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Executive and Administrative
Robin Reid President
Salty Thompson Director / Player Development
Sean O'Leary Coach and Player Development
Sean Duffy Player Identification
Southern California Northeast (NYC) Carolinas Heartland
Jeff Bonnett Matt Persanis Joe Carey Tim Kluempers
Scott Bracken Ski Bailey Patrick Cunningham Chris Geisert
Cameron Frater Dan Guzzino Danny Harlow John Watson
Jason McVeigh Dave Katz Cameron Hayes Jim Tate
Andrew Vanus Lara Vivolo Frank McKinney Eric Masterson
Liam Harnett Keith Killeen Brad Richard Andrew Baron
Brian Hudspeth Barry Tidd Justin Johnson
Kirk Swanner JG Van Graan Chris Lawler
Leanna Long (Manager) Robert Curry (Manager)
Mid Atlantic Midwest Florida
Robin Reid. Eddie Abel Greg Schor
Joe Freeman Michael Temple
Joe Kelly Greg Wood
Dale Roach Darrell Knowlton
Jean-Louis Moures Benny Mateialona
Strength & Conditioning Consultant
Robin Reid - President
Robin Reid is an entrepreneur who has been in the aviation industry for over 30 years. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Aircraft Charter Solutions, a successful international aviation business. In addition to his business interests, Robin has devoted much of his time and resources to furthering the efforts of youth rugby in the United States and Aircraft Charter Solutions saw an opportunity to further build upon the vision of Robin, Salty, and Michael, to see an internationally competitive USA rugby team. To realize this vision, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy will reach out to all USA Rugby eligible youth and provide them with worldwide coaching and training opportunities available to other nations with strong international age-grade rugby programs.
Salty Thompson - Director / Player Development
Head Coach USA HSAA 7s & 15s (2010 – 2018)
Consultant Coach University of Arizona (2010 - present)
Head Coach USA u20s (2008 – 2010)
Head Coach USA u19s (2003-2007)
Head Coach ASU 7s
Head Coach – Southern California Griffins 15s and 7s
Atlantis Sevens Coach
USA Rugby Eagle Fitness Coach (1996-1997)
A native of Northern Ireland, Salty began his rugby career at Regent House and was an Ulster U19 and U23 player. He completed an undergraduate degree in sports science at Loughborough University, England. Salty played rugby at Loughborough under coach Jim Greenwood and ran 400 meters in a team led by Sebastian Coe. After graduation Salty played for Nottingham in the English Premier League.
While studying for his Master’s at Arizona State, Salty began his United States rugby career as a player/coach. Salty returned to England where he taught and coached at Ratcliffe College. He continued to play rugby in the English Premier League and represented Northern Ireland at 400 meters.
Returning to the United States in 1986, Salty has coached Tempe RFC, Arizona State, Atlantis 7s, and the Southern California representative 15s and 7s programs. He has been involved with USA Rugby since 1996, was a coach educator in the USA Rugby coach education program from its inception, and a former IRB certified coach educator.
Sean O'Leary - Coach & Player Development
EIRA Coach & Player Development
Consultant Coach: Regis Jesuit HS
General Manager/Head Coach: Denver PRO Rugby (2015-2017)
Director of Rugby/Head Coach: University of Notre Dame (2007-2015)
Former USA Age Grade Coach & Manager
John Banarhall - Coach Consultant
Level 300 Coaching certification
Head Coach: Amoskeag U-19
Assistant Coach: USMA West Point Rugby
Has been involved with USA Rugby U-19/HSAA’s since 2004 in multiple roles locally and abroad.
Professional Career: 737 Captain Southwest Airlines
Sean Duffy - Player Identification
Head Coach- University of Arizona (2014-Present)
Scout- High School All Americans (2012-2017)
Manager- 2014 High School All Americans Tour of Argentina
Assistant Coach- Saint Joseph's University (2010-2014)
Commissioner- Keystone Rugby Conference (2011-2013)
Rugby Development Officer- USA Rugby (2010-2012)
Assistant Coach- Saint Joseph's Prepatory School (2010-2014)
As a scout and talent evaluator, Sean joins EIRA to help oversee player identification.
He has had an interesting pathway in rugby since his playing career was shortened by injuries. Sean has held numerous positions in rugby including coaching, marketing, grassroots development, television, talent evaluation and recruitment.
Sean served as manager for the 2014 HSAA tour of Argentina and is the Head Rugby Coach for the University of Arizona Wildcats.
Rachel Larson PhDc, CSCS - Strength & Conditioning Consultant
Rachel Larson received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and her Master’s degree in Human Movement and Sports Conditioning. She is currently completing her PhD in Health, Wellness and Human Performance. Rachel is an Instructor in the Exercise and Wellness program at Arizona State University, where she teaches human performance courses.
Rachel has been involved in the field of strength and conditioning for over 13 years and currently serves as the Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has been a fitness correspondent for News Channel 3 in Phoenix, Arizona and has made multiple appearances on their network. Throughout her career she has trained a myriad of athletes ranging from the high school to professional level. Recently, she has focused her work as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for CGCC Fire Academy while also working with Grand Canyon University Rugby and Tempe Rugby Clubs.