USA Coach and Manager Andy Katoa has agreed to coach Granite Bay rugby for the 2014 and 2015 season. Andy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from playing football for the San Diego Chargers to playing rugby for the USA rugby team, to coaching and managing the USA Eagle 7's program. Andy is now coaching the Tonga National team and will be arriving in late November to start training the boys.
Also joining Andy this year are Sean Wanigasekera and Tyler Gagon. Sean was Captain of the Sri Lanka National team before heading to New Zealand to play rugby. Sean played at Central Washington before retiring and moving into coaching.
Tyler played 8 in Belgium 1st division for 3 years while serving in the Air Force in Europe. His playing experience has made his skills highly sought after as he still plays rugby today but "gives back" by coaching in his free time away from the Air Force.
Jason D will become Head Coach of the Varsity side and Spencer Ozzzzman will be taking the Head Coach spot for the JV side. Scuba Steve Peart comes back after 1 year off and will be helping the JV team.
Big Chris Miller, fresh from his honeymoon, closes out the coaching team this year and will be helping out the forward packs for the club.
"We are extremely excited to have all these talented coaches as part of our family, " said Mike Dumke, VP of Granite Bay rugby.