Coaches & Staff

  • Name: Matthew Hawkins
  • Title: Head Coach
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  • Experience
    • 2012-13: SEREVI Rugby
    • 2012-13: All-Marine Corps Director of Rugby -- Armed Forces Champions, 2012
    • 2011-13: Head Coach, San Diego State University Rugby -- National Championship Finalists, 2012
    • 2010: USA 15s Team (capped)
    • 2009, 2011: National 7s Title (Coach & Player)
    • 2009-11, 2013: USA 7s Team Captain
    • 2008, 2010: USA Selects Team
    • 2007, 2009-11: National 7s Finalist (Coach & Player)
    • 2007-13: USA 7s Team (39 Tournaments)
    • 2006: USA Rugby Super League (National Champion)
    • 2001-04: International Marketing & Management (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Honors & Achievements
    • Co-Founder of the San Diego Old Aztecs 7s Program
    • Co-Founder of the Coastal Dragons Youth Rugby Club

  • Name: Thomas Wagner
  • Title: General Manager
  • College: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD -- Bachelors, Economics, 1997
  • Experience
    • 2012-13: All-Marine Corps Rugby Coach & Manager
    • 2008-09, 2011-12: Team Manager, USA National 7s
    • 2007-13: Director of Liaisons, USA 7s Rugby
    • 2003: Commander Naval Central Command, Bahrain
    • 2001-03: Trustee USNA Board of Trustees/Governance Committee
    • 2000-03: Commander Naval Air Forces, Coronado, CA
  • Honors & Achievements
    • • 3-Time US National Rugby Champion -- 2002, 2006, 2010
    • 2001-09: All-Marine Corps Rugby Player
    • 2000-03: Represented the Commander of the Naval Air Force at Top level Planning Conferences in the Pentagon, JTFCOM, CENTCOM, PACOM
    • 2000: All-Marine Corps Wrestling Team -- Olympic Trials
    • 1993-97: U.S. Naval Academy Class President

  • Name: Ryan Gallop
  • Title: Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • College: University of Delaware -- Bachelors, Health & Exercise Sciences, 2003
  • Experience
    • Years Playing Rugby: 13
    • Clubs
      • • East Hampton H.S.
      • • University of Delaware
      • • Montauk RFC 7s
      • • Old Mission Bay Athletic Club Rugby (San Diego)
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with 8 years experience working with USA Rugby and NFL players, Olympians and Action Sports athletes.

  • Name: Alan Ozdamar
  • Title: Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Certifications: CSCS, NASM, RKC
  • Experience
    • 2012-Present: EZIA Human Performance

  • Name: Paul Goulding
  • Title: Performance Analyst
  • Education: Loughborough University
    • Bachelors: Sports & Exercise Science, 2006
    • Masters: Marketing & Management, 2010
  • Experience
    • 2012-Present: Performance Analyst, Men's Eagles 15s
    • 2010-Present: Performance Analyst, Men's Eagles 7s
    • 2009-10: Asst. Performance Analyst, London Wasps (UK)

  • Name: Sarah Sall
  • Title: Massage Therapist
  • Education
    • University of Delaware
    • Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
  • Experience
    • 2013-Present: Massage Therapist, Staff, Tiger 7s Rugby
    • 2013: Massage Therapist/Physio, Maccabiah US Rugby XV & 7s Team
    • 2008-Present: Massage Therapist, Medical Staff, USA Rugby
    • 2003: Massage Therapist, US Girls U19 team
    • 2003-Present: Massage Therapist; assisted with the following:
      • US Mens National 7s Team
      • U23 7s Team
      • NRU 7s Women's Rugby
      • EPRU Women's Rugby
      • Keystone Women's Rugby
      • Brandywine Men's and Women's Rugby
      • MARFU Women's Rugby
      • Belmont Shore R.F.C.
      • New York Women's Rugby
    • 2001-Present: Massage Therapist, Staff, Atlantis US 7s Rugby Team
  • Rugby Experience
    • 2008-10: Keystone Women's Rugby Team
    • 2001-10: Atlantis US 7s International Touring Side
    • 2002: MARFU XV, EPRU 7s
    • 2000-09: Brandywine Women's Rugby Team XV & 7s
    • 1995-2000: University of Delaware Women's Rugby Team
  • Coaching & Administrative Experience
    • 2004: EPRU Women's Coordinator
    • 2003-09: Founder & Tournament Director, Philadelphia Cheesesteak 7's
    • 2002: EPRU Girls High School Coordinator
    • 2001-07: Head Coach, Henderson Girls High School Rugby
    • 2000-03: Delaware Rugby Foundation Board

  • Name: Karen Fong Donoghue
  • Title: Academic Advisor
  • Education
    • Undergraduate: University of California, Davis -- Bachelors, 2002
    • Graduate: Chapman University -- Masters, School Counseling Credential, 2010
  • Professional Experience
    • 2012-Present: Education and Sports Writer, Rugby Magazine
    • 2012-Present: Academic Advisor, USA Rugby High School All-Americans
    • 2009-Present: Professional College Admissions Consultant
    • 2009-Present: USA Rugby Referee
  • Rugby Experience
    • 2002: USA Rugby National U23 Team
    • 2000: USA Rugby Collegiate All-American
    • 1997-2002: University of California, Davis Women's Rugby
    • • Various All-Star Representative Teams (NorCal Grizzlies, SoCal Griffins)