More About Me
Rugby coach with over 30 years experience in the game. Rugby Level I & II and currently a Level III (in progress). IRB Strength and Conditioning Level I. IRB First Aid in Rugby.
Head Coach & Director of Rugby - Monmouth Rugby Club
Head Coach - Christian Brothers Academy
Head Coach - Rugby New Jersey High Performance 15s
Head Coach - Empire GU High Performance 15s
Founder - New Jersey Rugby Academy
Kids love rugby - it is fun and makes them love being active. We play games - games to learn, games to win, games to lose and games for fun. There are no drills just games to keep everybody having fun. Developing young athletes through rugby from grassroots to elite levels.
My goal is to create a long term development pathway where athletes can develop to their maximum potential with world class coaching and structures. By empowering the young athlete and growing their self confidence we will create well rounded individuals both on and off the field.
I have been involved with Rugby for over 35 years as a player, coach, referee and administrator. In that time, I played rugby in Ireland, England, Wales, South Africa and the USA.
I have been involved in the highest leagues in the USA, playing SuperLeague and Division One rugby with New York Old Blue. As a coach I've coached Monmouth Senior Men to the USA Rugby National ChampionsRound of 32 and #1 seed in the Met Union for the first time in the club’s history.
In 2011 I started a Boy’s High School program at Christian Brother’s Academy that achieved Varsity status in 2013. In it’s first year as a Varsity team CBA won the New Jersey State Championship with an undefeated season. I've coached players that have gone on to play for St. Joseph’s College, Virginia Military Institute, West Point, Villanova, Ithaca, Mount Saint Marys, RIT and Boston College.
Customized session plan based on skill evaluation and goals as part of a player development plan. All sessions will involve a functional warm up and cool down plus a practice plan that has been presented to the athlete before the session.