Farrah Douglas was named head coach of the Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team on March 30, 2017 for the program's inaugural season.
Douglas brings over 12 years of coaching experience to the Mount, with involvement at the national, collegiate and high school levels. Douglas has been the head coach of the USA Girl's High School All-American (USA U-18) Team for the past two seasons, and the assistant coach with the USA Women's National Team since 2012. Douglas has been at the helm of the Gonzaga College High School team in Washington, D.C. since 2010, while also serving as technical director and skill coach at The Rugby Academy in Potomac, Md. from 2010-15.
Douglas got her coaching career started as an assistant at Noble Street Charter High School in 2004, working there for five years before breaking into the collegiate realm as an assistant coach at Penn State University from 2009-10.
Douglas was a member of the 2006 and 2010 USA Women's National Team, registering 26 international caps during her time with the squad. Douglas served as an international female athlete representative to USA Rugby's Congress from 2009-13.
In May of 2017, Douglas was invited to attend and participate as a representative of Mount St. Mary's in the first-ever Women's Rugby Forum in Providence, R.I. The forum, which was co-sponsored by the U.S. Women's Rugby Foundation (USWRF) and Atavus, was an invitation-only event for a select group of women administrators, coaches, referees and journalists. The representatives joined together to critically reflect on the state of women's rugby in the United States, and helped map out a plan to drive the growth of girl's and women's rugby.
Douglas, a 1999 graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, was a member of the women's rugby and indoor & outdoor track and field teams during her collegiate career.