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Meet the Coaches

The club proudly boasts top coaches renowned for their overseas experience and widespread respect in the global rugby community. Their international expertise elevates the team's performance, commanding admiration and setting a high standard for players and enthusiasts.

Colin O'Hare

Program Director

The Leinster-appointed coach is a highly experienced professional with strong sporting acumen which includes coach and player development, strategic change management and strategic planning. An energetic and innovative leader with excellent communication skills who is results-driven and committed to continuous high standards of performance. 

Bob Wilson

Back Line Coach

Forty-two years ago, Bob Wilson asked himself what he considered important in his career. He could only come up cooking and coaching. Wilson established one of the most successful club sports in Syracuse history and has led the Hammerheads to three straight first-place finishes in the Empire Rugby Conference.


David DeSalvia

Forwards Coach

David has been at the heart of the club for decades and is a highly respected member on and off the field. He is an expert in the 'dark arts' of the scrum and a lineout specialist. While at Syracuse he has continued to build his legacy as one of the great coaches in the Northeast. 

Matthew DePrimo

Strength Coach

Coach DePrimo is an invaluable asset to the club. His background as a rugby player in the army brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to our training sessions. More than just a coach, we admire and honor Coach DePrimo as a combat veteran, proud of his service and the resilience and discipline he brings to our team.

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