MaryBeth Mathews, Bowdoin College Head Coach, Varsity Women’s Rugby
Coach Mathews finished her 23rd year coaching rugby at Bowdoin College winning the inaugural Fall 2016 NIRA Tier 2 Final in the all-NCAA Varsity conference. In addition to the nationally ranked Polar Bears, she’s coached the Maine U-23 and New England U-23 Select Sides and is a USA Rugby certified coach and referee. The former Eastern rep. on USA Rugby’s College Management Council, she serves as NESCRC Conference Commissioner and President of the American Collegiate Rugby Association, an organization dedicated to promoting collegiate women’s rugby.
Bowdoin Women’s Rugby consistently graduates top leaders in their academic fields and turns out winning seasons on the pitch, including five New England Championships and bids to the regional (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and national championships (2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). Bowdoin College has produced numerous high school and college coaches, seven All-Americans and two USA National team members. The team tours internationally every four years and most recently visited Spain and France.
Meet Some of the Staff
- Farrah Douglas – USA Scrum Coach, USAR HS All-American Coach, former USA Eagles, Gonzaga H.S, Mount St. Mary’s Coach (pictured above)
- Jonathan ‘Griff’ Griffin – Richmond (London); Wooden Spoon 7s; 5-time Nat’l Champion Stanford Head Coach, PhD,Sc Ex Phys, ASCC, CSCS, FMS, CES, USAW
- Russell Earnshaw - former RFU player; RFU U18 coach, RFU Level 4 Coach, Coach Educator, Developer and Mentor
- Karen “K.O.” Onufry – Middlebury College Head Coach, former USA National player
- Kathy Flores – USA National Player & Coach, Brown University Head Coach
- Craig Wilson – Yale Women’s RFC Head Coach, Australia
- Laurie Bourdon, former USA Eagles, Beantown WRFC, Algonquin H.S. and MYRO All-Star coach
- Kerri Heffernan, PhD - former USA Eagles, Brown University