Category Archive: Alumni

July Alumnus of the Month: Harvey Schiller

This month, UMRFC honors Harvey Schiller. Harvey, a former President of the club, currently is working with America’s Cup, but has spent time in various corners of the sports world, both collegiate and professional. A retired serviceman, Harvey was one of the men who played in the Big House Game in 1969. Here’s what he …

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April Alumnus of the Month: Tobi Eboda

April’s Alumnus of the Month is Tobi “Nigerian Nightmare, Prince Tobi, Tobi-san, First Feed King: Feed Father” Eboda. Although he graduated back in 2011, Tobi has maintained a supportive presence in Ann Arbor for the team. He can be found numerous times throughout the year supporting the young boys from the sideline and is always …

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March Alumnus of the Month: Sequoyah Burke Combs

March’s Alumnus of the month is perhaps the youngest Alumnus to be featured. In his time with the team, Sequoyah was a leader on the field who inspired those around him with his performance. He continues to play rugby out in Seattle with the Saracens and was recently named Captain for their match against UBC …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Ryan Gaylor

  January’s alumnus of the month  comes in the form of one of the key players in the transition period of the club in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Ryan Gaylor played for both sides as the two diverged after transferring to Michigan from the Air Force Academy. Read what he has to say …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Wesley Farrow

The alumnus of the month for October comes from one of our many alumni on the west coast. Wesley Farrow came to the University of Michigan in 2000 with an itch to walk onto the football team, but after a friend introduced him to the sport of rugby, he was hooked. Wes was one of …

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Hall of Inspiration Class of 2015

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan celebrated their 56th year on campus with a massive alumni celebration this past weekend. One of the highlights this year was the first ever inauguration of the newly-formed Hall of Inspiration. Current and past Michigan players welcomed the first 5 into the Hall at a delicious dinner …

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August Alumnus of the Month: Dan Cronin

  As we wrap up the month of august, we honor Dan Cronin, a man who played in the tight five in the early 2000’s. Read as Dan describes his time with the club and some of his favorite memories below.    When did you play?  2000 – 2004   What position?  Prop/Lock   Any special honors? …

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July Alumnus of the Month: Carl Wahl

  Our alumnus of the month for the month of July is a forward hailing from the U.P. who played his rugby in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Carl Wahl came to the University of Michigan with no rugby experience, and left a true Michigan Rugby man. Former teammates will tell you he is an embodiment of everything that …

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Bruce Kingsbury Legacy Jersey Announcement

Ann Arbor, MI — The University of Michigan Rugby Football Club is excited to announce the launch of their special edition Bruce Kingsbury Legacy Jersey. Bruce is a former player for UMRFC and these jerseys were made possible through a generous donation made to the club in his name. The jersey, which will celebrate the …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Joe Jerkins

  The alumnus of the month for June is a hard nosed back who played for the club in the 80’s. Joe Jerkins valued the brotherhood and camaraderie of the club more than anything and contributed as a player and club officer for the great teams of the mid 80’s. Read what Joe had to …

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