MaryBeth Mathews, Bowdoin College Head Coach, Varsity Women’s Rugby
Coach Mathews is starting her 20th season coaching rugby at Bowdoin College. In addition to the Women Polar Bears, she coaches the Maine U-23 and New England North 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.
Bowdoin Women’s Rugby consistently turns out winning seasons, including three New England Championships and bids to the regional (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012) and national championships (2007, 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 ’13 and won the first NESCAC conference championship (Fall ’12) and a bid to Nationals in Spring 2013.
Meet Some of the Staff
- Farrah Douglas – USA National player and Scrum Coach, Penn State & Gonzaga H.S Coach (pictured above)
- Jonathan ‘Griff’ Griffin – WASPS (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
- Mike Diamantopoulos - Boston Men’s Super League Coach and Asst Coach for the USA Rugby U-20 Men’s Team
- 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 top level Rugby Referee and Referee Trainer/Evaluator