Director of Rugby (1st Year)
Josh re-joins Stanford as the Director of Rugby after working as an assistant coach from 2005-08. A native of Australia, he represented Australian Universities before moving to the USA. He continued to play domestically in the top club competitions and earned his international caps for the Philippine Volcanoes. While playing, Josh has held many different roles including working with USA Women’s Sevens Development Assistant Coach, UNCG Assistant Coach and Glendale Raptors Scrum Coach. He leaves his administrative role of Director of Coach Development with USA Rugby, where he focused on developing coaches at grass roots and elite levels.
Associate Head Coach (3rd Year)
Rob comes to Stanford with a long history in playing and coaching at the highest level. He played for ten years in the English Premiership with London Irish and the London Wasps, winning a European Heineken Cup Title. After finishing his playing days, he began coaching with the Wasps and Welsh U20 National Team. More recently, he spent two years in Japan coaching the Ricoh professional team. Last year Rob joined Stanford for three months during the heart of the season and had a huge impact. He now joins both teams and program full time.
Forwards Coach (8th Year)
Katrina has been an assistant coach on the women’s team since 2008. Her focus has been primarily with the forwards. She started playing rugby during her freshman year at Stanford and continued playing throughout her college years. She played on the Pacific Coach U-23 Pelicans and Pacific Coast Grizzlies regional select side teams for three years, and toured to England, Canada, and New Zealand with the USA U-23 National Team. More recently she played senior women’s club rugby with the Bay Area She Hawks and Berkeley All-Blues, and senior all-star rugby with the Pacific Coast Grizzlies. Currently, Katrina works as an attorney at a non-profit legal services organization.
Assistant Coach (2nd Year)
Tom graduated from Stanford in 1969, where he played rugby as a scrum half. He continued his rugby playing career for many years after in the Bay Area, including many seasons with the B.A.T.S. (Bay Area Touring Side). After earning a law degree, Tom has had a long and successful legal career, and is now semi-retired.
Head Athletic Trainer (2nd Year)
Kelly joins Stanford Rugby in her second season from San Jose State University, where she became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) while also working with the Spartan football team and other sports. On top of working with Stanford Rugby, Kelly is continuing her studies at San Jose State in the Graduate Athletic Training Program to pursue her Masters Degree.
Dr. Zack Vaughn
Team Physician (7th Year)
Originally from San Jose, California, Dr. Vaughn was previously a high-level soccer player competing with the USA National Soccer Team and was captain of the University of San Francisco Men’s Soccer Team. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed both his orthopedic surgery training and a fellowship in sports medicine at Stanford University. He is a specialist of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery and a full-time faculty member of the Stanford University department of Orthopedic surgery and has been a team physician for several local teams including Stanford University, and the San Francisco 49ers. He now also works with the Golden State Warriors.