Name: Chris Dublinski
Years of Experience: 14
Club Affiliations: Naperville Warriors, University of Arizona, SoCal Griffins
Position(s): Flanker, Eight
Personal Bio: Chris began his rugby career with the Naperville Warriors his senior year of high school during the program’s infancy. After graduation he went on to the University of Arizona where he had the privilege of playing for one of the longest tenured collegiate rugby programs in the nation, and legendary head coach W.D. Sitton. Chris held several positions with the Wildcats including club president and team captain. During his tenure Arizona was a fixture in the top 25 of the national rankings. After his final season, Chris was selected to represent the Southern California Conference and compete in the annual All-American trials. He has played internationally, touring to both Australia and New Zealand. While on tour Chris trained with the coaching staffs from both Queensland and Auckland Universities. He began his coaching career in 2009 returning to the Warriors.
Name: Steve Taft
Years of Experience: 35
Club Affiliations: Western Illinois University, Chicago Lions RFC
Position(s): Scrum, Center
Personal Bio: Steve began his rugby career playing for Western Illinois, captaining the side for two seasons. After graduation he went on to play competitively 10 more years for the Chicago Lions. Steve was chosen for both the Illinois Selects in college and the CARFU Select Side during his career, also playing for the Men’s National Championship with the Lions twice. He has toured several times internationally playing in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Steve began his coaching career with the Naperville Warriors in 2009 when he introduced his sons to rugby.
Name: Pat Caulfield
Years of Experience: 10
Club Affiliations: Naperville Warriors, Northern Illinois, Chicago Blaze RFC
Position(s): Scrum, Fly
Personal Bio: Pat began his playing career with the Warriors as a freshman at Naperville Central, and has since been named captain of every club he has been a member. He is currently finishing his chiropractic degree and playing for both the Chicago Blaze 15’s and 7’s sides. This is his second year coaching the Warriors.
Name: Garret Jackson
Years of Experience: 8
Club Affiliations: Northern Illinois, Chicago Blaze RFC
Position(s): Scrum, Wing
Personal Bio: Coming Soon
Name: Bob McHugh
Years of Experience: 30
Club Affiliations: South Side Irish RFC
Position(s): Center, Wing
Personal Bio: Bob started his playing career with the South Side Irish after attending University of Illinois. He comes to the Warriors via the Downers Grove Renegades after the club folded in 2016. Bob was part of the staff to help DGR win the Rugby Illinois state title in 2014. This is his second year coaching with the Warriors.
Name: Joe Savina
Years of Experience: 12
Club Affiliations: Naperville Warriors
Position(s): Flanker
Personal Bio: Coming Soon