Head Coach: Rob Conway
Coach Rob began his tenure with BCRFC in September of 2013 as head coach and backs coach. Since then, he has brought the boys to two conference championship games, won two ACRC bowl games in Charlotte, North Carolina, and established a strong sevens team that competes across the country in highly regarded tournaments, such as the ACC sevens tournament as well as the national CRC championship series in Philadelphia every June.
Coach Rob Conway boasts an impressive career in rugby. Rob began his career in Ireland was a player, competing for various college rugby clubs and eventually Ulster Rugby. He was selected for the IRFU National Rugby Academy as well as the Leinster Rugby Club. Unfortunately, Injury cut short Coach Rob’s career. After his injury, Rob continued to fulfill his passion for rugby through coaching. After completing his course of study at University College Dublin (Ireland), Rob began coaching rugby, specializing in strength in conditioning. Rob and his family moved to the Boston area in June of 2013. In Boston, his coaching career began to flourish. He immediately took the position of Head Coach for Boston RFC’s sevens team, as well as back’s coach for the Boston RFC’s 15s side. He assisted with New England ODA and the Northeast Academy for sevens.
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Assistant Coach: Kareem Afifi
Kareem started playing rugby in the fall of 1999 at Bridgewater State College, a D3 team at the time. While at Bridgewater, Kareem played three seasons and was eventually elected team captain and club president. He passed up his final year of college eligibility to play men's club rugby, his first full season of which came in 2002 playing with Mystic River Rugby Club. During his time at Mystic he played with great international players and had the honor of being coached by some of the best coaches in the area. Over the years he was a member of six teams that went to the national sweet 16, with four of those teams eventually making it as far as the Final eight. For the last several years he has been coaching at different levels.
For the last four years he has helped coach and organize the Mystics Collegiate Select program which takes Collegiate all stars to Montreal to play the Voyagers, a Canadian National Development team. During the summer he coaches the Mystic River College 7’s program. Kareem was recently the Head coach at Tufts University for three seasons until stepping down to join the boys at Boston College.