Coaches

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Jamie Green

Head Coach

Jamie Green comes to the Huskies from perennial high school power St. Johns Prep of Danvers. During his four years as head coach, the Eagles achieved four undefeated seasons, and won the D1 New England High School Championship. Jamie comes from the English rugby culture, served in the British Royal Marines, trained in the Scottish Rugby coaching models, played for both the Royal Navy U21s and the University of Wales; is a teacher at Malden High School, and captained Boston’s Mystic River Rugby Club for four years.

Coach Green can be reached via email at: j.green@neu.edu

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Greg Bruce

Assistant and Head 7’s Coach

Greg Bruce’s rugby experiences began at Southern Connecticut State University, where he played three years and was named captain of the side his senior year.  He went on to play for the Boston Irish Wolfhounds in 2001 and received their ‘2nd XV Player of the Year’ award that season. He then started for their 1st XV that following spring and helped the team win their Division I National Championships in 2003 and 2004. Greg played all four years at the Super League level with the club from 2007-2010 and was awarded the ‘Player of the Year’ award and ‘Player’s Player of the Year’ award in 2008.  Additionally, he has represented the New England Selects and the Northeast Select Side team at the National All-Star Championships on multiple occasions.

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Adam Zilcoski

Assistant Coach

Adam Zilcoski’s rugby experiences stem from Penn State University’s program where he spent four years playing and two years as club president. As club president he organized tours, assisted in the administration of team events, coordinated travel, and directed all off-field rugby activities. In 2007 Mr. Zilcoski helped create the Belmont High School Rugby Club (Massachusetts).  In six seasons of competition Belmont High has traveled to Argentina, won the Division 2 state championship and been promoted to Division 1. He is a certified IRB referee and an active member of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds.

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Dave Wedge

Developmental Coach

Dave Wedge played for NURFC as a two-year starter at flanker after three seasons at second row.  He started on two Beanpot, one Beast of the East, and one DII, Northeast championship team while at Northeastern. Since graduating from Northeastern, Dave Wedge has worked for an environmental consulting and remediation firm as well as taught high school for two years. He’s currently responsible for managing all aspects of life support, animal care, and collection for the New England Aquarium’s wet lab and related exhibits. As a scientific diver for the aquarium he is current in advanced first aid including O2, AED and CPR.  He has been coaching the rookies for the past four years and is a USA Rugby level-1 certified coach.