National Team

Gumbert, Tucker to return in 2018

Jen Allred on December 5, 2017

Lakeshore Foundation, the High Performance Management Organization (HPMO) for USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce that James Gumbert (Cedar Park, TX) will be returning as the Head Coach for the program in 2018.  Gumbert, having served for 13 years as the head coach will be joined by Sue Tucker (St. Louis, MO) who has also been selected to return for her 6th year with the program as Assistant Coach.  2017 was a strong year with a team that included six new players on the national team.  

USA Wheelchair Rugby starts 2018 with the National Team selection camp set for January 3-7 at Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL.  The 2018 training squad will be announced on Sunday, January 7.  That team will be competing for top honors at the 2018 GIO IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in August and looks to secure a spot in the 2020 Paralympic Games.

For more information contact Jen Remick Allred at or 205.313.7417.