TRU Hall of Fame

TRU Hall of Fame

In 2016 we were ecstatic to introduce the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame, a year-long celebration of individuals whose lives or careers are inextricably woven into the fabric of our history. In the first year, we inducted 10 nominees and we will look to induct up to ten members each following year.

HOF Eligibility

  • All TRU members past and present are eligible.
  • It is highly recommended that nominees are submitted based on their “body of work” and growth of rugby in the Texas Rugby Union. If the individual was only involved in one area (example as only a player or just a coach) the submission would have to be that much more extraordinary to be considered.

HOF Selection Process

The HOF Selection Committee is made up of current HOF members and the TRU Board. We felt group of selectors gave us a balance between founding members of the union and the current generation, and is a group of 18 – large enough that nothing is being done unilaterally by any individual.

The initial list of nominees will be considered and discussed by the committee, and a digital vote will whittle that group down to a more manageable list. Each voter will be asked to rank the nominees 1-23 and the nominees with the highest aggregate ranking will move on. This is the same process as the ad hoc committee followed last year.

Next the finalists will each be discussed individually with up to 5 minutes for each candidate/presenter. Again this is the same as the ad hoc committee did last year. There are simply too many nominees to have a presentation and discussion of each one without first narrowing that group to a manageable number.

Then another round of voting will occur and a final list of inductees will come forward.

HOF Banquet Celebration

Inductees will be honored at an annual Hall of Fame banquet in conjunction with the TRU Summit on the Game. We welcome all HOF members, nominees, their families and TRU members to join us in celebrating each class.

Past HOFs

TRU History

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