Uganda Rugby Union confirmed the appointment of Fred Mudoola as the new coach of the Rugby Cranes – the Senior National 15 men’s Rugby team.
Mudoola is former Prop for Betway KOBs and the Rugby Cranes in what was a blistering career.
“Its is a huge honour to be appointed as the coach of any National team but its huge responsibility especially for country like Uganda,” said Mudoola.
“I expect a challenge but I will work hard to make sure that I hit the targets set and make sure that Ugandans are happy again and put Uganda Rugby back to where it used to be.
“I want to thank the former coaches to bringing the team where it is, and hope I can take the team to the next level. I will build on what other coaches have been building and I hope to build on some grit, discipline and love to the game to the players.”
Brian Makalama and Robert Musinguzi were put in charge during recent spells, replacing the late Robert Seguya.
Mudoola will hope to guide Uganda at the forthcoming final round of the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup where Uganda will face Kenya in France later on in July.
Fred Mudoola Profile (URU)
PLAYING Positions; Loose Head Prop and Hooker
Represented Ntare School; 1996 – 1997
Joined and Played for Kobs; 1997/1998 – 2008/2009.
Vice-Captain Kobs; 2002
Captain Kobs; 2004 & 2005
Won 23 Trophies Playing for Kobs. (6 league titles,2 Uganda Cups,6 Makere tens,2 Chairman’s season
opener trophies,3 Kampala Chairman’s trophy, 2 Easter Invitation 15s, 2 Sevens)
Scored 450 points Playing for Kobs. (35 tries,124 Conversion,9 Penalty Goals)
League Top Scorer , 2000 (10 tries,51 Conversions,06 Penalties;170 points.
Represented Makere University in Inter University Games.
Nmilyango College Head Coach;2005 – 2008; 4 Consecutive School League titles, 4 sevens Scholl titles,1
British High Commissioners 7S
Head Coach one of Uganda Super Serie teams (Kobs combined with Impis); Won the trophy and
Kobs Assistant Coach/player; 2006; Won League, won kla Chairman’s 15s Season Opener, Won Uganda
Cup, Won Makerere 10s, Won the Sevens tittle.
Head Coach Kobs; 2008 -2011; Won Kobs Easter Tournament, Won the League Title, Won Uganda Cup
Kobs Director of Coaching; 2013 – 2015; League Trophy, Uganda Cup trophy, Sevens Champion.
Kobs Head Coch; 2017 – 2021; 1 league trophies,2 Uganda Cup trophies.
PLAYING – Positions; Loose Head Prop and Hooker
Represented and Played for Uganda; 2000 – 2007; 35 Caps for Uganda – (All starting)
2007 African Champion
2002 Tier B African Champion
2006 Elgon Cup Winner
Represented Uganda in the Safari Sevens; 2000
Represented Uganda at U19, U21 and U23. I captained Uganda U23.
Played for Heathens in Nakuru 10s Tournament ;2000 – Got to Semi Finals.
Represented Kobs in Regional Enterprise and Mwamba Cups.
Head Coach Nmilyango College in East African School Games; won Silver
S and C Coach Uganda Sevens team 2004; Team to Dubai (Travelled with Team)
Assistant Coach Uganda Rugby Cranes (Forwards and S&C)-2011 – 2014; Won one Elgon Cup.
Head Coach of One of Uganda Franchises in Bamburi Super Series;2013 – 2014; Reache Finals in 2013
Head Coach Uganda U19 Side in African C.A.R. tournament 2007; ; Uganda Emerged Champions Tier B