Greg McWilliams                                                                               Director of Rugby / Men's Head Coach:                   greg.mcwilliams@yale.edu / +1 203.909.2458.          

From the province of Leinster in Ireland, Greg was educated at St Michael's College, UCD, PCD & Trinity College Dublin, holding a head coach's (stage 4) accreditation from the I.R.F.U and a Level 300 badge by USA Rugby. Before joining Yale Rugby in August 2014, he was a business and geography teacher for 13 years. As a player, Greg represented Ireland at Collegiate level. 

-Director of Rugby, St Michaels College, 2006-2007                                                                   -Head coach of St Michael's College Senior 1st XV 2007-2010.                                                   -Winner of the Leinster Schools senior cup in 2007 for the first time in the schools history.     -Irish Women's coach at the Women's Rugby World Cup in London 2010 and France 2014     -Winners of the Women's 6 Nations Championship 2013 for the 1st in the countries history.   -Coach with the Leinster Under 19's Men's squad from 2010-2014.                                             -USA Men's Collegiate All Americans coach May 2015-present. 

Craig Wilson                                                                                       Men's assistant coach / Womens Head coach:                     craig.r.wilson@yale.edu

Craig started playing rugby as a 5 year old at his local team, Oakham rugby club in England. As he progressed through the age groups, Craig represented Leicester Tigers Academy, Northampton Saints Academy and Scottish Exiles. In the senior ranks, he represented Heriots rugby club in Edinburgh Scotland.

In his early twenties, Craig traveled to Hong Kong where he worked for the Hong Kong Rugby Union. His roles included Head Coach of Hong Kong Scottish and roles within the national age-grade set-up. Craig has been part of two u20 World Rugby Trophies as a backs coach. Craig has been capped for Hong Kong and has coached India XV in the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifiers and India 7s in the Rio 2016 qualifiers. 

In 2015, Craig became the Head Coach of the Yale Women’s rugby team. 

Michael Sierra Arevalo

Assistant Coach / Freshman Mentor: michael.sierra-arevalo@yale.edu

Yale is delighted to welcome back graduate student, 'Grad Mike'. A former player  (Back 3) with the First XV and a prominent figure in building the program's culture, Michael with fulfill the role of assistant coach.  In that capacity he will be charged with looking after the Development XV and assist in all aspects of the program. Moreover, he will act as a mentor to the incoming freshman, making sure that they are smoothly integrated into the player pool and to Yale more broadly. 

This is an exciting new role for the program. If you are a freshmen, please feel free to reach out to Michael. We look forward to hearing from you.  

 

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Emil Johnson                                                                                     Head of Strength & Conditioning: emil.johnson@yale.edu

'This is a new segment of the Yale Rugby Program, and  it was introduced in January 2015, through the leadership of Tom Migdalski, Anthony Duke and the FYR board. In a short space of time, without doubt, the players have benefitted from their efforts. Having the Yale Rugby players participating in the varsity gym is big for the program. It gives rugby an exciting space within Yale sports .'   GMcW-d.o.r

Emil brings experience and knowledge to the program. Having previously over seen the Yale Football strength and conditioning. This has added great value. The players at Yale rugby receive weekly programs, testing, and conditioning skills to improve their performance both on and off the field.

 

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 Anthony Simoes                                                                               Athletic Trainer asimoes64@gmail.com

Tony joins the Yale University Sports Medicine team as the Head Athletic Trainer for Rugby.  He has been practicing athletic training for six years, and he is also the Head Athletic Trainer for Shelton High School and a clinician with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists.  Tony earned his bachelor of science degree from Keene State College, and continued his education at Southern Connecticut State University in Exercise Science and Athletic Training.  He graduated with honors, and currently serves as a clinical instructor for the SCSU Athletic Training Education Program.  Tony completed sports medicine internships with NYU, SCSU, UNH, and KSC.  He has a strong rugby background, playing four years on the SCSU Rugby team and providing athletic training services for the New Haven Bulldogs Rugby team.  Tony is a Connecticut native, and a graduate of Bethel High School.

 

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David Kovacevic                                                                                 Team Doctor: david.kovacevic@yale.edu

David Kovacevic, MD, joined Yale Orthopaedics in 2015 after completing his clinical fellowship at Columbia University and the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine. As an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, he educates residents and fellows to be caring and diligent surgeons. He and his team place a priority of putting the patient first.

Dr. Kovacevic specializes in complex primary and revision shoulder and elbow repair, reconstruction, and replacement utilizing all-arthroscopic, arthroscopic-assisted, and open surgical techniques to relieve patients of their pain, restore their function, and improve quality of life. His personal mission is simple—he strives to provide compassionate, quality, world class care to adults, adolescents, and athletes at all levels who sustain injuries of the shoulder girdle, shoulder, and elbow. During his clinical fellowship, he was assistant team physician for the Rockland Boulders Professional Baseball Club and Columbia University athletics, and cared for athletes on the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club.

 

Tom Migdalski:                                                                                  Director of Club Sports: tom.migdalski@yale.edu

Tom has been the Director of Club Sports, Intramurals and the Outdoor Education Center at Yale since 1984. He holds a Master of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University in outdoor recreation, leisure studies and college teaching.