Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

After a shock two week unemployment, Scott Lawrence has landed in the Eagles' nest. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1492257581108117509 The former Rugby ATL coach will take over the Eagles' defense. His time in Atlanta saw him develop the top defense of 2021. He'll spend the year working with the Eagles player pool and developing the defensive system. For Lawrence, … Continue reading Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

Rugby ATL Will Test the American Coaching System

Scott Lawrence may have departed Georgia, but his coaching tree will have its first chance to grow. Rugby ATL announced the promotion of Steve Brett from assistant coach to Head Coach. Blake Bradford was elevated to Assistant Head Coach, while Lucas Baistrocchi will add Skills to his former title of Strength and Conditioning Coach. The … Continue reading Rugby ATL Will Test the American Coaching System

What Prompted the Lawrence/ATL Divorce?

Scott Lawrence's sudden resignation from Rugby ATL was only one piece of a very bad day for the Georgia franchise. What led to the shocking move? Lawrence has implied in statements that he no longer saw eye to eye with the new ownership group. While short on specifics, a lack of long term clarity likely … Continue reading What Prompted the Lawrence/ATL Divorce?

RFT’s Pick for the Atlanta Coaching Vacancy

We broke down some of Rugby ATL's options in their sudden coaching search yesterday. We think one choice stands up above the rest. Nate Osborne, are your bags packed? Osborne was the last of the original MLR coaches to be relieved of his duties. While he never made a playoff, his teams were constantly on … Continue reading RFT’s Pick for the Atlanta Coaching Vacancy

RFT’s Pick for the Dallas Coaching Vacancy

Usually, a coaching search should be deep and wide. For Dallas, it shouldn't be. We outlined some of the options Dallas have in their sudden coaching search yesterday. But the path forward for the Jackals couldn't be more clear. Call Scott Lawrence now. Lawrence took an expansion side to the Final in two years as … Continue reading RFT’s Pick for the Dallas Coaching Vacancy

Rugby ATL Had a Very Bad Day

Rugby ATL spent an entire Thursday that felt like Friday at 5 news dump. The day started with the announcement from Scott Lawrence that he'd be leaving the organization. The same Scott Lawrence that coached this team from a middling expansion to Eastern Conference champions in two years. The same Scott Lawrence that built this … Continue reading Rugby ATL Had a Very Bad Day

6 Names to Watch in Atlanta, Dallas Coaching Searches

With Dallas and Atlanta suddenly needing to replace Michael Hodge and Scott Lawrence just weeks before the season, we've pulled together five names to watch in the coaching scramble search. Elaine Vassie Candidate for: Dallas Jackals The first name should be the most obvious. Elaine Vassie initially joined Dallas prior to its 2021 inaugural season … Continue reading 6 Names to Watch in Atlanta, Dallas Coaching Searches