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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Michael Derosier, Athletic Trainer

  • Associate Head Athletic Trainer for Dartmouth College
  • Head Athletic Trainer for Dartmouth College Men’s Rugby programs, 2018-Present
  • Head Athletic Trainer for Dartmouth College Football Program, 2007-2018
  • Athletic Trainer, Princeton University, 1998-2007
  • Athletic Trainer, Monmouth University, 1994-1998
  • MS, Education, Old Dominion University, 1994
  • BS, University of New Hampshire, 1991

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