Alan Sharpley has been involved with rugby since the earliest days! Firstly, with the Austin RFC he served as a player, then for many years a club administrator, and again for many years the Austin Tournament Director and host for numerous T.R.U. and Western RFU collegiate and club championship and All-Star events. He was one of the leaders in organizing and developing the effort to establish the Austin RFC clubhouse and grounds. Later he worked as an administrator on the L.A.U., Western RFU territorial level. Most recently he has been serving on a national advisory panel with USA Rugby. During my tenure as TRU President I always found his counsel to very incisive and on target. His inclusion in the first class of inductees to the TRU Hall of Fame would be the best way to thank and honor him for his long tenure and work.