Men's National Teams

Coaches & Staff

  • Name: Mike Tolkin
  • Title: Head Coach
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  • College: St. John's University, Fordham University
  • Experience
    • 2009-11: Defensive Coach, USA National Team
    • 2008: Head Coach, USA 'A' Team
    • 1992-95, 1998-2002: Backs Coach, USA U19 Team

  • Name: Billy Millard
  • Title: Asst. Coach (Backs)
  • Experience
    • 2011-13: Assistant Coach, Connacht Rugby (IRL)
    • 2009-11: Assistant Coach, Cardiff Blues (WAL)
    • 2006-08: Head Coach, Melbourne Rebels (Australian Rugby Championships)
    • 2006: Head Coach, Sydney University Rugby
    • 2005: Director of Rugby, Sydney University Rugby
    • 2002-05, 2008: Head Coach, Australia 7s
  • Honors & Achievements
    • 2010: Amlin Challenge Cup Champions with Cardiff Blues (WAL)
    • 2009: EDF Cup Champions with Cardiff Blues (WAL)
    • 2009: Heineken Cup Semi-Finalist with Cardiff Blues (WAL)
    • 2006: NSW Championship with Sydney University
    • 2005: NSW Championship with Sydney University

  • Name: Justin Fitzpatrick
  • Title: Asst. Coach (Forwards)
  • Coaching Experience
    • 2013-Present: Head Coach, Seattle Saracens
    • 2013-Present: Olympic Development Academy High Performance Director, Serevi Rugby
    • 2013: Collegiate All-Americans Forwards Coach, USA Rugby
    • 2011-13: Scrum Coach, Irish Rugby Football Union Women's National Team
    • 2010-12: Director of Rugby, Dungannon R.F.C.
    • 2009-10: Head Coach, Dungannon R.F.C.
  • Playing Experience
    • 2005-09, 2013: Prop, Ulster Rugby (IRL)
    • 2003-05: Prop, Castres Olympique (FRA)
    • 1998-2003: Prop, Ireland National Team -- 26 Caps
    • 1998-2003: Prop, Ulster Rugby (IRL)
    • 1995-98: Prop, London Irish (ENG)
  • Honors & Achievements
    • Director of Rugby, Dungannon R.F.C.
      • 2012: Foster Cup Winners
      • 2011, 2012: LisGannon Cup Winners
      • 2011, 2012: Ulster Senior League Winners
      • 2011: All-Ireland "Bateman" Cup Finalist
      • 2011: Foster Cup Finalist
      • 2011: Ulster Senior Cup Winners
      • 2010, 2011: Beatty Cup Winners
      • 2010, 2011: Kyle Cup Winners
      • • Formed the "Stevenson Sharks," a tag rugby team for children with special needs or a learning disability
      • • Coach Tutor on Level 1 (stage 3) & Level 2 (stage 4) IRFU Coaching Courses
      • • Presenter on Ulster Branch coach education workshops
    • Professional Rugby Player
      • 2006-07: Selection to Barbarians F.C.
      • 2006: Celtic League Champion
      • 2003: Sud Radio French Challenge Cup Winner
      • 2001: Founding Member of Irish Rugby Union Players' Association
      • 2001: All-Ireland League Winner
      • 1999: Heineken Cup Champion with Ulster Rugby (IRL)

  • Name: Phil Bailey
  • Title: Asst. Coach

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

  • Name: Chris O'Brien
  • Title: Kicking Coach

  • 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: Richard Quincy
  • Title: Physio

  • Name: Zach Vyhananek
  • Title: Physio

  • 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: 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

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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Resources for Parents

 

Resources for Everyone

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