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MaryBeth Mathews

  • Head Coach, Bowdoin Women’s Rugby (1994-present)

  • Founder and Director, Polar Bear Rugby Camp

  • Head Coach, Maine U23 (2003-2012)

  • Assistant Coach, NRU U23 (2010-2013), NERFU U23 (2004-2012)

  • Task Force for the NCAA Initiative, Strategic Committee, and Collegiate Committee, USA Rugby

  • New England Small College Commissioner

  • President, American Collegiate Rugby Association

  • Board Member, Portland Rugby Club

  • Founder and Captain, Portland Women’s Rugby Club (first team to win National Club Championship 1977)

MaryBeth Mathews has been a transformational leader within the Bowdoin athletic department and our campus community. Her advocacy for the advancement of women’s athletics and the sport of rugby at Bowdoin has set a powerful example for the women within our program. MaryBeth strives to provide an inclusive, safe, and enjoyable rugby experience for everyone within her program. The Bowdoin and rugby communities are better for her tireless efforts in support of the growth of the game. (Tim Ryan, AD Bowdoin College)

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