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Rugby ..... More Than a Sport

Our coaches are tasked to work within the NU Athletic Departments – Coach as an Educator Model. They teach skills, develop 3 panels of rugby players, and provide game strategy. In addition they provide leadership development through example and teaching to the team, captains and NURFC executive board.

As rugby has grown at NU we have become a large organization that is multifaceted and quite professional in many ways, thus we need to insure professionalism within our coaching ranks working within the philosophies of the university.

Eddie Tubridy

Head Coach

Eddie Tubridy has been the head coach for NU Rugby since 2014. Prior to this he ……

In 2015 he won the ECRC Coach of the Year Award, well deserved recognition for Coach Eddie’s hard work and determination in just his second year of coaching the Maddogs.

Alexander Miccio

Forwards' Coach

Coach Miccio attended Stonehill College from 1999-2003 where he first started playing rugby and helped lead the Chieftains to 2 USARugby Collegiate D3 Championship games his Junior and Senior years. He credits then Head Coach Derek Jenesky for instilling in him the passion and love for the game that he carries with him to this day. After graduation, Coach Miccio began playing with the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC, going to a Division 3 National Championship and 2 Division 1 National Championships as well as playing in the USARugby Superleague as well as the American Rugby Premiership, and holding the office of Club President with BIWRFC from 2013-2016. Coach Miccio also had brief stints with the Albany Knickerbockers RFC in Albany NY(2007), as well as the Boca Raton Buccaneers(2008). He retired from playing in 2016.
Coach Miccio previously coached Stonehill colleges men and women’s teams as an assistant from 2003-2006. His focus is on creating a dynamic forward pack that is dominant in all phases, but especially in set piece fundamentals, and offensive and defensive continuity. He also boasts the best beard in the Liberty Conference.

Chris Frazier

Backs' Coach