K.O. Onufry is the head coach of the women’s team. She has been at Middlebury since 2000 and is USA Rugby level 3 Certified.
K.O. Onufry is a revolutionary rugby player and is one of the founding members of Boston’s Beantown Rugby Club. After many years of faithful membership to the club, she has gone on to coach numerous club side and select side rugby teams. She has been written about in several articles on women’s rugby, and MCWRC is grateful and proud to have her as our coach.
Franklin Dean-Farrar also meets with us on most days to assist with practices and get us ready for games. He works specifically with the forwards on scrums, line-outs, and loose forward play while K.O. works with the backs. Franklin graduated from Castleton State in 2001 where he started on the men’s rugby team all 4 years and was captain for 2 of them. He has played second row, 8 man, and fly half and was a North East College select side player his senior year.
Franklin became coaching certified in 1999 and coached Castleton women to 2 undefeated seasons from 2002 – 2005, was the U19s Rutland assistant coach 2004 -2007, coached Vermont U19s select side 2006-2007, and was the Rutland men’s coach 2009 – 2010.
He has been the operations and events manager at Middlebury for the past 10 years, and has been working with MCWRC since 2010. We are very thankful for his support and assistance!
We are very appreciative of all of the hard work done by our coaches, and we would also like to thank our faculty advisors, Miguel Fernandez and Mike McKenna, for supporting our work at Middlebury College.