Men’s Rugby

Formed in the spring of 1972 Keene State men’s rugby has been training players of all abilities to play the game of rugby for over 40 years. No prior experience is necessary and in fact many of our players have never played the game before arriving at Keene State. Our head coach is a former KSC player and has been the coach since 2003. The team competed in the 2010 NSCRO nationals in Virginia Beach and placed second in the country. The team is a member of NERFU North Div. III and has a competitive “A” and “B” side.  Training in the fall (September- November) is from 4pm-6pm Monday-Friday on the Joyce athletic fields across the river on campus.  Spring Training is on an availability basis. Come join a tradition of hard hitting excellence!

To inquire about joining the team and current training times, please email:

Club President: Brendan Snyder: brendan.snyder@ksc.keene.edu
Match scheduling: Luke Cowper: luke.cowper@ksc.keene.edu
Head Coach: John Johannesen: jjohannesen1@keene.edu
Rec Sports Director: Lynne Andrews: landrews@keene.edu

All home games are played on Joyce Athletic Fields on campus – coming into Keene, turn onto Wyman Way off of Main Street and park in the farthest lot at the end of Wyman Way next to the Recreation Center/Spaulding Gym.  Joyce Fields are across the river to the left of the parking lot.

Dogs and alcohol/drug consumption are prohibited on the athletic fields during club sport games.