Est. 1974

Coaches & Staff!

Head Coach: John Durant


Coach Durant has been involved with the UAlbany Rugby program as a player and coach since 1980. He led the Danes as captain for the 1981 season and then went on to play for the Albany Knickerbocker Rugby Club in 1982. He captained/vice captained the Knicks for 4 years as well as played Upstate Selects and Empire Games. He is a USA Rugby Certified coach. a

Forwards Coach: Dave Farison


Coach Farison started coaching the forwards in the fall of 2007 and is the head coach of the Albany Bulldogs U19 team. Coach Farison has played many years with the Albany Knickerbocker RFC and is currently the club's OBC. He is a USA Rugby Certified coach.

Faculty Advisor: Bruce Szelest

Bruce is a former UAlbany Player, Albany Knickerbocker and current old boy player.

Athletic Trainer: Tom Fashouer