Jon Velie


Jon Velie is the Head Coach of Oklahoma’ Sevens Squad and backs coach for the the 15’s side. He took the post in the summer of 2012, leading the Sooners to four tournament championships out of six entered. From 1999-2006, Velie coached OU’s Varsity XV, with his best season in 2005, amassing a 19-1 record including an undefeated tour to England. The Sooners finished 3rd in the West that year. As a player, Velie was a three time All-American and National Collegiate Champion at Cal. Velie was a member of Gold Medal USA Rugby Team in the World Maccabiah Games and captained the US Sevens team to Gold in the Maccabiah Pan Am Games. Velie also played in international sevens competition with Atlantis and was inducted into the Oklahoma Rugby Hall of Fame in 2012.

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