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Savannah Austin

Age: 

25


Hails From: 

Memphis, Tennessee


Job That Pays the Bills: 

Coach, Memphis Inner City Rugby


Rugby Life:

  • Storm Rugby (Middle and High school)

  • Life University Women’s Rugby Team

  • Middle Tennessee State University Women’s Rugby Club

  • Memphis Flamingos Women’s Rugby Club (Captain)

  • Memphis Blues Men’s Rugby (Assistant Coach)


Leading Like a Boss:

  • Full-time pathway coach for Memphis Inner City Rugby (MICR), working with 4+ middle and high school teams across Memphis

  • Has coached with MICR for four years, including the PCA, Freedom Prep Academy Girls, and Soulsville High School Girls programs


Why We Love Savannah:

Savannah is extremely passionate about the power rugby has to develop character and provide opportunities. She finds great joy and purpose in using rugby to create a safe space for young people in Memphis. As a pathway coach for MICR, Savannah spends her days working directly with youth rugby, not only to build great athletes but also to build well-rounded young people that have the skills they need to successfully navigate life.

All photos provided by the award recipient

Photo Credit: Dennis D Hawk

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