Coach Barth after his 11th State Title
Karl Barth - Girls Head Coach
Born: Lewiston, Maine
Favorite Pastime: Enjoying time with family and friends. Me time ... Tele-Skiing and Sailing. Oh ... and Rugby!
Real Job: Department of Human Performance, Health & Physical Education at Summit High School
Describe your philosophy: Because we can, we must create the skills to do so, through developing focused habits and surrounding ourselves with others who will demand of and support us in our quest to be better tomorrow than we are today.
Rugby Experience: Coach Barth has been coaching rugby since 1993 and has completed certifications through; USA Rugby, the International Rugby Academy New Zealand, the International Rugby Board/World Rugby, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
He has coached High School, College, and adult teams and individuals since 1985, including local, regional, and national teams in the USA (Boys U19, Girls U19, U20 and Olympic Development for USARugby and Tiger Rugby & ARPTC Internationally) in domestic competitions as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, England, & Wales.
Coach Barth has also served as an instructor trainer, attended the Advanced Coaching Certification through USA Rugby and the IRB, completed a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Human Performance from Adams State University and Exercise Physiology from Concordia University, and been a part of 21 Colorado State Championships during his 26 years at Summit High School were he currently serves as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Head Alpine Ski Coach, and Assistant Track - sprinters in addition to Rugby Head Girls Varsity Coach since 1997
Lance French - Boys Head Coach
Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Favorite Pastime: I enjoy snowboarding and teach snowboarding at Breckenridge and love to mtn bike, climb mtns and camp. My other favorite pastime is coaching Rugby and turning new players on to this great game.
Real Job: Learning Architect for Adobe
Describe your philosophy: "KEEP IT SIMPLE"
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Stephen Lochner - Girls Coach
Born: Sandusky, Ohio
Favorite Pastime: Anything that involves water
Real Job: Sr. Mine Engineer at Climax Molybdenum
Describe your philosophy: "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts - until it is game time."
Joe Hedding - Boys Coach
Born: Kingston, Pennsylvania
Favorite Pastime: Skiing, camping, off roading and working on my old Land Rover
Real Job: Ski Instructor, Breckenridge
Describe your philosophy: Always be a student, always be learning
Rugby Experience: Twenty years combined playing Flanker and every other forward position with Wilkes Barre Breakers (DIII), The Schuylkill River Exiles (DI), and Wharton men's rugby in Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania.
I have also been the head coach of the forwards and the developmental team for The University of Pennsylvania Men's Rugby for several seasons before moving to Colorado.
Coach Hedding getting after it
Bobby Craig - Boys Coach
Describe your philosophy:
Catherine Scanlan "Cat"- Girls Coach
Born: Denver, Colorado
Favorite Pastime: Anything outside biking, skiing, hiking, camping
Real Job: Social Media+marketing manager
Describe your philosophy: It's never to late to start the day over and never to late to give up the fight
Rugby Experience: My senior year at Summit High I decided to quit cross country and join the rugby team. Little did I know this would shape my entire life. I was lucky to play for Summit and go to win another Championship that season and we were so close to winning nationals but fell short that year, I also was lucky enough to be invited to play with the Under 20s select side USA team. It was a dream come true to play with such amazing players from all around the county. I went to CU Boulder for college and played on the rugby team. During my time I also was selected to play EURFO which was a traveling team out of Colorado that played all over Colorado + Florida. I sadly blew my knee out halfway through college that ended my playing days but I am so grateful to be on the coaching staff for the past 6 years
Taylor Bohlender - Girls Coach
Born: Vail, Colorado
Favorite Pastime: CrossFit, Hiking and reading
Real Job: Deputy at Summit County Sheriffs Office
Describe your philosophy: when you think about quitting, remember why you started
Rugby Experience: I grew up in Summit County and I only played rugby at SHS for 1 year before I went on to play at Lindenwood University for 4 years (thanks to Barth for the unwavering confidence). I trained for both 7’s and 15’s during my time at LU. I later coached at Maryville University for 1 season and left because I moved back home to Summit County.