Coach Michael Orefice
Coach Alan White
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!
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 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!
Marc comes to us as a huge fan of our program and we could not be happier to have him help us! Marc played Schoolboy Rugby in South Africa from age 6 - 17. He played Scrum Half till high school where he played fly half and full back.
He started Coaching 3 years ago and is a Level 200 Coach.
Marc coached Woodland Middle School in 2014 and 2015 and assisted with Woodland Middle and Ravenwood HS Boys in 2016. Additionally, he coached TriStars U14 7's team in Vegas last year and in the Charlotte RCT in 2015 and 2016
Woodland Middle School 2015 State Champions 7's
Woodland Middle School 2015 2nd in State 15's
Woodland Middle School 2016 State Champions in 7's and 15's
Coach Marc Cloete
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 JV Boys Program! He is one of the most selfless individuals involved in Rugby today.
Coach Paul Ridler
Coach Marc "Megatron" Vanston