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The Middlebury College Rugby Club



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 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.


Ben Wells

Forwards Coach

Joined MCRC: 2007

Ben began playing rugby in 1993 at Bowdoin College and began coaching at Middlebury College in 2007. Always ready to meet the club’s changing needs, he has served as co-Head Coach, Forwards Coach, Defense Coach, Developmental Coach, and Strength & Conditioning Coach. Some of the team’s highlights during his tenure include a DII National Championship (2009), National Runners-up (2011), and two DI-AA Conference Championships (2012, 2013). Ben left his full time role with the club in 2014 but has remained active as a volunteer.

Ben was an Assistant Coach for the USA at the 2013 Maccabiah Games where the Men’s Rugby team won Gold in 7’s and Bronze in 15’s. He was also Assistant Coach for the Boys’ (U16) Rugby 7’s team in the 2018 Youth Maccabiah games. Ben is currently Head Coach for the Maccabi USA U18 7’s team which will compete in the 21st Maccabiah in the summer of 2022.

Ben is a USA Rugby Level 300 coach, IRB Rugby Ready and SafeSport certified. Outside of rugby, Ben is married and has two children. He is a small business owner, member of the Medical Reserve Corp and an avid skier, hiker and cook.