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Head Coach
Nichole Lopes

Nichole has played and coached sports for over 21 years.  She has taught in a range of sports from Basketball to Judo.  As a masters graduate in both engineering and business from Penn State she was part of the teams that won two Rugby Division 1 College National Championships.  Nichole has been on five international Rugby tours with games in Canada, France, Spain, England, Ireland, and Wales.  She is also an assistant coach for the USA National Womens' Rugby Team, and commentator for top youth, college, and international matches.

Certifications: USA Rugby Level 100, 200, and 300 certified; USA Rugby Referee; Cleared background check; The National Federation of State High School Associations Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment Course; NFHS Concussion in Sports Course; Rugby Ready Course; Complete rugby resume

Assistant Coach - Fitness
Jen

Jen has extensive background in stretching and flexibility. As a dancer for 14 years, and teaching for 2, in ballet, tap, and jazz, she has developed a core discipline for increasing flexibility. In college, Jennifer danced at Penn State as well as getting three degrees: B.S. Information, Sciences, and Technology, B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy. Since Penn State she has received her law degree from William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, all the while playing flag and touch football, winning multiple championships.

Certifications: USA Rugby Level 100 and 200 certified; Cleared background check; The National Federation of State High School Associations Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment Course; NFHS Concussion in Sports Course; Rugby Ready Course



Assistant Coach - Forwards, Medical
Nick Heufelder 

Nick Has played rugby for 20 years and has been on such teams as Boston RFC, Providence RFC as well as being the director and Coach of the East Coast Misfits Touring side. He has competed in high level rugby and has coached many different age groups. Currently working in the medical field and has experience with both sports medicine and emergency trauma.

Certifications: EMT/Paramedic, Pediatric Advance Life support Instructor, Advanced Life Support Instructor, First Aid/CPR instructor, International Trauma life support Instructor; USA Rugby Level 100 certified; Cleared background checkNFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment Course; NFHS Concussion in Sports Course; Rugby Ready Course