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Fierce. Focused. First.


Meet Coach Cole

He Knows How To Win

Woodrow "Woody" Cole was hired as Marywood University men’s and women’s rugby head coach in February 2021, after serving two years as assistant coach for the program. Cole is a former player for the Wilkes-Barre Breakers Rugby Football Club, and most recently served as its assistant coach. In 1997 he led the Breakers to an Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union Division 3 Championship and in 1996 a Division 2 EPRU Championship. During that time Cole also served as a match official.

A Navy veteran and a native of the Wilkes-Barre area, Cole received his bachelor of science degree in earth and environmental science from Wilkes University, and he currently resides in Hanover Township. Cole recently retired as the project manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Drinking Water Program, after serving in the role for 30 years.

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Rugby @ Marywood

Fierce. Focused. First.

Be all three at Marywood University as part of the men’s or women’s varsity rugby teams. Both programs compete as members of USA Rugby (the national governing body) and the Small College Division of the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC).



Yeah. That's All You.





Let's Get Ready To Scrum!

Here are a few teams we’ll meet in competition:

Men's League

  • Gettysburg College
  • Juniata College
  • Lafayette College
  • St. Joe's University

Women's League

  • Drexel University
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Washington College

Fall High School Rugby Tournaments at Marywood

  • Water and Ice will be provided for all teams
  • Athletic Trainers and EMT's onsite
  • Each team is guaranteed four (4) matches
  • Every player competing will receive a gift
  • A ten (10) All-Tournament Team Award
  • A Tournament MVP Award

Coming Fall 2021

Check back for details or sign up for updates!

Get Fit For Rugby

Marywood's Center for Athletics and Wellness offers extensive modern facilities for fitness, recreation, and athletic opportunities, including a premier fitness center, a climbing wall, Aquatic Center, an elevated running track, a dance/aerobic studio, an arena to showcase Pacer Sports, and high tech athletic training areas.

Outdoor athletic facilities include six tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and basketball courts. The baseball and softball fields are some of the finest in the region, and Marywood offers a multipurpose natural grass field, as well as a synthetic turf field with lighting for evening events.

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You're ready. You want to start now. You want to set records.

At Marywood, you can rule on the field and in the classroom. Our student athletes succeed, athletically and academically, and we have the record to prove it. The Pacers never stop, on or off the field.


Conference Championships

All-Conference Honors

National Team Academic Award Winners

Student-Athletes on the Conference Academic Honor Roll

It's Time To Play

Men's Rugby


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Women's Rugby


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