Coach Richard Boone

Played at the University of Kentucky.  Won the SEC Championship finishing in the top 8 in the Nation while Player/Coach (Backs). Moved to Nashville in 1988 and played flyhalf/scrumhalf with the Nashville Rugby Club where they competed in two National Championships finishing as Finalists in both. In 2001, along with six other highly motivated Rugby Enthusiasts, started High School Rugby.  Coached Brentwood High School with Mike Haverstick to 5-straight State Championships, finishing 5th in the Nation in 2006 while also coaching the Raptors in their first season (2006) where they finished as Finalists in the Division II State Cup.  Raptor Rugby Director for the last 12 years.  During that time the Raptors have enjoyed 12 State Championships, 18 State Finalists, & 2 USA South Finalists!

Coach Jesse is our Miracle!  He has come through our system as a player from day 1 in Middle School at Sunset Middle winning multiple Championships along the way with both Sunset and the Raptors, the final one in his senior year (2016) as our starting Hooker.  He is one of the most passionate and energetic young man you will ever meet.  He makes his living now as a Mortgage Broker with the family business and is building a success there too!  Never had any doubts ...

Coach Crumm is a graduate of Brentwood HS, but did not start playing Rugby until his University of Tennessee College days.

Coach Crumm started a program from scratch at Central Magnet HS in Murfreesboro.  We were ever so fortunate as to have Coach Crumm join us when he became a Teacher at Ravenwood HS.  He is a HIGH Character, HIGH Integrity young man, and is additionally very passionate about the players and their Rugby potential.  When not focusing on Rugby, Coach Crumm is focusing on Greek Mythology, Latin, and rare ancient sanskrits!  Amazing young man, talented, and OURS!  ​ 

Coach Joshua Crumm

Born in England, raised in South Africa, moved back to England.  While in England excelled at both Rugby and Soccer.  Represented England as a U19 National Player (the Colts) before being signed to a Pro Rugby Contract in Australia.  Played Professionally in Australia, before moving to the US and Captaining a Vermont College side to a Divisional Championship.  He married his College Sweetheart (also a Vermont College athlete), moved to Brentwood, and started coaching with the Raptors in 2009.  Coach "Megatron" as he is affectionately called - helps with all phases of the game, but his concentration is mostly with the Backs and this year with our Lady Raptors.

Alan played in College at MTSU for former Coach Mark Williams.  We our fortunate to have Alan helping with our Middle School Boys Program!  He is one of the most selfless individuals involved in Rugby today.

Coach Michael Orefice

Coach Alan White

Coach Paul Ridler

Coach Marc "Megatron" Vanston

Michael is a passionate former player and supporter of Rugby across the board.  He first found Rugby at the University of Kentucky, but became fully engaged in Hong Kong, before playing in the Phillipines, and then the UK (United Kingdom) ... where he was named Parent Volunteer of the year and a huge supporter of the local Youth Rugby Club.  We are thrilled to have Michael join us!

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Paul grew up in Wales and learned to play as a schoolboy in the lowlands around CARDIFF.  Paul doesn't smile ... oops ... he IS smiling - my bad.  :)  Coach Paul has more Rugby Coaching Certifications than any other coach in the State of Tennessee!  Amazing what you can get at KMART during a blue-light-special!  Cheers Paul!

FAMILY - TRADITION - RESPECT

Coach Jesse Phillips

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