Men's National Teams

Coaches & Staff

  • Name: Mike Friday
  • Title: Head Coach
  • Experience
    • 2014-Present: Consultant, London Scottish FC
    • 2012-13: Head Coach, Kenya 7s National Team
    • 2002-06: Head Coach, England 7s National Team
  • Honors & Achievements
    • 2012-13: Improved Kenya 7s from 12th to 5th in one season
    • 2013: Coached Kenya 7s to 3rd place at IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens
    • 2006: Coached England 7s to medal at Commonwealth Games
    • 2002-06: 10-time Cup winner with England 7s--includes 4 consecutive Hong Kong Sevens Cups

  • Name: Chris Brown
  • Title: Assistant Coach

  • 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: 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)

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