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Coaches

To contact the Middlebury Men’s Rugby coaching staff please email rugby@middlebury.edu.

John Phillips
Position: Head Coach
Date of Birth: September 18, 1952
Birthplace: Newport, Wales
Joined MCRC: February 2008
Experience (player & coach):  Growing up in Wales, John played rugby and soccer from a very young age.  In the US, he played men’s rugby in Portland, ME and then in Burlington, VT.  John is a certified USA Rugby Level III coach and continues to attend numerous coaching and skills clinics.  UVM men’s rugby coach, 1988-89; New England Rugby Under-23 Select Side coach 1989; Burlington Rugby Football Club coach, 2001-2004; Middlebury College Rugby Club co-head coach (backs),  Spring 2008-present.

Ben Wells
Position: Forwards Coach

Date of Birth: March 9, 1974
Birthplace: New York, NY
Joined MCRC: September 2007
Experience (player): Bowdoin College Rugby Club – backline player
Experience (coach): Middlebury College Rugby Club (September 2007 – present); USA Rugby Coaching Certified (2008); IRB certified referee – Level 1 (2012); Outdoor Emergency Care Technician & CPR certified

Muchadei Zvoma ’07
Position: Assistant Coach (Player Development & Co-Manager)
Date of Birth: March 19, 1984
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Joined MCRC: September 2003
Experience (player): 11 years playing amongst the forwards and backs in Zimbabwe.  MCRC – center and wing (2003 – 2007).
Experience (coach): Middlebury College Rugby Club (September 2008 – present)

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