Coach Durant has been involved with the UAlbany Rugby program as a player and coach since 1980. He led the Danes as captain for the 1981 season.
Coach Durant then went on to play for the Albany Knickerbocker Rugby Club in 1982. He captained/vice captained the Knicks for 4 years as well as played Upstate Selects and participated in the New York State Empire Games. He is a USA Rugby Certified coach.