Head Coach Edward Tubridy comes to the Huskies by way of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC, where he has recently coached the backs. Coach Eddie comes from Ireland, where he played for Young Munster and also in the All Ireland League. He has also coached at The Institute of Technology Tralee, where he received an honors degree in Adapted Physical Education. Coach Ed comes from the Irish rugby culture and is a great factor in the NU rugby program.
Assistant Coach / Forwards Coach
Alex Miccio was a 4-year starter at D3 Stonehill College, where he lead the Stonehill Squad to 2 New England Championships and 2 East Coast Championships his junior and senior years. From Stonehill, Alex went on to play for the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC, going to both a men’s D3 National Championship in 2005 as well as a men’s D1 National Championship in 2011. Alex was also the assistant coach for both Stonehill’s Men’s and Women’s rugby teams from 2003-2005. Alex has also played with the Albany Knickerbockers (2006) and the Boca Raton Buccaneers (2008). Returning to Boston in 2008, Alex became very involved with the executive committee at the Wolfhounds, serving as Social Secretary, Vice President, and was President of the Wolfhounds from 2012-2015, the longest tenured President in club history. Alex is looking forward to continuing the great rugby tradition at Northeastern and is eager to instill his disciplined and technique driven approach to forward play.
Assistant Coach / Backs Coach
Bob Carroll’s rugby career began with Haverford Rugby Club while in high school. He then continued his rugby experience as a four-year starter at Catholic and 1 year as club president. Bob helped CUA rugby advance to finishing top 4 four in MARFU in 2006. In the summer of 2006 Bob selected as a 7s MARFU collegiate all-star in summer of 2006 and received “top back” award in 2008 with CUA rugby. Bob also has experience in the men’s division playing with Philly-Whitemarsh Rugby playing both 15s and 7s. Bob’s involvement with Northeastern Rugby began in fall season of 2013. He is employed as a financial advisor with an RIA in Boston, McAdam LLC.
Assistant Coach / Defense Coach
John McTaggart is a former All-State lacrosse and football player from Longmeadow Massachusetts. John attended the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) earning a Bachelors of Science in Physical education and Specializing in Sports Management. Directly after college John worked as a fitness instructor in Venice Beach California studying the art and science of progressive physical fitness training and in strength acquisition training. He has been teaching Physical Education (K-12) and Adaptive Physical Education for the past 19 years.
John has been coaching since he was 18 years old, starting his career at Longmeadow lacrosse camp working. John earned his Masters of Education from Cambridge College and is currently the Sports Director at John D. Runkle School in Brookline, where he teaches Physical Education. Over his coaching career, John has demonstrated his ability to win championships in a variety of athletic disciplines including Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball. He is currently the Defensive coordinator at the Brookline High School and defense coach for the Brookline High School rugby team.