Plano Rugby Club was originally started back in 2000 by Chairman Emeritus Nick Marketos and Head Coach Frank Waller. The story has it that Coach Frank was driving by a Plano park and saw Nick with a rag tag group of high school kids throwing a rugby ball around. Coach Frank stopped his car and asked Nick if he needed any help, and the rest they say is history.
What started out as a single team of High School boys expanded in 2005 to include ages 9 and up and offered girls the opportunity to play as well. We now offer co-ed teams from Kindergarten to 8th grade, JV/Varsity High School Boys and a separate Varsity High School Girls team.
We are a non-profit organization that is run by a group of retired rugby players who are passionate about the game and the opportunity to introduce the sport to the North Texas community. Our philosophy is to provide high quality coaching at the lowest cost of entry in order to attract as many kids to the sport as possible. We partner with Plano Sports Authority (PSA) in order to provide quality facilities and fields along with USA Rugby which allows us to provide structured scheduling of games across the Texas Rugby community.
Our Chairman Emeritus Nick Marketos passed away in August, 2017 after a battle with brain cancer (read Nick’s Eulogy letter ), but the spirit with which he formed Plano Rugby lives on. Nick’s son, Mike Marketos is currently President of the club and his granddaughter Elena is playing on the co-ed 5th/6th grade squad.