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A-State Rugby Coach Resigns; Huckaby returns as interim


JONESBORO, Ark. – Club sport director Alex Houser announced his resignation as the head coach for the Arkansas State University rugby team effective immediately.

Former A-State rugby coach Matt Huckaby was named interim head coach for the team, according to Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for student affairs.

Stripling indicated a search for a new coach for the nationally known rugby club also begins today.

Huckaby served as head coach for 2010-11 prior to Houser’s selection in 2011.  Huckaby is a former two-time all-American for Arkansas State, and currently works with A-State’s distance education program.

Houser led A-State to the USA Rugby 7s national championship in 2012.  Arkansas State’s rugby team is one of the top club programs in the country with a distinguished history dating back almost two decades.