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Dave Lyme
Dave Lyme
Title: Head Coach
Year: 1st

Head Coach Sacred Heart University Mens Rugby, Head Coach Staples High School Rugby, Head Coach Westport PAL Youth Rugby. IRB – International Rugby Board Level 300 Coach, Certified Rugby Referee. Lyme grew the Staples High School Rugby program and has shown an increase from 30 to 85 boys this past spring and took the Varsity team to the State Championship Final for the first time in Staples history. Staples High School under Lyme’s coaching has produced 3 All Americans in as many years and numerous players being selected for the Connecticut All Star teams and All-American camps. Lyme took up coaching in 2015 and has coached the Fairfield Yankees men’s rugby to a National Championship in 2016 resigning from Head Coach of the Yankees in the spring of 2018 with a 49-8 record and having coached two men onto professional rugby contracts with the Major League Rugby competition (MLR) playing for teams from New York and Boston. In October 2018 Lyme started a consultancy business “Scrum Down Rugby” ( @thescrumdownrugby) to assist TEAMS from all over the country to maximize their rugby potential particularly in the set pieces. (Scrums/lineouts) Lyme has been involved in Rugby for 45 years having played for 30 years in Australia and has 3 children with 2 boys having been involved in the Staples Rugby program. Lyme’s coaching philosophy is: “It’s about the relationships, the enjoyment of the game and most importantly about the culture of the TEAM. Unity within the TEAM with increased positivity and belief."