Helping USA Rugby “Go Forward!”
Ken Stone is Rugby.
Since his rugby beginnings in grade school, Ken has embodied the “rugby spirit” and continually proven himself on and off the field. As a player Ken has made it to the professional level in both rugby union and rugby league. After his playing career, Ken excelled as coach with well established clubs and universities, fostering young athletes through the ranks. As a coach in the UK, he has led varsity athletes to five national titles and has developed individual players to international recognition. Off the field, he planned and executed fundraising, community building, and service-learning opportunities to not only develop players off the field but do so in the spirit of building the sport.
Now Ken is in the US and looking to build on his already well established career. Coach Ken is currently the head coach for the University of Denver Men’s Rugby team and the Director of Rugby for the Queen City Rams (Denver). While in both capacities here in the U.S. he has developed players to play competitive rugby, with a championship in the Rocky Mountain Rugby League, Frontier League, and a top 5 finish in the 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships.
With the upcoming restructure of USA Rugby, our rugby community is in dire need of a leader who understands the nuances of the sport, the organization required to successfully manage league finances and structure growth , and the development needs of domestic players and future USA Eagles. We are asking for your support to push USA Rugby to consider Ken Stone into a leadership role. USA Rugby’s core values are to UNITE an inclusive, passionate rugby community, IGNITE sustainable development, and GROW opportunities nationwide. Ken Stone represents these qualities and will be invaluable to the USA Rugby leadership.
Please help us in supporting Ken Stone and sign the petition for his consideration into USA Rugby leadership.
In my time under Ken, I have witnessed a significant amount of new rugby players develop the same love that he and I have for the game, and in turn, become valuable members of the team. For veteran players, Ken challenges them to always improve athletically as well as intellectually. My “rugby IQ” has risen fastest while playing for Ken. – Daniel H.
Our team and student leadership have seen success on and off the field because of our expert coach and leader that taught us not only the game of rugby but also the leadership and management skills needed to operate a rugby club. Ken Stone has the leadership skills, ability, and drive to impact USA Rugby significantly. – Samuel N.
Please see Ken’s LinkedIn for a full resume https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken7stone