Club History

History

Last updated 6/18/18

This team was started in 1967 by the Krebs brothers: Chris, Ed, Mark, Paul, Tom, and Van.

 

Birmingham Rugby Hall of Fame

Class Of Name
2017 Chris Krebs
2017 Ed Krebs
2017 Mark Krebs
2017 Paul Krebs
2017 Tom Krebs
2017 Van Krebs
2018 Chris Wiggins
2018 Jeff W. Maurer
2018 Joe Pierson
2018 Michael Laney
2018 Tommy Somerville

 

 

 

 

 

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Click the 3 links below to read Chris Krebs’ 1985 letter to his brother Eddie regarding the team’s history.

Letter 1                           Letter 2                                         Letter 3

Individual Awards and Positions:

President

Vice President of General Affairs

Vice President of Operations

Treasurer

Match Secretary

Head Coach (15s)

Iron Man(Highest Award. Mostly on pitch)

Best Old Boy / Ed Krebs Rusty Hammer

Best Forward

Best Back

Most Impr Forward

Most Impr Back

Best Injury

Best Road Trip Quote

Soccer Boy (On or off pitch mistakes)

Anvil Award (Off pitch contribution) Most Understanding Wife / Girlfriend 7s Player of the Year

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Van Krebs Tom Krebs

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Van Krebs

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Van Krebs

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Van Krebs

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89 EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross  Mike Estock Scott Brady Walker Scott (MVP)
90 EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross John “Sr.” Goodwyn
91 EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross Kenneth Dickerson
92 EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross Mark Wellingham

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EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross

 Luke Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EB Ashmore Mike Estock Neil Ross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dan Smoker Neil Ross

Mark Wellingham

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Dan Smoker Luke Jackson

   Randy Bullock

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

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Hal Mayo

  John Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Kozler? Hal Mayo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Kozler? Hal Mayo Lou Green

  Mike Hartsell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Kozler? / Allen Kipp? / Hal Mayo? Mike Hartsell

  Kenny Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allen Kipp Hal Mayo Mike Hartsell

  Dan Newton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allen Kipp Hal Mayo Mike Hartsell

  Allen Kipp

 

 

Chris Hudson 

 

 

 

 

 

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Allen Kipp / John “Jr.” Goodwyn Allen Kipp Hal Mayo John “Jr.” Goodwyn

  Adam Hyche

 

 J.D. Herndon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John “Jr.” Goodwyn Hal Mayo

  Jared Loper

 

 J.D. Herndon

Chris Hudson 

 

 

 

 

 

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John “Jr.” Goodwyn Hal Mayo? Hal Mayo

Chris Hudson

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John “Jr.” Goodwyn? / Hal Mayo? Michael Laney Hal Mayo

Michael Laney

John “Jr.” Goodwyn

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Michael Laney Allen Kipp

Marco Callaway

Randy Bullock

Adam Lindsey

Ivan Whitfield

Russ Praytor

Hatch Benners

Andrew Phillips

Russ Praytor

Ty Littlejohn

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Michael Laney Allen Kipp

John Goodwyn

Allen Kipp

Jeremy Burns

Ben Burgin

Shaun LaForty

Mike Lee

Nick Kean

DC Miles

Ty Littlejohn

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Michael Laney Allen Kipp

 Shaun LaForty

Jon Sullivan

 Marco Callaway

Jason Cromes

Manny Martinez

 DC Miles

Ben Burgin

Tim Russell

Luigi Burns

Melanie Burns

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Michael Laney Allen Kipp

Marco Callaway

Mike Estock

Brendan Smith

Clint Bryan

Larry Townley

Bobby Smith

Russ Praytor

Rogaine’s Candy Girl

DC Miles

DC Miles

Lauren Bryan

11-12 Michael Laney Allen Kipp Marco Callaway Ed Krebs  Brendan Smith  Justin Armstrong  Gabe McCleave  Tommy Babakitis  Dwain Hinman  DC Miles (keys)  Nick Kean  DC Miles  Naomi Kipp
12-13 Michael Laney Allen Kipp Tommy Babakitis Mike Estock Brendan Smith Jeth Hauser Mike McKoewn (Guinness) Mike Lee and Zach Blalock Russ Praytor Tommy Babakitis and Matthew Colson (Rogaine) Zach Blalock Matthew Colson (Rogaine) Crystal Lee
13-14 Michael Laney Allen Kipp Zac Ronk Mike Estock Brendan Smith Mike Lee Eric Ramsey David Fillingim Jonathan Blalock Jonathan Blalock Jackson Ref Matthew Colson (Rogaine) Crystal Lee
14-15 Michael Laney Marco Callaway Shaun LaForty Allen Kipp Zac Ronk Mike Estock Jonathan Blalock Kwame Little Jonathan Blalock Bryan Craig Johnathan Gooden Zac Ronk Andrew Perkins Greg Boggs Elizabeth-Anne Ronk
15-16 Marco Callaway Zac Ronk Michael Laney Brent Taylor Zach Blalock Allen Kipp Zac Ronk Tommy Babakitis Dingo Madeye Adam Hicks David Coleman Larry Townley Johnathan Gooden Corey (Mimi) A.J. Reese Nate
17-18 Marco Callaway Zac Ronk Cory Truett Michael Laney Zach Blalock Allen Kipp Shawn Tousant D.C. Miles Shawn Tousant Brett Walsh Pablo Sierra Adam Hicks Danny Spud Playoff Van #1 / Marco / Dentay A.J. Reese Maddi Williams Drew Sanders

President

Vice President of General Affairs

Vice President of Operations

Treasurer

Match Secretary

Head Coach (15s)

Iron Man(Highest Award. Mostly on pitch)

Best Old Boy / Ed Krebs Rusty Hammer

Best Forward

Best Back

Most Impr Forward

Most Impr Back

Best Injury

Best Road Trip Quote

Soccer Boy (On or off pitch mistakes)

Anvil Award (Off pitch contribution) Most Understanding Wife / Girlfriend 7s Player of the Year

Recent Playoff Appearances and Championships for the Birmingham Vulcans were:

1999 – First Round. Lost to Cape Fear 26-12 in Greenville

2000 – South Finals. Lost to Huntsville in Charlotte

2009 – South Quarterfinals. Lost to Hilton Head 15-9 in Hilton Head

2010 – South Quarterfinals. Lost to Johnson City 6-0 at Johnson City

2011 – State Champions – 7s

2011 – State Champions – 15s

2012 – South Final 4 in Little Rock, AR. Lost to Naples, FL, who won the South Finals

2012 – State Champions – 7s

2012 – State Champions – 15s

2013 – State Champions – 7s

2014 – True South Runner Up – 15s. Lost to Chattanooga

2014 – State Champions – 7s

2014 – State Champions – 15s

2014 – 36th Annual Battleship 15s Tournament Champions

2015 – True South Semifinals – 15s. Lost to Chattanooga

2016 – True South Semifinals – 15s. Lost to Nashville

2017 – True South Runner Up – 15s. Lost to Chattanooga 26-25

2018 – True South Champions – Beat New Orleans 24-18. Match played in Mobile. Advanced to final 32 in United States D2.