MaryBeth Mathews, Bowdoin College Head Coach, Varsity Women’s Rugby
Coach Mathews finished her 20th year coaching rugby at Bowdoin College. In addition to the nationally ranked Polar Bears, she’s coached the All Maine U-23 and New England U-23 Select Sides and is a USA Rugby certified coach and referee. She serves as the Eastern representative on USA Rugby’s College Management Council and on the Board of the American Collegiate Rugby Association.
Bowdoin Women’s Rugby consistently graduates top leaders in their academic field and turns out winning seasons on the pitch, including five New England Championships and bids to the regional (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013) and national championships (2007, 2012, 2013). Bowdoin College has produced numerous high school and college coaches, four All-Americans and two USA National team members. The team toured Spain and France in March 2013, won the first two NESCAC Conference Championships (Fall ’12 and ’13), and are currently ranked 5th in the U.S.
Meet Some of our Staff
- Farrah Douglas – USA National player and Scrum Coach, Penn State & Gonzaga H.S Coach (pictured above)
- Jonathan ‘Griff’ Griffin – Head Coach of PBRC; Richmond (London) Coach; former Stanford University Head Coach and Director of Rugby, MSc Ex Phys, ASCC, CSCS, FMS, CES, USAW
- Peter Bagetta – USA Rugby Coach Educator, Penn State & Head Coach Gonzaga H.S., USAR Asst. Coach – Defense
- Sue Parker – Harvard University Coach, former USNA & USA W’s 7s
- Karen “K.O.” Onufry – Middlebury College Women’s Head Coach, former USA National player
- Maurice Kauff – Merrimack College and St. John’s Prep Head Coach
- Elisabeth Dustin – Bowdoin College Women’s Assistant Coach
- Mark Gartside – 25 years exp; Lymm RFC, Southport RFC, Stade Lausanne, RC Nyon (Swiss Champions 2005)
- Gary Devoe – USA Rugby Referee and Referee Trainer/Evaluator