Kerry Wiebe

Co-Head Coach 

Joined MCRC: July 2016

Kerry joined the MCRC during the Summer of 2016. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Kerry discovered rugby during his high school years. Quickly finding his niche at center, he proudly represented the Canadian National Team at the U19 and U23 levels. After finishing his undergraduate degree in Athletic Therapy at the University of Alberta, he enrolled into Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa under a rugby scholarship. During his time there he played both hockey and rugby. Additionally, he became president of the rugby of the club and led his team deep into USA Rugby's Men's Club DI Playoffs, reaching the Final Four in 2001. 

As a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Coach Wiebe has led an impressive career. In 2001 Coach Wiebe and his wife moved to Burlington, Vermont to open a private chiropractic practice. He quickly became involved with Burlington Rugby in 2002, playing a couple of seasons in the backline before moving into an assistant coaching position for two years. Since then, Kerry has stayed involved with the club, providing medical coverage for all home games. Kerry has also stayed involved in various sports over the years, as he and his wife have served as team physicians for the Green Mountain Glades junior hockey program and the Vermont Voltage professional soccer club. Kerry has also coached the the Green Mountain Glades Junior A, Colchester High School Girls and Vermont Lumberjacks Junior Hockey Programs.

Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and passion towards the game of rugby and hopes to lead the MCRC into a new era of success in the years to come.

Avisa (Junior) Tuiqere

Co-Head Coach

Joined MCRC: 2013

Experience (player):  Junior started playing rugby as a child in Fiji. He then moved to New Zealand and began playing under 21 club rugby, which then allowed him to move on to Premier Cup rugby in Wellington. In 2000 he moved to the US and began playing D2 rugby in Montauk, Long Island, where they made it to the final four in USA Rugby's playoffs. He then moved to Rhode Island and played for Newport, making two  USA Rugby Final Four appearances. After experiencing a career ending injury to his back in 2005, he retired from playing rugby and moved to coaching. He coached at the Burlington Men's Rugby Football Club from 2005 to 2013. Additionally, he has served as an assistant coach for the MCRC since 2013, working predominantly with the forward pack.