EAST H.S. RUGBY ALUMNI PARTY & HALL OF FAME Sat. Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m. in church basement at 1100 Fillmore St.
Enter building off alley on the east side.
Pizza Party over 21-$15, under 21-$5, under 12- free
For all alumni players and families and current players, families and fans.
Long time parent volunteers Dave and Donna Mosely will be inducted into the East Rugby Hall of Fame
ALUMNI & CURRENT PLAYER LUNCH
Sunday Dec. 22- 11;00 a.m. - 2;30 p.m. everyone invited to lunch and watch Broncos at Three Lions on Colfax.
FUN TOUCH RUGBY- 3;00- 5;00 p.m. at East H.S. Turf We will play rain, snow or shine. This is for alumni, current players, siblings, coaches and parents.
Questions- contact Bill Baer 303-601-4368
TOUCH RUGBY DEC. 1st- CHANGE OF TIME
The East touch Rugby session for Sunday Dec. 1st was scheduled for 3- 4;30 p.m. after the Bronco game that was scheduled to kick off at 11;00 a.m.
The Denver Bronco kick off has been moved from 11;00 a.m. to 2 ;25 p.m.
So the East Rugby touch session on Dec. 1st will be changed to noon- 2 p.m. -weather permitting- at the same grass field north of the school.
The East High School Rugby Preseason Strength and Conditioning Program is scheduled to meet from 6:00 to 8:15 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Lisa Smith's room, 240, at East High School, beginning on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and ending on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
EAST RUGBY RECRUITMENT MEETING for New and Returning players
Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 4;30- 5;45 p.m. in the East H.S. Lunchroom
with optional fitness session from 6-8;15 p.m.
Learn about Rugby- no experience needed.
Varsity, J.V. and Fresh/ Soph. schedule- underclassmen welcome
Mr. Calhoun at East H.S.
NEW COACHES FOR 2014 EAST RUGBY SEASON
Two East Rugby coaches are moving on.
Zach Levek was a captain for East Rugby and a captain at University of Syracuse. He has moved to New York to work as an educational consultant. Zach was a great coach for us and was very effective working with the younger players.
Aaron Miripol is stepping away from rugby coaching but will still be involved with our leadership training and is currently working with East Rugby on helping students and their families with the possible path to college rugby. Aaron played with the Israeli Select Side and was the head coach at Johns Hopkins University before joining our staff. His role as President and CEO of the Urban Land Conservancy requires much of his time. Aaron was a wonderful coach who is keenly interested in all of our players. We thank him and we are delighted he is still going to stay involved with the program.
We have two new coaches for the upcoming season. They are both already on board and working on ways to help us move forward.
Todd Applebaum was a captain of the East state championship team in 2002. He played rugby for James Madison University in Virginia, and played with the Virginia Rugby Football Club. This men's team is the oldest rugby team south of the Mason- Dixon line. Todd just moved back to Denver. Having very recently played rugby at the top men's level will allow Todd to give our players a great perspective on the current rugby trends and techniques.
Peter Baer was a captain of East's first state championship team in 1997. He played for the University of California at Berkley on their national championship teams. While a high school english teacher in the Bay Area, he helped coach a boys high school rugby team. While teaching in Thailand Peter coached the girls touch rugby team.He recently moved back to Denver and is teaching high school english at William Smith High School in Aurora. He is looking forward to helping our younger players improve their skills and gain knowledge of successful strategies.
It is great that these two east rugby alumni have returned to Denver and are willing to spend their time coaching at East. Todd Applebaum said he wanted to coach at East Rugby " to try to help the boys have the kind of positive experience I had playing rugby at East."
Bill Baer Head Coach