From Peterhead to Pennsylvania, Roughnecks to Diplomats

Yesterday saw our very own Coach Stevenson set off on a grand adventure in the land of the free.

Leaving behind a windy Peterhead, Bryce is heading to the USA to join the coaching staff of the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats during the Roughnecks offseason. Taking the opportunity to further his coaching skills at an American College team, Bryce will be part of the Diplomat’s defensive staff for their 2019 season which starts their Div III Centennial Conference campaign on Saturday the 7th of September.


The first of 10 games see’s Coach Stevenson’s new side travel about an hour north to face the Lebanon Valley Athletics, looking to get off to a similarly good start to the season, having beaten the Athletics 44 - 21 in last season’s opener.

The Diplomats finished 3rd last season and will be looking - with Bryce’s help - to close the gap to both Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins, both of which finished two games ahead of F&M with an 8-1 record.

We wish Coach Stevenson all the best of luck with the Diplomats this fall, knowing that his determination and effort will be a huge asset to the Franklin & Marshall coaching staff. We look forward to the knowledge he learns becoming an asset to the Roughnecks and know he’ll return hungry to get to action ahead of our 2020 BAFANL season.

We hope to bring you F&M updates all season long and if he has the time, words from the man himself!

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