Coaches

Paul Keeler

Head Coach, Santa Clara University

  • Former Director of Rugby for SFGG
  • 3x Rugby Super League finalist  and 2 X NationalChampion Head Coach with SFGG
  • While At SFGG no less than 9 players were awarded international playing honors
  • Former USA A Head Coach
  • IRB level 3 Certified
  • International Rugby Academy of New Zealand High Performance Course graduate

Kevin Battle

Head Coach, Santa Barbara Rugby Academy

  • Commissioner at D1A Rugby
  • Director of Rugby at UC Santa Barbara (2000-2012)
  • Lead Gauchos to 5 Sweet 16 and 3 Elite 8 appearances
  • Lead Gauchos to the 2011 National Championship Game
  • Selector for Collegiate All-Americans
  • Competitions Director, US Rugby 7’s
  • Played in National Championship Game

JD Stephenson

Head Coach, Lindenwood University

  • Director of Rugby Operations at Lindenwood University
  • Lead Coach at USA Under 18’s National Team Camp in 2011 and 2012
  • Lead Coach at USA under 20’s National Team Camp in 2013
  • Played in the Scottish Hydro Premiership League in 2009
  • Played in the Serie B National Championships in Italy in 2010

Moses Similai

Resource Coach: Salty Thompson