Andy Richards - Director of Rugby & Sevens Coach
Coach Andy Richards has been the head coach of Virginia Tech Men's rugby team since December 2009. He previously coached at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Raleigh Vipers, the North Carolina Collegiate All Stars, University of Maryland - Baltimore Country, and Baltimore-Chesapeake. He moved to the United States from England in 2002. Richards first played rugby when he was twelve years old and attained representative honors for school and district. He played and coached throughout twenty-three years service in the British Army and represented his regiment, corps and army teams. He also played and coached for Barnstaple RFC in North Devon. Coach Richards received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Classical Studies from the Open University. His wife Melissa is the Director of Marketing and Publications, and his son Adam is a Sophomore at Virginia Tech.
Craig Bucher - Backs Coach
Coach Craig Bucher began playing rugby at the Blacksburg Rugby Football Club during the 2008-2009 season, a team that advanced to the USA Rugby Senior Men’s Division III quarterfinals in 2009 after winning the Mid-Atlantic Senior Men’s Division III territorial championship that year. In 2011 he founded Druids Rugby, a 7s only rugby club based in Southwest Virginia. He is an assistant coach for the Blacksburg Bruins Youth Rugby Club, and in 2012 recieved a USA Rugby Level 1 coaching certification.