Head Coach Edward Tubridy comes to the Huskies by way of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC, where he has recently coached the backs after incurring an injury while playing Fly Half. Coach Ed 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 will be a great addition to the NU rugby program
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.
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.
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.