Coaching Staff


Bob McGee – Head Coach

Bob McGee began playing rugby at Xavier High School in New York, NY is 1996. Highlights of his time at Xavier include playing in one National Championship match in 1997 and participating in a tour of England in 1997.

Following high school Bob enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. While at RPI, he was a 4 year starter at hooker, two year captain and president of the club. Highlights of his time at RPI include winning the 2000 New York State Rugby Conference Collegiate Championship and advancing to the National Sweet Sixteen that same year.

Following graduation, Bob was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. After 5 years in the US Navy, Bob was living in a Virginia Beach, VA and became involved in the sport of rugby again as a referee. At this time Bob also began his coaching career as a high school football coach at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, VA.

In 2012 Bob moved to Corning, NY and began teaching at Corning East High School and was a member of the Corning Hawks football coaching staff.

In 2016 Bob founded the Corning Rugby Club and brought rugby to the area.  Bob is currently a math teacher at Corning-Painted Post High School and the defensive coordinator for the Corning Hawks Football Club.

Bob holds a USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification, along with certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED. Bob is committed to continuing the growth of rugby in the Southern Tier and providing all youth the opportunity to play the great game of rugby.


Craig Johnson – Assistant Coach


Michael Larrabee – Assistant Coach

Michael Larrabee began playing at Canisius College in 2007, a four-year starter at tight-head prop, his career culminated at Canisius with a birth in the state finals. While at Canisius, he was the Social Chair on the Executive Board for his Junior and Senior seasons.  After college, Michael continued his rugby career playing with the South Buffalo Rugby. While at South Buffalo, he continued playing tight-head prop and played a role in the club becoming a Western New York powerhouse. He would help lead South Buffalo to Empire GURFU Division III North Championship titles in 2012 and 2013.

After moving back to the Southern Tier, Michael would continue to play for South Buffalo for one more season before retiring. After meeting Coach Craig and Coach Scott, he brought his boots back out and returned to South Buffalo for the 2016-17 season. After one season back at South Buffalo, the trio decided to switch clubs and help the Binghamton Barbarians from 2017-19.

Larrabee holds a USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification, along with certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED. 

Larrabee is a high school social studies teacher in the Elmira Heights School District and summer school teacher for GST BOCES. He is currently an assistant coach at Nazareth College.


Jennelle Rhodes – Assistant Coach

Brad Violette – Assistant Coach

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