In the face of adversity, the best response is to pull it together and focus on the next most important thing.
That’s a lesson that the Cal rugby program aims to instill in all those who don the blue and gold. But for Blaine Scully, who capped off his college career with the 2011 national title, that lesson was learned long before he stepped foot in Berkeley.
When Scully was six, his father unexpectedly died of a heart attack.
Reflecting on the life-altering event, Scully doesn’t focus on the pain of his loss. He instead talks about the strength of his mom.
At the time of her husband’s untimely death, Jan Scully was in the midst of her first campaign for Sacramento district attorney. Rather than