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Kevin Phillipson - Head Coach

As a Professor with McMurry University in Abilene, TX, I teach marketing, however, I have also taught business, entrepreneurship, management, strategy, and technology.  I have a doctorate in business administration with a concentration in marketing, a M.B.A. and finishing a masters in Sports Management.  I am the head coach for the ACU men’s and women’s rugby programs as well as the Abilene Rugby Club’s men’s team. I am the tour manager for the Lonestar Conference’s Select Side that was meant to tour Jamaica in June 2020, and I was the assistant coach for the National Small College Rugby Organization’s women’s Lonestar Select Side that went to Florida in January 2020. I have been a representative and recruiter for Stellenbosch Academy of Sports in South Africa since 2018, working primarily on coach development and player identification in the US market. I have held a World Rugby level 2 coaching certification since 2003.  

I married to Angie in 2006, we are parents of 7 children, my 2, her 3, and a nephew and 1 of our 4 grandkids.  

I was born in South Africa, immigrated to the US in 1992. Served in the South African Army.