Nic Tyson Head Coach - 15s and 7s

I have been playing for 18 years and coaching for 12 years. I fell in love with the game because of the camaraderie, competition, and creativity that the game requires. I always played sports growing up, but I picked rugby because I think it is an intensely cerebral game as well as intensely physical. It requires every player on the field, from the smallest to the biggest, to think critically on the move while trying to accomplish the same goal.

My goal as a coach is to teach a love of the game of rugby while teaching individuals: camaraderie, teamwork, fitness, and critical thinking. I believe learning and succeeding in rugby teaches a person to be more honest with themselves about their abilities and their goals. I am really excited about the prospects for the future of the club and the opportunities that being a member of the UWRC presents to the guys. I love coaching the Badgers because the guys are incredibly welcoming, inclusive, hard-working, and fun to be around. They make my job better and easier because of their attitude and effort.

Scott “Scooter” Adlington Assistant Coach

Scott was born and raised in Australia, graduated in Sports Science and began his senior rugby playing for Lismore City where he played representative rugby for Far North Coast and Sydney University in New South Wales. He later moved to Brisbane and joined Western Suburbs and GPS in the Brisbane competition.

His rugby playing travels also took him to Wales where he played for Pontypool along with a 7’s career with the Potoroos where he travelled throughout Australia and Singapore.

He is married with two kids and works in economic development with the Victorian State Government.

Scott is a Level 300 coach and due to the consistent effort and passion that the UW players bring to practice and games is thoroughly enjoying his time working with the UW Men’s program.