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Sep 9

With You! Rugby Podcast – Kevin O’Brien





Show Notes

0:30: Brian introduces Kevin O’Brien, coach of the USA Women’s team that won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 1991.

0:45: Kevin talks about his upbringing and history with sports and rugby.

3:05: What were some of your favorite memories from your college days at Saint Mary’s?

4:35: What did you think when Beantown Women’s Rugby asked you to be their coach?

6:35: Kevin talks about what it was like to transition from player to coach.

8:50: What were your fondest memories from your victorious 1991 World Cup and what made that winning team so special?

9:55: “Rugby can be played by all, and should be played by all.”

11:10: Tell us about some of the other teams you have coached over the years.

14:00: Do you have a favorite level of play to coach?

16:45: Kevin talks about some of the players he has enjoyed coaching over the years.

19:40: Tell us about your position as a World Rugby educator.

22:10: What makes rugby such a special game?

23:30: What’s your proudest accomplishment in your career?

24:30: What does it mean to you to be inducted into the US Rugby Hall of Fame?

Wrap Up

In this episode of the WithYou! Rugby Podcast, we heard from Kevin O’Brien, USA Women’s Coach and winning coach of the 1991 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Soon to be inducted into the US Rugby Foundation’s Hall of Fame, Kevin has had a profound effect on both the evolution of women’s rugby and on the sport as a whole.