season last year (in conference play).

Who are some key players in your program to keep an eye on?

  • Nathan Hatton, Sr., 8-man, 6-foot-2, 230 pounds
  • Kaleb Teverbaugh, So., Lock, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds
  • Mike McCabe, Sr., Flyhalf, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds
  • Bobby Flinn, So., Inside Center, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds.

Who is your biggest rival and / or a must win game in your opinion?

Each game is a must-win.

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