NCCP- Level 1, High Five - Sport
John has been involved in rugby since 1981, playing at Centennial CVI in Guelph, University of Guelph, as well as Forest City RFC in London, and the Toronto Welsh RFC. Primarily playing as a tight-five forward (1/4), John retired in 2002. He has been coaching since 1999 at various levels at Crescent School (1999-2002) and Holy Trinity School (2002 to present). He became involved with the Aurora Barbarians in 2009 and has coached at the U8, U10, and U12 levels. Instilling the love of the game to his family members, his daughters Megan and Sarah play for the U15 and U12 teams respectively.
Qualifications: Introduction to Competition
Bio: Steve has been coaching rugby for a number of years. Currently the head coach of the Senior Boys at Sutton District High School, Steve draws on his experience to help teach the game of rugby. In 2013 Steve also added on the role of coach of our U-14 Boys 7’s team and they had a strong season under his guidance.
John is currently the head coach of the St. Theresa of Lisieux Lions and has been a coach with the Aurora Barbarians since 2008. All of John’s sons have played for the Barbs including his youngest who he currently coach. Along with coaching Rugby, John has been coaching minor hockey in Aurora for years.
Health and Physical Education Teacher - 26 years
Department Head and Athletic Director of St. Theresa High School
Coached high school sports for 29 years
Coaching high school rugby for 12