Bernard Jackman is the head coach at FC Grenoble in France and has been with the club in a variety of roles since 2012. During his time with the club, they have been promoted from Pro D2 to the Top 14 to where they now have the 4th best attack in the league. Considering the club’s available budget and access to national players, this is a considerable achievement.
His professional playing career include 9 caps with Ireland and 4 with Ireland A, along with stints with Leinster, Connacht and Sale. He played under coaches such as Declan Kidney, Warren Gatland, Michael Cheika, Alan Gaffney to name a few.
Stuart Lierich is a specialist kicking coach from Australia and comes from an Aussie Rules background. After a semi-professional playing career, he began coaching with a VFL team and really connected with the process. With a keen interest in Kick/Catch, Stu then found himself in Rugby Union and Rugby League after moving to Brisbane 15 years ago. He’s now with the NEC Green Rockets Rugby in Japan’s Top League and was recently appointed as the Account Manager Aus/NZ for Coach Logic.
Longomatch (mentioned in the episode) - http://bit.ly/2kNIbao
Scott Allen is the assistant coach for the Wallaroos, the Australian Women’s Rugby team, and is currently in the midst of their 2017 WRWC campaign preparations, which will take place in Ireland during August. He’s had previous senior coaching roles with the University of Queensland and was also a prominent analyst on The Roar website and Green and Gold Podcast.
Dr. Wade Gilbert holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics, and education and has taught and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA, and Fresno State. He has more than 20 years of experience in conducting applied research with coaches around the world spanning all competitive levels, from youth leagues to the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. He is widely published, including his recent book Coaching Better Every Season (Human Kinetics) and is frequently invited to speak at national and international events. Gilbert is Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal and is a regular contributor to coaching seminars for Olympic and national team coaches in the United States and Canada.
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Nathan Parnham is a Sydney-based S&C coach whose goal is to inspire others to achieve their personal best and aims to positively impact his athletes’ lives everyday that he goes into work.
He is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Newington College in Sydney, which is a member of the GPS, where he oversees the programming for senior rugby.
In this episode, we discuss how Nathan and his S&C staff at Newington College embrace the LTAD model when it comes to physically preparing their high school rugby players - who are also multi-sport athletes - from grade 7 through to 12.
Ray is the PRO Rugby San Diego Head Coach and originally hails from Ireland where he developed his rugby at Cresent College School and Young Munsters RFC. He then moved to England to attend Loughborough University where he continued playing but also coached the University’s women’s side. After university he returned to Ireland and began working for the IRFU and Munster as an S&C coach, and later as an Elite Player Development Coach. He has had coaching roles with Munster and Ireland underage and senior teams and began coaching Belmont Shore RFC when he moved to the US with his wife. He now heads up PRO San Diego and is also involved with the Eagle Selects.
Along with being married with 3 boys, Luke Gross is the Head Coach of the Sacramento Express PRO Rugby Team and took that position on after 7 years working for USA Rugby in numerous roles. Luke arrived relatively late to rugby, at age 24, after a university basketball career, and went on to be awarded 62 caps for the USA, which included 3 World Cups and a 12 year professional career in Europe.
John Lavery is the Rugby Canada U19 forwards coach and has had numerous roles coaching both men and women. Whether it’s high school, university, senior club, age-grade regional, national and senior women, Lav’s made some great contributions to the game over the past 10 years.
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John Alder hails from Gloucester, UK and comes from a rugby family who passionately support the Cherry & Whites. John was a junior international player, Gloucester academy member and then played senior rugby at the Exeter Chiefs before being forced to retire young, at 23, following a niggling shoulder injury. John has since established himself as an international coach developer who brings experience in crafting and delivering leadership and learning solutions to coaches and sport organisations around the world. He worked extensively with New Zealand Rugby League and, during that time, completed a PhD in High Performance Sport Management with a particular focus upon culture-driven leadership and change. John is currently the Talent & Performance Coaching Manager at sports coach UK.
NSSU-ICCE Coach Developer Programmes:
Kieran Crowley was born and raised in Taranaki, New Zealand where he played 200 first class games for that province. He was an All Black between 1983-1991 and lifted the very first Webb Ellis Cup in 1987. He has coached professionally since 1998, which involved 9 years with Taranaki, including 2 with New Zealand’s u-20, and then 8 years with the Canadian men’s side. He has recently relocated to Treviso in Italy to take on the head coaching role at Benetton Rugby.
Dr. Starrett is the author of the New York Times bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard, which has revolutionized how coaches, athletes, and everyday humans approach movement and athletic performance. He is a co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit and the website MobilityWOD.com, where he shares his innovative approach to movement, mechanics, and mobility. He travels around the world teaching his wildly popular Movement & Mobility Course and works with elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, and has also worked with a number of professional rugby clubs, including the Harlequins. He believes that every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.