Bill Taute – 2018

Bill Taute has been an active member of the TRU for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator, and coach. His playing career included 5 years at Texas A&M, 2 years at Houston Old Boys, and 12 years for Austin Blacks. He played for 10 years in the TRU Select side, 5 years in the Western Select Side and played for the US in the 1997 Macabbiah Games where the US was undefeated, winning the Gold Medal over South Africa 23-22 and Bill was named Man of the Match. He has served as Head and Assistant Coach of Austin Blacks Rugby, For the past two decades, Bill has served as Austin Blacks Board Chairman and led the club to multiple appearances in the USA Rugby Championship Series including 5 appearances in the Div.1 Championship final and culminating in a Div.3 National Championship this year.