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  Charlotte 49ers Rugby Coaching Staff

Brent "Bo" Pasko
    Bo joined the Charlotte 49ers Rugby coaching staff in 2015. Originally from Washington, DC, he began his playing career at the Virginia Military Institute, where he captained the team from 1999-2002. Following college, Bo continued his rugby in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosch, playing for celebrated Libertas Rugby. After his time with Libertas, he moved to Chicago to play for Super League team Chicago Lions RFC. Here, he had the privilege of playing alongside United States Eagles.
    Bo started his coaching career in 2012 with North Meck Rugby Club, leading the program to two consecutive state runner-up finishes and a top 50 national ranking. In 2014, he was tapped to coach the North Carolina All-Stars JV Team, which finished a perfect 8-0 over two seasons. Bo has also coached for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA), the pathway to the High School Rugby All-Americans, and for the Cornelius Cobras elementary school team! He holds a 300 Level coaching license from USA Rugby.



John Brown
    John started coaching Charlotte 49ers rugby in 2011 after he was exiled from his native England. His career as a player began when he was 10 years old and is still going! John has been fortunate enough to have played rugby on four continents including an appearance in the Hong Kong 10's. His playing credentials include three years at the English Premiership level with Moseley FC, representative honors with North Midlands and two seasons in Poitiers, France as well as many years with his beloved Camp Hill and Harpenden RFC. John also has all-star honors at the collegiate level, representing British Colleges for two years.
    John has had the privilege to have been coached by elite coaches from New Zealand, South Africa and France, as well as the UK and Ireland. He began his coaching career as player/ coach at the shrine of English rugby; Camp Hill RFC and he has been coaching men's, women's, collegiate and junior rugby for over 15 years in both the UK and USA. In addition to his 49ers coaching, John has been coaching middle school and high school 7's and 15's programs in Charlotte, including high performance rugby at the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA). He holds coaching qualifications from the English RFU and USA Rugby and is a level 1 referee.



Barry Tidd



  Charlotte 49ers Rugby Team Roster
Brandon Arceneaux

Position: Tighthead Prop
 
Chris Azuaje
Class: Junior   Hometown: Charlotte, NC

 
Ahmed Badawey a.k.a. 8 Man
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Position: Lock
 
Brandon Ballard

Position: Prop, Lock
 
Michael Basnett

Position: Wing
 
Kevin Bias
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Jamestown, NC
Position: Prop
 
Bjorn Bovin a.k.a. Bieber


 
Weston Byng a.k.a. W
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Concord, NC
Position: Lock
 
Daniel Citron
Class: Senior  
Position: Wing
 
Michael DiGiacomo
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

 
Jacob Etringer
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Mayodon, NC

 
Tom Flynn
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

 
Alex Fogleman
Class: Senior   Hometown: Elon, NC

 
Mick Hartz
Class: Senior  
Position: Lock
 
Bryson Hester
Class: Sophmore  
Position: Wing
 
Tyrek Huntley

Position: Wing
 
Ryan Johns
Class: Junior   Hometown: Concord, NC
Position: Center
 
Hunter Jones

Position: Flanker
 
Jackson Masterson


 
Byron Melbourne a.k.a. Australian
Class: Sophomore   Hometown: Sydney, Australia

 
Michael O'Brien


 
Matthew Plott a.k.a. CPI


 
Jonathan Pumphrey a.k.a. Pump

Position: Lock
 
Graeme Rieser
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Winston Salem, NC
Position: Flanker
 
Pranjal Saxena
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Cary, NC

 
Seth Schallau
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Cary, NC

 
Andrew Schlesinger
Hometown: Johnston, NC

 
Dalton Sherwood
Class: Freshman  
Position: Prop
 
John Steuber a.k.a. Thighs
Class: Freshman  
Position: Wing
 
Jebediah Stevens
Class: Senior   Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Position: Hooker
 
Tom Stockton
Class: Freshman   Hometown: Durham, NC

 
Joshua Summers

Position: Wing
 
Jordan Thompson
Class: Freshman  
Position: Flanker
 
Declan Tidd
Class: Senior   Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Position: Fly Half
 
Kyle Van Ryn
Class: Sophomore   Hometown: Chicago, IL

 
Sam Wyrick

Position: Match Sec
 
Nate Zima a.k.a. Cowboy

Position: Prop
 
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