Scot Courtney – 2021

Scot is married to his wife of 18 years, Gena, who is pursuing her Masters of Science in Nutrition at Texas State and his son, Cooper attends Miller Middle School where he plays Saxophone in the Symphonic Band, runs track and periodically plays rugby with SMYRA.

Originally coming to San Marcos in 1984, Scot was introduced to the sport of rugby his first semester at Southwest Texas State University (SWT). He immersed himself in the sport while at TXST, ultimately becoming President, Coach and Captain his last two seasons and was named Texas Select 1988 &1989. He helped to organize a petition to create the competitive Collegiate Division within the TRU. He graduated from SWT with degrees in both Political Science & Environmental Resource Management. After graduation and during law school, he played for Houston RFC and retired from playing in 1993. After graduating with honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1994, he began his career as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston.

Scot moved back to San Marcos in 2004, and joined forces with James Summers to rejuvenate and coach Texas State University RFC. Scot is also a founding member, Secretary and Manager of TXST Rugby Alumni Foundation, a 501(c) organization created to support TXST RFC. As his resume above indicates, he has held and continues to hold many different positions in both local, state-wide, territorial and national levels. He remains involved in several local clubs, even working with the City of San Marcos over the past few years to help secure new field space for San Marcos Greys and SMYRA.

Scot is Board Certified in Criminal Law, and has enjoyed a twenty-six year professional career devoted entirely to protecting and defending the rights of citizens; appearing in over 150 Criminal Courts in more than 64 Texas Counties, as well as various Appellate and Federal District Courts, including trademark work in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Courts. He is a three-time published author, whose current print publications include, Legal Street Smarts: Texas Edition & Student Body of Law for Texas – Everything the Texas College Student Needs to Know About the Law. He is also an accomplished artist who works in stained glass, designing and constructing original works in both the Tiffany & Lead Came methods.

1984-89 Southwest Texas State Renegade RFC (Player)
1988-89 President / Captain / Coach – SWT RFC
1990-93 Houston RFC (Player)
2004-15 Coach – Texas State University RFC
2005-Present Secretary & Board Member – TXST Rugby Alumni Foundation, Inc.
2008-13 Western RFU Discipline Committee
2008-12 Texas Rugby Executive Board-Discipline Chair
2012-Present Rugby Texas Disciplinary Chair
2013-Present Texas Rugby Union Disciplinary Chair
2012-17 Board Member/Discipline Chair-Southwest Collegiate Rugby Conference
2013-Present Of Counsel to San Marcos Greys RFC
2014-Present USA Rugby Collegiate Management Committee
2015-Present Director of Rugby – Texas State University RFC
2015-Present Board Member- San Marcos Youth Rugby Association

1987 – TRU Collegiate Champion – SWT RFC (Player)
1988 – TRU Collegiate Select (Player)
1989 – TRU Collegiate Select (Player)
1988 – Sponsored Petition to TRU to establish TRU Collegiate Division
2008 – TRU Collegiate Div II Champions – TXST RFC (Coach)
2009 – TRU Collegiate Div II Champions – TXST RFC (Coach)
2011 – TRU Collegiate Div II Champions – TXST RFC (Coach)

USA Rugby Level 300 Certified Coach
USA Rugby Certified Referee