ABOUT

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DESCHUTES
RUGBY CLUB

 

Deschutes Rugby Club is about Community and Family. We are Rugby Players. We are Fans. Together, We are Deschutes Rugby Club Crows. Together, “For This, I Will Try”.

We field performance Rugby clubs focused on building a strong community for minority and economically disadvantaged men in the South Puget Sound area. Rugby at its core is rooted in respect, inclusion, and community. Deschutes Rugby is bringing these values-based traditions that Rugby fosters to a wider audience. 

 

Deschutes Rugby Club provides a sustainable outlet for athletes desiring to compete in a team-based sport within a supportive community. The minority and economically disadvantaged South Puget Sound community is underserved in athletics due to social and economic barriers. We prioritize inclusion by waiving club fees with sponsorship backing, rather than charging players fees to play.

 

TEAMS

The Crows started began as an idea to do something different. And we haven't looked back.

The Crows are committed to fielding competitive 15s teams and 7s teams

 

The Crows compete in the Pacific Northwest Division II, and partake in frindlies

throughout the rugby world.

 

PLAYER SUPPORT

FORWARDS
COACH

BRAD TUCKER

BACKS
COACH

BEN CIMA

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

ERIK WATERLAND

 

LEADERSHIP

The Crows have pulled together a team of professionals who happen to be passionate about rugby to drive the day-to-day and long-term vision of the club.

THOR HOYTE

PRESIDENT
Attorney & Judge

CHRIS SHOCK

VICE PRESIDENT
Player & Coach

MARCUS TRUFANT

BOARD  MEMBER
Former NFL Player, Business Investor

XAVIER COOPER

BOARD MEMBER
Former NFL player, nonprofit leader

ALICIA RICHARDSON

BOARD MEMBER
Sports Marketing

AARON TOSO

BOARD MEMBER
Technology and Public Affairs
Consultant

JUSTIN FITZPATRICK

BOARD MEMBER
International Rugby Player, Sports Business Executive