Old Glory DC Announces 2021 Coaching Staff

Old Glory DC and Andrew Douglas announce the team’s coaching staff for the 2021 Major League Rugby season.

Toshi Palamo returns as assistant coach and Coach Douglas adds Callum Gibbins to the 2021 coaching armory to assist with training throughout the season.  Mark Dixon will lead the Strength and Conditioning training for a roster of 36 players. He will be assisted by Matt Bales who returns as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

John Manson, Darran Coleman, Nicholas Purvis, and Medstar’s Meghan Wilkinson return to Old Glory and support the squad during the 2021 MLR campaign.

Announced in Fall of 2020, all Old Glory Academy staff will return and continue to work in 2021 to develop high school boy and girl rugby players at The St. James and Segra Field.

The full list of staff who will be joining Douglas in the MLR includes many rugby locals from the DMV. The list is as follows:



Head Coach

Andrew Douglas

Assistant Coach

Toshi Palamo

Assistant Coach

Callum Gibbins

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Mark Dixon

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Matt Bales

Sports Scientist

Nicholas Purvis

Rugby Operations Manager

John Manson

Team Manager

Darran Coleman

Medstar Athletic Trainer

Meghan Wilkinson

U19 Girls Academy Coach

Brianna Kim

U19 Boys Academy Coaches

Togamau Fanueli

Mike Fletcher

Joey Tropea