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Head Coaches


 


Gavin Hickie, Dartmouth College
Matt Sherman, West Point (USMA)
JD Stephenson, USA Rugby U20s
Kimball Kjar, BYU
Josh Macy, Lindenwood
Greg McWilliams, Yale
Scott Stewart, UCLA
Chad Newcomb, U.S. Naval Academy
Tom Burwell, UR7s Academy
Joe Byrnes, UR7s Academy
James Willocks, Penn State
Alex Magleby, USA Rugby

Karen Fong Donoghue, Rugger’s Edge
Kitt Wagner Ruiz, Rugger’s Edge

 



 
Gavin Hickie, Dartmouth

Gavin Hickie, Dartmouth

Gavin Hickie

  • Head Coach, Dartmouth College, 2012 - Present
    • 4x Ivy Rugby Champions, 15s & 7s
  • Head Coach, Collegiate All-Americans, 2015 - Present
  • Forwards Coach, Collegiate All-Americans, 2014-2015
  • Author, Rugby Revealed, 2014
  • Founder, LineoutCoach.com, 2011 - Present
  • Forwards Coach, Junior All-Americans, 2012-2013
    • IRB Junior World Trophy Champions, 2012
  • Forwards Coach, USA Selects National A Team, 2012
  • Forwards/Defense Coach, Belmont Shore, 2011-12
    • USA Rugby D1 Club National Champions, 2012
  • Forwards Coach, Leicester Tigers Academy, 2008
  • Former Captain, Ireland U19s & Ireland 7s
  • Former player, Ireland U19s, U21s, As & 7s
  • Former professional player for Leinster, London Irish, Worcester & Leicester Tigers
  • BA, Economics & History, University College Dublin

 
Matt Sherman, West Point (USMA)

Matt Sherman, West Point (USMA)

Matt Sherman

  • Head Coach, Army West Point Varsity Rugby, 2015 - Present
  • Director of Rugby, Stanford University, 2011-2014
  • Head Coach, Collegiate All-Americans, 2012-2014
  • Head Coach (7s), Olympic Club, 2012-2015
  • Backs Coach, USA Eagles, 2009-2011
  • Head Coach, San Diego State University, 2008-2010
  • Assistant Coach, University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2008
  • Former player, US National Team, 2003-2005
  • 3x Collegiate All-American, University of California, Berkeley. 2000-2003
  • MSc, History, Oxford University
  • BA, American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

JD Stephenson, Lindenwood

JD STEPHENSON

  • Head Coach, Junior All-Americans, 2015 – Present
  • Assistant Coach, Boys High School All-Americans, 2012 - Present
  • Lead Coach, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy, 2014 - Present
  • Director of Rugby, Lindenwood University, 2014 – 2016
    • USA Rugby D1A Final Four, 2014, 2015 & 2016
    • USA Rugby National 7s Champions, 2015
  • Assistant Coach, Lindenwood University, 2011-2013
  • Director of High Performance, Missouri RFU, 2013 - Present
  • MBA, Lindenwood University
  • MA, Sports Management, Lindenwood University 
  • BCom, Banking & Finance, University of Canberra

 

Kimball Kjar, BYU

Kimball Kjar

  • Backs Coach, BYU, 2007 - Present
    • USA Rugby National Champions, 2009 & 2012
    • Varsity Cup National Champions, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Founder/Director, Halfback Academy, 2014 - Present
  • Backs Coach/Selector, Collegiate All-Americans, 2009-11
  • IRB TOP Coach, 2011
  • USA Rugby Coach Development Officer
  • 21 international appearances, US National Team, 2001-2007
  • 3x Collegiate All-American player, BYU, 2001-03
  • Utah High School State Greco-Roman & Freestyle Wrestling Champion
  • Managing Principal, Venator Ventures, 2008 - Present
  • BA, Philosophy & Business Management, BYU

 
Josh Macy, American International College

Josh Macy, American International College

JOSH MACY

  • Head Men's Coach & Director of Rugby, Lindenwood University (2016 - present)
  • Head Men's Coach & Director of Rugby, American International College (AIC), 2009 - 2016
    • East Coast Rugby Conference 15s Champions, 2014
    • East Coast Rugby Conference 7s Champions, 2014
    • East Coast Rugby Conference Coach of the Year, 2013
    • ACRC Bowl Series Champions, 2014
    • ACRC Sevens Champions, 2014
  • Founder, AIC Men's & Women's Rugby, 2010
  • Founding Member, Asociación Guatemalteca de Rugby, 2007
  • Captain, Los Jaguares, Guatemalan National Team, 6x
  • Assistant Coach, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, 2006
  • Former player, James Madison University, 2001-2005
  • BS, Recreation Studies, James Madison University
  • MPA, American International College

 
Greg McWilliams, Yale

Greg McWilliams, Yale

GREG McWilliams

  • Head Coach, Yale University, 2014 - Present
  • Director of Rugby, Bulldog Rugby, 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Coach (Backs), Collegiate All-Americans, 2015 - Present
  • Backs/Attack Coach, Ireland Women's National 15s Team, 2009-14
    • 6 Nations Grand Slam Champions, 2013
    • Rugby World Cup Semifinalists, 2014
  • Backs Coach, Leinster U19s, 2010-14
  • Head Coach, Old Belvedere U21s, 2013-14
  • Head Coach, Senior 1st XV, St. Michael's College, 2006-10
    • Leinster Schools Senior Cup Champions, 2007
    • Leinster Schools Senior Cup Finalists, 2010
  • Academy Head Coach, Blackrock College U20s, 2005-09
    • All-Ireland Finalists 2008 & 2009
  • BSc, Sports Management, University College Dublin
  • Higher Diploma in Education, Trinity College Dublin

 
Scott Stewart, UCLA

Scott Stewart, UCLA

Scott Stewart

  • Head Coach, UCLA, 2004 - Present
  • Former Head Coach, University of Western Ontario, 2003-06
  • Former Assistant Coach, Canada U21s, 2003-04
  • Former player, Canada National 15s & 7s, 1989-2001
    • 64 international appearances for Canada National 15s Team
    • Played in 5 Rugby World Cups: 1991, 1995 & 1999 (15s), 1993 & 1997 (7s)
  • Former professional player for Dax (1991-92), London Harlequins (1997-99) & Bedford Blues (1999-2001)
  • Former player, University of British Columbia, 1986-91
  • BCom, University of British Columbia

 
Chad Newcomb, U.S. Naval Academy

Chad Newcomb, U.S. Naval Academy

CHAD NEWCOMB

  • Backs Coach, U.S. Naval Academy, 2014 - Present 
    • Varsity Cup – National Quarter-Finalist, 2016
    • Varsity Cup – National Semi-Finalist, 2015
    • CRC 7s – National Semi-Finalist, 2015
    • ACRC Sevens Champions, 2016
    • Rocky Gorge Cup 7s Cup & Bowl Champions, 2016
  • Backs Coach, Archbishop Spalding High School, 2006-2014
    • 3x Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Champions
  • Backs Coach, Severn River RFC, 2010-2015
  • Former player, Baltimore Chesapeake, Detroit Rugby & Severn River
  • Founding Coach, Salisbury University Women’s Rugby, 1995
  • Former captain & player, Salisbury University, 1990-1995
    • Captained Salisbury to 1995 DII National Final
  • Wealth Manager & Principal, Financial Concepts Unlimited, 2011 - Present
  • BS, Business Administration, Salisbury University

 
Tom Burwell, UR7s Academy

Tom Burwell, UR7s Academy

Tom Burwell

  • CEO & Academy Director, Ultimate Rugby 7s (UR7s), 2008 - Present
    • UR7s Academy Programs in Africa, North America, Asia & Europe
  • MD of UR7s South Africa
    • BRS, UR7a-side, 7s development across South Africa
  • Head of Rugby 7s at the Athlete Development Institute, Middle East
  • Head coach for world leading National Academy program in the UK
  • Director of Rugby & Head Coach, Imperial College Medical School, 2012 - Present
  • Retired from playing due to injury early in his career and has since coached 15s and 7s to a high level in the UK and around the world
  • Coached at the highest level of invitational 7s tournaments around the world, including Amsterdam, Hong Kong (10s), New York, San Diego, Stanislas, Central Coast 7s, Dubai 7s & the Middlesex 7s at Twickenham
  • BA, Politics & Economics, Goldsmiths, University of London

 
Joe Byrnes, UR7s Academy

Joe Byrnes, UR7s Academy

Oliver Clough

  • General Manager, UR7s UK & Europe
  • Assistant Coach, UR7s Academy, 2013 - Present
  • Richmond RFC
  • UR7s Wanderers (2013 - present)
  • Dubai 7s Invitational winner 2015

 
James Willocks, Dartmouth

James Willocks, Dartmouth

JAMES WILLOCKS

  • Head Coach, Penn State, 2016 - present
  • Assistant Coach, Dartmouth College, 2012-13 & 2014 - 2016
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dartmouth Rugby, 2012-13 & 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dartmouth Football, 2012-13 & 2014 - Present
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach, Otago Women’s 7s, 2011
  • Strength & Conditioning Intern, Otago Rugby Union, 2008-11
  • Former player (Premier 15s & 7s), Alhambra Union RFC, 2009-11
  • BPhEd, Exercise Science & Exercise Prescription, University of Otago
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • FMS Certified Specialist

 
Karen Fong Donoghue, The Rugger's Edge

Karen Fong Donoghue, The Rugger's Edge

Karen Fong Donoghue, ACADEMIC ADVISOR

  • Founder & President, The Rugger’s Edge, 2013 - Present
  • High School All-American Academic Advisor, USA Rugby, 2012 - Present
  • Professional College Admissions Consultant, 2009 - Present
  • National ‘B Panel’ Referee, USA Rugby, 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Coach, Cathedral Catholic High School Boys JV & Varsity, 2010-13
  • Assistant Coach, San Diego Young Aztecs U16 Boys, 2008-10
  • Assistant Coach, St. Augustine High School Boys JV & Varsity, 2009-2010
  • Former player & founding member, Santa Monica Women's Rugby Club, 2004-2008
  • Former player, US National U-23s, 2002
  • Collegiate All-American, University of California, Davis, 2000
  • Former player, University of California, Davis, 1997-2002
  • BA, Communications, University of California - Davis
  • MA, Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services, Chapman University

 


 
Kitt Wagner Ruiz, The Rugger's Edge

Kitt Wagner Ruiz, The Rugger's Edge

KITT WAgner Ruiz, Academic Advisor

  • College Rugby Advisor, The Rugger’s Edge, 2014 - Present
  • Forwards Coach, Glendale Raptors Women, 2015 - Present
  • Former player, US Women’s National 15s & 7s, 2007-14
    • 24 international appearances for US Women’s National 15s Team
    • Played in 2 Rugby World Cups: 2010 & 2014 (15s)
  • Former player, Beantown (2002-11) & Glendale Raptors, 2011-14
    • Women’s Premier League National Champions, 2014
  • Secondary Mathematics Content Specialist, 2014 - Present
  • Mathematics Teacher, 2004 - 2014
  • BA, Mathematics, SUNY Potsdam
  • MA, Mathematics, Boston University

 
Alex Magleby, USA Rugby  

Alex Magleby, USA Rugby

 

Alex Magleby, Founder

  • Director of Performance (15s & 7s), USA Rugby, 2015 - Present
  • National Development Director, US Men's National 7s, 2014 - Present
  • Head Coach, US National 7s Team, 2012-13
  • Head Coach, Dartmouth College, 2001-12
    • 2x USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Champions, 2011 & 2012
    • 14x Ivy League Rugby Champions
  • Head Coach, Collegiate All-American Team, 2009-11
  • Head Coach, Collegiate All-American 7s, 2011
  • Former Captain, US National 7s Team, 2000-05
  • Former player, US National 15s & 7s, 2000-05
    • 125 international appearances for US Sevens Team
    • 8 international appearances for US National 15s Team
  • Former Board of Director, USA Rugby, 2004-06
  • Former Captain, Dartmouth College, 1997-2000
  • Former player, Highland High School, MVP-Forwards
    • 3x National High School Champions, 1994-96
  • Founder, Sylvan Advantage - Performance Analysis
  • BA, Engineering Sciences, & BE Candidate, Mechanical-Industrial Engineering, Dartmouth College

Alex Magleby, USA Rugby | Gavin Hickie, Collegiate All-Americans / Dartmouth College | Matt Sherman, U.S. Military Academy |  JD Stephenson, Junior All-Americans / Lindenwood University | Kimball Kjar, Brigham Young University | Blake Burdette, Penn State  Dan Payne, Life University Josh Macy, American International College | Greg McWilliams, Yale University | Scott Stewart, UCLA | Chad Newcomb, U.S. Naval Academy | Tom Burwell & Oliver Clough, UR7s Academy | James Willocks, Dartmouth College | Karen Fong Donoghue, Rugger's Edge | Kitt Wagner Ruiz, Rugger's Edge


coaches subject to change