National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) & Steve Lewis
WEST CHESTER, PA 24 APRIL 2018 (Release) “The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) welcomes veteran rugby coach and consultant, Steve Lewis, to its Board of Directors.
“Since its inception in 2007, NSCRO has continued to grow in size and participation. Currently, we have more than 230 men’s and 130 women’s team receiving a full range of services,” said Steve Cohen, president of NSCRO.
“Having someone with Steve’s extensive High-Performance background and expertise will be vital as we continue to upgrade the level of opportunities and education to our member athletes and coaches”.
Lewis, a USA Level 400 coach, with significant experience at every level of the American game, is one of a handful of coaches equally adept in both 15’s and 7’s and has a proven track record of developing international players. He is currently the Head Coach of the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans 7’s program and the Bulldogs Mens 7’s program as well as working with the Army West Point Women’s program. He also founded and still coaches the Northeast Academy program which has graduated numerous Eagles 7’s players. In addition, Lewis serves on USA Rugby’s Performance Game Board and is the Northeast Collegiate representative on the USA Rugby Congress.
“Rugby is enjoying fantastic growth in the United States right now, and nowhere more so than in the small college sector. I look forward to assisting NSCRO to evaluate, improve and expand its high-performance offerings to both student-athletes and coaches during these exciting times,” said Lewis.”
Since 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to small college programs that raise the profile, image, and benefits of collegiate rugby in the eyes of school administrators.
Comprised of nearly 400 men’s and women’s college rugby clubs who participate in more than 30 leagues, NSCRO provides an opportunity for these programs to showcase their abilities to a broader audience with a chance at a national title and ranking. Along with recognizing club and player success on and off the field, the increased visibility NSCRO creates has led to improved school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby, and growth in financial support and alumni involvement.