Matt Wagner Appointed Head Coach for Men’s Select Side

CARFU Men’s Select Side Rugby is pleased to announce that Matt Wagner as this year’s head coach. He will be assisted by Paul Vercoe, David Fee, and John Luhrsen.

Wags has developed into an elite coach in his relatively short career over the past 10 years. Below are just a few of the many accomplishments on his resume:
• Head coach, Chicago Lions Men’s 7s 2019-(current), 2021 USA Club 7s National Champions
• Coach, Chicago Lions Women’s XVs, 2019-2020, Spring 2022
• Asst. Coach, backs, kicking, & defense, Chicago Lions Men’s XVs, Fall 2021
• Asst. Coach, Chicago Lions Men’s & Women’s 7s, 2019
• Coach, backs & attack, Illinois College All Star (ICAS) Women’s XVs, 2017-2018
• Head Coach, Purdue University Men’s 7s, 2013-2016, 2015 Big Ten 7s Coach of the Year
• Asst. Coach, Purdue University Men’s XVs, 2010
• Player, Chicago Lions 7s & XVs, 2012-2018

We couldn’t be happier to have such a talented group of coaches leading the squad.

The CARFU Men’s Select Side team will be competing this May with matches against the Glendale Raptors, Iowa Selects, Wisconsin Selects, and Minnesota Selects. Still pending confirmation is an at-large bid into the National Select-Side tournament in June