Category Archive: Alumni

March Alumnus of the Month: Adam Eustace

Adam Eustace is the March honoree for Alumnus of the Month. Although Adam did not attend U of M, he played a vital role as coach in the mid 2000s as the team won a Division 2 Midwest title and made it to the national semi-finals. He contributed greatly to the formation and structure of …

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February Alumnus of the Month: John Moore

This month’s honoree is John Moore. John’s time with the club was brief but left a significant impression on him. His teammates and their friendship playing the biggest role. Although now in New Hampshire and Portland, John frequents Ann Arbor and supports the club in a variety of ways. Rugby has stayed with John and …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Brian Zimmer

This month’s honoree is Brian Zimmer. Brian has been around the club for nearly 30 years in a multitude of leadership positions. Along with his brother Kevin, they held the club together for a span and the team would surely be in a worse spot without them. Brian was usually a front row player. Solid …

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November Alumnus of the Month: Bruce Kingsbury

This month’s honored alumnus is Bruce Kingsbury. Bruce is currently in his 5th decade with the club. Bruce’s passion and inspiration are what stand out among his past teammates. They characterize him with words such as tough, gritty, and fiery. Not surprising for a front rower. He also was a dedicated teammate. One such teammate …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Tom Fagan

This month’s alumnus is Tom Fagan. Tom recently passed and this posthumous recognition is just a small addition to the celebration of a great life. Tom’s family has played a great part in Michigan rugby with two Fagan brothers donning the Maize and Blue. When did you play? 1967 – 70 & 72 (1971 Army …

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August Alumnus of the Month: Sean Knight

When did you play? My father, Dr. Paul Knight, played rugby for years at U-M so I was hanging around the club since the early 80’s. I remember loitering at post-game festivities on Church Street and across the street from Elbel. Indoctrinated at an early age. I came out to play in the fall of …

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July Alumnus of the Month: Greg Rose

This month’s Alumnus of the Month is Greg Rose. An inspirational player, Greg embodied the Michigan Rugby spirit. Rose is tough, tenacious, and competitive. His leadership helped guide the team to many successful seasons spanning three decades. Teammates regularly mention Greg as a fantastic player and one they always wanted by their side in a …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Scott Salamango

When did you play? I started playing as a Freshman in the Fall of ’94 and played every minute of rugby I could until graduating in the Winter of ’98. The Senior side was peaking during that time and I benefitted greatly by practicing with them and watching them play. The college side was much …

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May Alumnus of the Month: Tony Menyhart

The May Alumnus of the Month is longtime Michigan stalwart Tony Menyhart. Tony’s time with Michigan spans five decades. Rare is the Michigan player who has not stepped foot on the field with him. Menyhart has contributed to the Michigan Rugby community at all levels and across both genders. Tony has played every position and …

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Meet Assistant Coach, Davy Hamilton

Meet former UMRFC player and future doctor, Davy Hamilton. With a decade of experience under his belt, Coach Davy took charge of new player development this past fall and the improvements have been obvious to all those following the club. From his play on the pitch, dedication to the club post-graduation, and  endeavors in the …

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