The Full Story

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and masters’ programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs. Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

Mission

Nickname

Clamdiggers

Year Established

1984

Head Coaches

Jim Wiseman, Jeremy Tominack, and Morne Pretorious

Assistant Coach 

Phillip Pitstick assistant coach, recruiter and admin

Robby Queen - Club President

Notable Achievements

Southern Rugby Conference Champs Fall:

2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015

 

Southern Rugby Conference Champs Spring:

2012 & 2013

National Top 25 (Divison II):

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016

 

National Top 10 (Divison II): 2012, 2014, and 2015 Finished in Top Elite 8 in 15’s both 2012-2013 and 2015-2016 seasons

 

Finished in the Top Elite 8 in 7’s 2015 College National Championships in Denver, Colorado.

 

Finished as #6 ranked team in the nation. Finished in the Top 16 in 7’s 2016 College National Championships in Cary, NC.

 

2016 Cape Fear 7’s Tournament Champions (Social Division) Multiple USA South Rugby Panthers selections and an All American college 15’s selection.

 

Multiple Southern Rugby All Conference player selections in 15’s and 7’s.

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