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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

David played rugby for 45 plus years, mostly in New Zealand. David was the San Diego Mustangs President as well as Director of Rugby for Torrey Pines.  He also previously sat on SCYR’s Member Council, on both the U8-U12 and Boys High School Competition Sub-Committees.

VICE PRESIDENT

Jason Divine is the Executive Director of Rugby NorCal and has been involved with rugby for over 25 years. Coach Divine formally coached at Sacramento State and Granite Bay. Coach Divine started playing rugby in high school at the Cougar Rugby Club and played wing with the USA U19s and at Sacramento State University.

TREASURER

Maggie Rouse is the President of Rugby Texas and CyFair Rugby Club.  Coach Rouse is a USA Level 200/WR Level 1 Coach.  Coach Rouse also assists with coaching the forwards for Team 5785.  Coach Rouse has been involved with youth sports for 20+ years, ranging from being a Football and Swim Coach to a Baseball Umpire.

SECRETARY

Mr. Downs is a business lawyer based in Washington DC.  He previously served as an advisor to a U.S. Senator and later at the Federal Trade Commission.  Mr. Downs received his law degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University.  He is a certified rugby referee.

YOUTH DIRECTOR, USA Rugby Board of Directors

Bill Stevens currently coaches Fort Wayne Men's Rugby Club.  Coach Stevens has passion for rugby and over 35 years of experience as a player and coach on a local, regional and international level and wish to help develop Youth Rugby to an elite level of operation.

AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE, USA Rugby

Owen Power is the current President of Utah Youth Rugby and Chief Financial Officer for Traco Manufacturing, Inc. in Orem, UT.

NOMINATIONS & DEI COMMITTEES, USA Rugby

Kat Aversano is a USA Level 300/ WR Level 2, and PCA Certified coach for NOVA WRFC and Fort Hunt Rugby. Coach Aversano is the Founder and Commissioner of the Chesapeake Rugby Conference (girls tackle) and the Girls Tackle Commissioner of Rugby Maryland. Coach Aversano is the Chair of both the Y&HS Nominations WG and the Girls Growth WG.

COMMUNITY LIAISON 

Dave Lyme is a USA Level 300/WR Level 2 Coach and USA Level 100/WR Level  1 Official.  Coach Lyme has been involved with Rugby for the last 47 years and is the current Vice President of Rugby Connecticut.  Coach Lyme is the Head Coach for Staples High School, Westport PAL Youth Rugby, Sacred Heart University and the Assistant Coach for NYAC D1 Men’s Team.

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