Club History

In the mid 1980’s, Virginia's New River Valley assembled a men’s club rugby team.  The team was predominantly college students at Radford University. This team later became Radford Rugby and was welcomed by Radford University.  Since 1988, rugby has become an integral part to the university's club sports programs.  In 1993 the 1st annual Kevin Coffee Tournament was created for a fallen teammate.  The development of this tournament led to Radford’s first tournament win in 1998.  This tournament win set the foundation for a winning rugby program.  Success continued for the university and its rugby program with Mid Atlantic Championships in 2000, 2003, 2008, along with DII VA state championships in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011 and 2012.  During these years the rugby program put together teams that went on to win two DII National Titles in 2003 and 2008.  In 2016 The Men’s Rugby Alumni Association at Radford University was formed (MRAARU).  This association, in conjunction with past, present, and future rugby players and alumni will help develop the ability to compete nationally, develop student leaders, achieve academic success, provide network opportunities for students, and proudly represent Radford University in a positive sportsmanlike image.

 

Playing Rugby at Radford University

 

Perhaps you have already been accepted into Radford University and are looking to join a solid organization with a strong reputation for success. We are strong, we are dedicated, and we work together to overcome all obstacles on the field and in the classroom. No prior experience is necessary and, in fact, many of our players have never played the game before arriving at Radford University. As a part of the team, you will feel the unequivocal pride of representing Radford University. You will make life-long bonds with teammates, coaches, faculty, and alumni that will mean far more to you than simple friendship.  You will get to participate in a functional environment that operates where player safety, student success, and lifelong friendships are paramount. To inquire about joining the team, please email any of the contacts below.

Club Officers

Club President: Greer Jones: gjones139@radford.edu 

703-598-9822

 

Match Secretary: Connor Barauskas: Cbarauskas51@gmail.com

540-550-9740

 

Vice President and Academic Officer: Rodrigo Cordova: rcordovadomingu@email.radford.edu

 

University Advisor: Drew Dodson: dtdodson@radford.edu

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick: jmekolic@radford.edu

Head Coach: Mick Turk: mickturk@verizon.net

540-230-0876

Alumni Association President: Brandon Monohan: ruspoons@gmail.com

 

Alumni Association Board Advisor and Web Administrator: Eric Anderson: eanderson3505@gmail.com

 
 
 

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