Coaches

Fairport Rugby Club

BOYS

Head Coach: Rob Ruhland

Assistant Coach: Glenn Tetlow

Assistant Coach: Mike Kaseman

Assistant Coach: Marc Hayden

JV Coach: Joe Kirsch

GIRLS

Co-Coach: Laura Stokes

Co-Coach: Colton Kells

FLAG AND MODIFIED

Neil Lawther and Joe Kirsch

High School Boys Head Coach: Coach Ruhland

Coach Ruhland played for Fairport Rugby Club from 2005 until he graduated in 2008. He played a strong role as the Loose Head Prop in Fairport Rugby’s first  win over rival McQuaid, subsequently winning FRC’s first New York State Championship. Ruhland then pursued a business administration degree at SUNY Oswego. As a freshman in 2008 …

High School Boys Assistant: Coach Kaseman

Mike Kaseman has been teaching Math at Fairport High School since Fall of 2003. Kaseman graduated from Fairport High School and played football for the Red Raiders. He began his Rugby career as a Rochester Aardvark in 2003. As an Aardvark, Kaseman played Scrum-half and Center. In 2005 Kaseman became the head coach of the …

High School Boys Assistant: Coach Flevares

Coach Flevares is a certified math and social studies teacher who is currently a teacher at Aquinas High School.  He has been with the club since 2010. He is a native of Ohio and he played 4 years of rugby at The University of Rochester, captaining the team his senior year.  As a member of the …

High School Boys Assistant: Coach Hayden

Coach Hayden joined as a parent volunteer coach in 2018. He is currently serves as the President of Fairport Rugby Club. Mark started his rugby career at the University at Albany in 1989 after playing football his freshman year. In both his junior and senior seasons, Mark started and played second row for the SUNY …

Flag Rugby: Coach Lawther

Coach Lawther joined as a parent volunteer coach in the spring of 2013 and has been involvedwith the club ever since. Currently, Lawther is coaching the coed flag program in which his youngestson, one of three, is enrolled. His two older sons progressed through the club, advancing touniversity rugby, and then onto men’s clubs; they …

Modified Boys/Modified Girls: Coach Kirsch

Joe Kirsch has been a Social Studies teacher at Fairport High School since 2001. He began his rugby career at Buffalo State College in 1997. He played Number Eight and captained the team for three years including 1999 when Buffalo State won the New York State Championship. Kirsch was named 1999 New York State Collegiate …

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