About Rugby

Meet the Rugby Director

The vimeo below was created by Coach David Hughes. A three minute collage
 of the past 4 years of ICEF rugby around the world honoring the senior class to
"We love LA!"  Check it out. 


Stuart Krohn
is the Director of the ICEF Rugby Program (seen at the far left in the photo). He coached the Santa Monica Mens Club for 10 years and started the rugby program at ICEF Public Schools. Previously he coached rugby at Dartmouth College, was an international player for 13 years and was an All-American rugby player at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Krohn has simultaneously taught English at ICEFs View Park Preparatory School for the past eleven years.

As director of ICEFs rugby program, he is assisted by 10 coaches from the Santa Monica Rugby Club. The coaches are knowledgeable about the sport and dedicated to the students. The coaches come from a variety of backgrounds and offer exposure to positive role models for the students. The ICEF Rugby Program is in its 12th season serving thousands of students in South Los Angeles. ICEF Rugby includes physical education programs, after-school, middle school flag rugby teams, and boys and girls, middle and high school tackle programs. ICEF Rugby is opening worlds for students in South Los Angeles.

  • Flag rugby for over 4,000 elementary, middle and high school students in PE and afterschool
  • Over 225 elementary, middle, and high school boys and girls playing competitive tackle rugby every year, including seven ICEF traveling All Star teams which compete in the SoCal Rugby League from December-May (U12 boys, U14 boys and girls, U16 boys and girls, U18 boys and girls).

Program Support

 The ICEF Rugby Team raised over $200,000 in 2011-2012 to pay for school-based and international programs. We are incredibly grateful for the support and dedication of our sponsors, friends and family.

 If you would like to make a donation to the Ruby Athletic Program, please visit our Donate page.

To learn more about the ICEF Rugby Program, check out this short documentary.


  • 5120 W Goldleaf Circle, Suite 350
  • Los Angeles, CA 90056
  • Staff
  • Stuart Krohn
  • David Hughes
  • Position
  • Rugby Director
  • Assistant Rugby Director
  • Email
  • skrohn@icefps.org
  • dhudges@icefps.org
  • Phone
  • (310)795-3254
  • (310)991-7408

Program Success


ICEF rugby has gone oneight international trips: Hong Kong X 4, New Zealand X 2, England, and South Africa. Touring rugby scholars stay with local families and attend school.

In 2010, we took 40 ICEF rugby/scholars to Washington, DC to stay with and play against students from the Hyde Leadership Academy. There was a private visit to the White House where we were hosted by Director of Domestic Affairs, Melodie Barnes. The Hyde rugby/students visited us this Spring in LA for one week and the return matches of the LA/DC Cup

In 2012, 38 ICEF high school students toured New Zealand and Tahiti for3 weeks!

Rugby to College

ICEF Rugby promotes college-going culture. In January 2013, 50 ICEF high school students visited University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a private tour of campus, lunch, training, and special meeting with UCSB admissions. UCSB was so impressed that the university created a summer camp especially for ICEF students, including6 weeks of intensive academics, work-study, and rugby.

ICEF rugby students have organized tours of UCLA, Stanford, Berkeley, Georgetown, Howard University, George Washington University, and the University of Cape Town.

ICEF Rugby Alumni are now attending or have graduated from these colleges and universities:

  • Arizona State
  • Brown University
  • Cal State University, Northridge
  • Cal State University, East Bay
  • Cal State University, Sonoma
  • California Maritime Academy
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dominican College
  • Duke University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Morehouse College
  • New Mexico State
  • San Francisco State
  • Santa Barbara College
  • Santa Monica College
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Xavier University


Rugby France Tour