Like many of VMI’s players, Lieutenant Colonel (USAF, retired) Dale Brown’s rugby experience began as a collegiate player while a cadet at Norwich University where he graduated in 1981.  He played full back during his junior year as a reserve for the A-side and during his senior year as an A-side starter.  In both these years Norwich was the New England Rugby Football Union Division Champions.  In 2005 he accepted a position as VMI’s Director of Construction and began helping Coach the VMI rugby team in the Fall of 2006.  He has completed the USA Rugby Coaches Development Program, and, has attended both the ‘Introducing Rugby’ and ‘Developing Rugby Skills’ training courses.