Men's National Teams

Coaches & Staff

  • Name: Mike Tolkin
  • Title: Head Coach

  • Name: Justin Fitzpatrick
  • Title: Forwards Coach

  • Name: Phil Bailey
  • Title: Defense Coach

  • Name: Dave Williams
  • Title: Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Name: Chris O'Brien
  • Title: Kicking & Special Teams Coach; Asst. Video Analyst

  • Name: Paul Goulding
  • Title: Performance Analyst

  • Name: Richard Quincy
  • Title: Physio

  • Name: Zach Vyhananek
  • Title: Physio

  • Name: Sarah Sall
  • Title: Massage Therapist

  • Name: Tristan Lewis
  • Title: Team Manager


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Coaching Staff

Mike Tolkin

Head Coach, Men’s Fifteens

Residence: New York City, NY

College: St. John’s University, Fordham University 

Head Coach of USA Rugby Men’s 15s since: February 2012

Previous USA Rugby coaching positions: National team defensive coach, 2009-2011; USA A Head Coach, 2008; US Under-19 Team backs coach, 1992-1995 and 1998-2002

Tony Smeeth - Assistant Coach
Dan Payne - Assistant Coach
Dave Williams - Assistant Coach
Derek Dowling - Assistant Coach
Chris O'Brien - Kicking Coach
Paul Goulding - Video Analyst
Kristen Douhan - Physiotherapist
Mike Fox - Physiotherapist
Sarah Sall - Massage Therapist
Mark Scholl - Doctor
Tristan Lewis - Manager

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Resources for Administrators

  • USA Rugby Youth and HS Manual
  • Presentation for School Administrators/Athletic Directors
  • Rookie Rugby


Resources for Coaches and Referees

  • Safety Document
    • USA Rugby's Lightning Policy
    • Medical and Safety Guide
    • Enhancing Safety in Youth
  • Rookie Rugby
  • Rookie Rugby Practice Plans - COMING SOON!
  • Olympic Rugby Practice Plans - COMING SOON!


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