Congratulations to Kevin Phillipson, Head Coach of the Abilene Christian University Men’s Rugby Club on his selection as the Penn Mutual Coach of the month for April.
Very few coaches can call rugby their sole line of work and it is a special honor to be recognized for coaching while balancing life’s callings in work and personal life. So it is with Coach Phillipson who have been presented with many challenges off the field and yet has made such a significant impact upon his team. Even when those challenges has denied him the time to be with his team, he keeps them in mind and heart, preparing practice plans knowing that his team will execute those plans even in his absence such is the regard in which he is held.
Beyond the X’s and O’s and performance analytics of rugby, Coach Phillipson brings to his team a passion and love for the game. From introducing new players to the game to developing experienced players into select side caliber players, Coach Phillipson has earned the respect of his team.
“He has always kept his team first, even in the trenches of his personal life. He wants to make us is into not just phenomenal rugby players, but phenomenal men as well. He has been a huge role model to me and to others.”