Steven Harris named Tennessee’s program manager

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Tennessee announced Steven Harris will serve as the Vols’ rugby program manager.

Harris played at Tennessee from 2010-15.

Below is Harris’ bio provided by Tennessee.

COACHING EXPERIENCE
Volunteer Coach, Men’s Rugby Team at the University of Tennessee August 2021 – Present
● Member of the staff which guided the program to the Fall 2021 Division 1 Club Rugby National Championship
● Coordinated team logistics as the Team Manager at the 2022 USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championship
● Led Wednesday morning training sessions for all backline players

Director, Tennessee Rugby Academy July 2021-July 2022
● Directed 9 volunteer coaches and 103 players across the 4 youth and high school programs fielded by the TRA
● Supported the hosting of 4 youth, collegiate, and club rugby tournaments at the Tennessee Rugby Park
● Grew the 2021 Halloween 7s youth and high school tournament to a record attendance of 19 teams

Internship, Lindenwood University September-November 2020
● Completed Army approved internship program at Lindenwood University, #4 ranked program in D1-A
● Coordinated team meals and travel for two away matches during the Spring 2021 D1-A season
● Managed the distribution of equipment and training apparel for a roster of 71 student athletes
● Remained as a volunteer member of the coaching staff through March 2021

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Knoxville Possums RFC June- November 2016
● 2x 7’s Tournaments
● 3x 15’s matches with one start at scrumhalf

University of Tennessee Men’s RFC January 2010- May 2015
● Member of 2012 D1-AA Final Four Team
● Team Member for 3x 15’s National Tournament Appearances
● Team Member for 3x SEC Tournament Appearances and 1x SEC Championship
● 2 Year JV Captain

Oakland High School RFC January 2008- May 2009
● 2 Year starter; elected Club President for the 2009-2009 Academic Year
● Bowl runner up at 2009 State Tournament

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Logistics Officer, 5th Special Forces Group Fort Campbell, KY July 2018- September 2020
Transportation Officer, 2nd Infantry Division Camp Casey, South Korea May 2017- June 2018
ROTC Cadet, Tennessee Army National Guard January 2015- December 2016
Military Police, Tennessee Army National Guard October 2008- January 2015
● Deployed to Afghanistan from June 2013 to January 2014

EDUCATION
Master of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee Class of 2023
Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee December 2016

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire