The Kenmore Rugby Club announced today that Club Administrator and High School Boys Assistant Coach Fred Bressette is retiring, effective at the end of the year.
L to R: Kenmore Rugby coaches Conrad, Caruana, and Bressette in 2017
A long-time area coach, administrator and league official, Bressette joined Kenmore Rugby as an assistant coach in the spring of 2015 at the invitation of club founder Bill Conrad.
In a message to the club announcing his decision, Bressette said
"I have always told players that they should 'leave the club better than when you found it'. With our terrific and growing coaching staff leading the club going forward, I feel that I have lived up to that. My time with Kenmore Rugby has been very special to me and some of the most gratifying time I have spent in the game. I wish everyone nothing but the best and I know that the future of the club is very bright indeed. Thank you, Bill, for the invitation, I'm proud to have been a part of #OneBigMob."
A co-founder of the Kenmore Youth Rugby Association, Bressette served as the club's Executive Director of Youth & Flag Rugby, and registration coordinator, and oversaw development of the club's web site and expanded online presence. Bressette was one of the driving forces in creating the current unified Kenmore Rugby Club and has most recently worked to re-establish middle school rugby in WNY.
The Kenmore Rugby Club wishes Coach Bressette well in his future endeavors, and we thank him for all of his contributions to #OneBigMob these last eight years.
Founded in 2004, the Kenmore Rugby Club is WNY's oldest and largest youth & high school rugby club with over 100 active players in grades K-12.