Mike Coyner is knelling to far left. To Mike's left is JMU's legendary rugby coach Mark Fowler.


Cary, Canít recognize everyone but here is my best shot. Twenty five years is a long time.
Back row Left to right
Mark Fowler, Sean McMahon, Canít tell, John Galliani, Kevin ?, Canít tell, Brian Zarchin, Tony Lauro, Hank Mozingo, Bill Asaad, Scott Bosworth, Greg Buchner, Art ?Last name
Front row knelling L to R
Mike Coyner, Kurt Collier, Mark Luce, Chris Andres, Ed Bond, Scott Gaetchen, Tim Christian
Hope that helps
Line up would have been
McMahon TH Asaad H Kevin LH Bosworth & Mozingo Locks Zarchin No 8 Galliani Open Lauro Blind Christian SH Luce OH Gaetchen & Collier Centers Bond & Mike Coyner Wings Chris Andres FB
Lost in overtime 9-6 to Army in the East coast final after missing a kickable penalty.
Mark Fowler

Virginia Rugby Union Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Coyner, started his rugby career at James Madison University in 1989. Playing in the back line at winger Mike was a key player during their epic run. Winning 3 State Titles and advancing to the National finals in Div I finishing in the top eight. Mike Coyner was selected to the East Coast Collegiate Select Side.

Mike Coyner played for perenial Virginia powerhouse,Norfolk RFC from 1991 to 1994 mostly at scrum half earning Virginia Rugby Union select side honors. From 1995 to 1998 Mike Coyner was a flanker with Washington RFC,founding club of the Super League. Mike played against the best in the nation during this period. Mike Coyner was selected for the National 7 a side Team from 1998 to 2001 earning 24 international caps. From 2002 to 2004 Mike served on the coaching staff at US Air Force Academy and was part of the team winning National Championship honors in 2003.

Mike Coyner served as Head Coach for the US National 7s team from 2003-2004.

Mike Coyner is currently on the coaching staff at the United States Naval Academy.


IDed in the picture, former eagle George Sucher ,extreme left, Skip Yeager next to Sucher, Mike Coyner to extreme right. Wayne "Sparrow" Howe is on Skip's left,Brian Lenaghan is two players from Howe's left, Tom "Sully" Sullivan is behind Wayne Howe,Jason Kalivokas is on Wayne's immediate left,Al Lucas is behind Skip Yeager, Mark Oldnoe is to Mike Coyner's immediate right, Championship Side at Hiberian 7s


Porter Cup Champions 1993
Hall of Fame player,Mike Coyner,standing fifth from right.
Hall of Fame player,George Sucher,knelling,third from left.

HOME 1989-91: JMU, 3 Ed Lee Stat Titles, '89 Final 8 team, East Coast Collegiate team 91-94: Norfolk Blues. Member of VRU Rep team 95-98: WRFC. Founding member of Super League 98-01: USA Sevens Eagles (24 Int'l Caps) 02-03: Coach United States Air Force Academy, '03 National Champions 03-04: Coach USA National 7s team 04-Present: Coach United States Naval Academy