Mike Veth will be inducted February 11th, the first for the Hall of Fame.
July 27- The trustees of the University of Arizona Rugby Alumni Association are pleased to announce the formation of the University of Arizona Rugby Hall of Fame – and its first inductees.
The Hall of Fame will annually recognize members of the UofA Rugby community who have realized significant achievements and made lasting contributions to the competitiveness, growth, stature and culture of Wildcat Rugby. They have also honored our sport’s ethos and lasting traditions.Last spring a slate of nominees was assembled and the trustees agreed that Coach William David Sitton will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019, corresponding with the Club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Further, it was agreed that the first member to enter the UA Rugby Hall of Fame will be: Coach Michael Veth.
A loyal servant to Arizona Rugby, Coach Veth gave tirelessly to the Club from 1974 until his retirement from coaching rugby in 2006. During his 32 years with Arizona, Coach Veth helped over 1,000 Wildcat rugby players prepare for rugby — and life. Coach Veth will be honored in Tucson at The Arizona Rugby Alumni Dinner. The tentative date for the event is Saturday evening, February 11th, 2017. The dinner is the day following the Dave Sitton Memorial ‘Strong & Tough’ Golf Tournament on Friday, Feb. 10th.
Date confirmations, registration information and event details for this alumni weekend will be distributed shortly.
Join many of your fellow alumni to congratulate and honor Coach Mike Veth, as we continue the traditions of, and support for, Arizona Wildcat Rugby.
SAVE THE DATE
February 10-11, 2017
- Dave Sitton Memorial Golf Tournament
- Arizona Varsity Rugby Match
- Alumni Dinner – Honoring Coach Mike Veth, Arizona Rugby Hall of Fame