James Willocks, Head Coach

  • Head Coach, Dartmouth College, 2017 - Present
  • Head Coach, Penn State, 2017 (Varsity Cup Semi-Finals)
  • Assistant Coach, USA Rugby Men's Collegiate All-American Team, 2016 - present
  • Dartmouth Assistant Coach, 2013 - 2016
  • Dartmouth Football Strength & Conditioning Coach, 2013 - 2016
  • 5x Ivy League XV/7s Championship
  • From Balclutha, New Zealand
  • University of Otago (B.A. in Exercise & Sports Science and Exercise Prescription)
  • Worked with the Otago ITM Cup rugby team in New Zealand
  • Played Premier Level Rugby with the Alhambra Union Rugby Club
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Justin Goonan, Assistant Coach

  • Assistant Coach, Dartmouth College, 2017-Present
  • Owner, Universal Sports & Conditioning 2008-Present
  • USA Eagles Strength & Conditioning Coach 2018-Present
  • USA U-20s Strength & Conditioning Coach 2010-Present
  • Head Coach, Spring Hill College, 2014-2017
  • MS, Strength & Conditioning, University of Greenwich 2014
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University 2005


Ben Schuler, Athletic Trainer

  • Head Athletic Trainer for Dartmouth College Men’s and Women’s Rugby programs, 2011-Present
  • USA Men's Falcons Physiotherapist, 2018
  • Dartmouth College Baseball Athletic Trainer, 2011-2012
  • Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Troy University, 2009-2011
  • MS, Sports and Fitness Management, Troy University, 2011
  • BS, Health Sciences-Athletic Training, University of Central Florida, 2009

Coaching Legacy

International, professional coaches have been calling Hanover home for many generations.

The DRFC was one of the first colleges to raise coaching standards beginning in the late 70s: 

  • Geoff Mould, “Invincible Australia Schoolboys of 77-78”
  • Rudy Smith, Moseley Coach, UK
  • Guy Smith, Ponsonby Coach, NZ
  • Nigel Topping, Cambridge, UK
  • Dale Atkins, NZ Black Ferns, NZ Maori, Canterbury
  • Mark and Gary Williams, Wales / USA Eagles
  • Brian Hightower, USA Eagles
  • Stu Krohn, Hong Kong 
  • Brian Calder, NZ Club
  • Wayne Young ’72, Hawaii
  • Alex Magleby '00, USA Sevens National Team Head Coach, USA Rugby General Manager - Rugby, USA Sevens Eagle Captain
  • Gavin Hickie, USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans Coach