About Dave Lyme, Principal Consultant

Dave Lyme took up coaching in 2015 and coached the Fairfield Yankees men’s rugby to a National Championship in 2016 and as of 2018 held a 49-8 record as Head Coach Under his tutelage two players earned professional rugby contracts with the Major League Rugby competition (MLR) playing for teams from New York and Boston.

Dave Lyme has coached the Staples High School Rugby program for 3 years and has shown an increase from 30 to 100 boys this past spring. He also took the Varsity team to the State Championship Final for the first time in Staples history in 2018.

Staples High School under Lyme’s coaching has produced 3 All Americans in as many years and numerous players being selected for the Connecticut All Star teams and All American camps.

In October 2018 Lyme started Scrum Down Rugby Consultants to assist TEAMS from all over the country to maximize their rugby potential particularly in the set pieces.

Lyme has been involved in Rugby for 45 years having played for 30 years in Australia and has 3 children with 2 boys having been involved in the Staples Rugby program.

It’s about the relationships, the enjoyment of the game and most importantly about the culture of the TEAM.
Unity within the TEAM with increased positivity and belief
— Coach Lyme's Coaching Philosophy

Head Coach Sacred Heart University Rugby.

Head Coach Staples High School Rugby, Westport CT - From last place to 2nd in state within 2 years.

Head Coach Westport PAL Youth Rugby,

IRB – International Rugby Board Level 300 Coach,

Certified Rugby Referee.