raymond harrower

Ray was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and has been involved in rugby since he was a youngster.  Ray played the game at a semi-professional level through to his Club Rugby days.  Ray has been coaching rugby for over 20 years, beginning at the club-level in South Africa, then coaching the Waterford Rugby Football Club in England.  When Ray moved to the United States in 1999, he coached the UNL men's rugby team and the Omaha G.O.A.T.S.

Ray founded Big Red Rugby for his sons, Henry & Axel, with full support and enthusiasm from his wife, Katie.  He is excited to bring his love of rugby to children in Omaha.

Email: ray@bigredrugby.com

jake bowers

Jake is a veteran rugby player with sixteen years of playing experience.  He began as a high school senior in Lincoln, NE.  After graduation, he started playing men's club rugby, first with Lincoln City Rugby Football Club, then to his present team, the Omaha G.O.A.T.S.  During the summers of 2010 and 2011, Jake played 7's rugby for Aspen, CO.  While playing for Aspen, he was invited by the Eagles assistant coach to play in a world tournament in Las Vegas, NV.  Jake is currently the assistant coach of Glenwood High School Rugby Club.

Jake’s wife Elizabeth, and daughter, Zella, enjoy watching and supporting him pursue his passion of playing and coaching rugby.  He can’t wait for the day Zella will be able to join Big Red Rugby and share his love of the game. 

Email: jake@bigredrugby.com


Kristina roller

Kristina began playing rugby her freshman year of college at George Mason University. She played all four years in college and loved the friendships and experiences rugby afforded her. Kristina began coaching with Big Red Rugby in 2018; she loves how much fun she has with the kids and watching the players develop and grow throughout the season!