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Adrian University Head Coach Looking for Recruits

Posted on 12/22/2020 5:23:27 PM by Bob Scheurer |   Return To Blog

My name is Benny Mateialona, Men’s Head Rugby Coach at Adrian College. This coming year, Fall 2021, we're ready to take the rugby program to the highest level.

Our vision at Adrian College rugby is to consistently grow to be a top competitive rugby program on the national stage while upholding the standards of Adrian College as a student-athlete on AND off the pitch.

Let me give you some facts about me as a player/coach, with over 20+ years of player AND coaching experience.

Player experience:

· Multiple Age-grade US National Team Representative

· Life University(GA) Alumni '13

· Collegiate Honorable Mention '08

· 2x Collegiate All-American '09, '10

· Captain of LifeU Varsity team '09

· National Champion '08, '12 (LifeU Men’s Club)

· USA Men's Selects XV '09, '10, '11

· MLR(Major League Rugby) New England Free Jacks '19

Coaching experience:

· Michigan State Rugby Club

· Legacy Rugby Academy

· Detroit Catholic Central HS

· Atavus Clinics

· Multiple Nike Rugby Camps

· EIRA(Eagle Impact Rugby Academy) - Midwest

· U23 Michigan Collegiate Selects

· USA U18 Boys HS All-Americans XV, VII

Adrian College
In recent years, the college has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. In its 2019 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Adrian College as Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest. The institution has also been recognized as a “Most Innovative College,” a “Best Value College” for two consecutive years and a “Best Value” institution. Adrian also was cited a 2019 Best Value by Money Magazine.

Scholarships range from 6k-50k for Academics and in Art, Music and Theatre.

43 Majors (and counting), Pre-professional programs in Architecture, Art Therapy, Engineering, Health Science and Law Seminary, numerous minors, and graduate degrees in Accounting, Athletic Training, Criminal Justice, Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and Sport Administration and Leadership

Ideal location 45 minutes from both Ann Arbor, Mich., and Toledo, Ohio, and 90 minutes from Detroit, Mich.

This is a great time for you. You're still in high school and everyday whether at practice, school or home, you have the chance to become a better student-athlete.

It is my hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and perhaps you could have the chance to come create something special at Adrian College.
Our athletic program at Adrian College is committed to seeing you succeed as a winner not only on the pitch but a winner in life as well.

Benny Mateialona
Head Coach Men's Varsity Rugby
Adrian College
110 S Madison St, Adrian, MI 49221
O:517-265-5161 ext 5018 | C: 404-304-3234
Men's Varsity Rugby | Adrian College