Coach Austin is currently working to build the rugby program at Warren Easton High School and is looking for a few dedicated individuals to bring the Barbarians back to the league. Coaches will be supported and development is available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coaching or playing.
Please fill out this survey to register for Nola Barbarians during the 2019-20 season.
High School Ladies start October 12th for a touch-based series of clinics and scrimmages. We will focus on the non-contact aspects of rugby to develop skills. There will be an additional season in the Spring to add contact and competition between schools.
After your registration is received, you will receive an email with confirmation and payment information.
Coach Matt Austin
I started playing rugby while an exchange student in Chile, then played for the University of Pittsburgh. I’ve been a teacher and a coach in New Orleans for over a decade. I coached Tulane University’s men’s club, Nola Barbarians, and Lake Area HS -as well as a few years as a coach with the HS State All-star team. I’m currently in my third year as the Commissioner of the Deep South Collegiate Rugby Conference and was formerly the VP of Louisiana Rugby. I’m a founding member of American Youth Rugby, where I serve on the board of directors.
I started playing rugby at the University of Alabama in 2013. I had never played before but 3 years later, I was an officer of the club. I met my very best friends through this sport and it helped me figure out who I am. I’m now an English teacher at Bonnabel High School. The opportunity to introduce students to the sport I love is the most exciting thing ever!
I started playing rugby in college for Tulane. I always played sports growing up– everything from swimming to cross country to field hockey. Naturally, I fell in love with rugby as soon as I started playing and it quickly became a large part of my life. I now play for Louisiana Lagniappe and am generally an inside center or a flanker! When I’m not playing rugby, I’ll either be hanging out with my dog, Sully, or at work at YouthForce NOLA, where I help find meaningful work opportunities for public school students in New Orleans.
Brittany is thrilled to coach the Nola Barbies and introduce rugby to new players! She has played rugby for 14 years and coached youth rugby for 3 years. Brittany currently plays for Louisiana Lagniappe women’s club and has been selected to play at various tournaments with the USA South Panthers. Brittany began playing rugby her freshman year of college at Penn State and went on to win 2 national championships while she was there. She is excited for the opportunity to share the sport and the camaraderie of rugby with the young women of New Orleans.