Head Coach (15's and 7's)
A native of Montana, Chuck has lived in the Chicago area since 1993. He is a member of the Lincoln Park RFC. His rugby career began in 1989 at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. This followed collegiate football at the University of Montana. He is a Level III rugby coach certified by USA Rugby. His previous clubs include Thunderbird Kachinas RFC (Glendale, AZ), Stanford University RFC, and ORSU RFC (Portland, OR). Overseas tours include France, Andorra and Spain in 1992, and Ireland in 1996 and 1998, Cuba in 2003 and Argentina in 2005. He played in the 1994 Div. II National Championship in Austin, TX. His coaching influences have been Jack Johnson (CMR), Franck Boivert, (Stanford University), Matt Rainey, (ORSU), and Al Czervik. He works for Oracle, Inc. Chuck and his wife Nancy moved to Evanston so that he can devote even more time to the team.
Coach (15's and 7's)
Jim Hebson has been involved with NU Rugby for almost as long as the club has existed. He was captain in 1985, when Northwestern took second in the Big 10, its highest placement to date. Jim subsequently played in Dublin, Ireland, with Old Wesley RFC, and with the Chicago Griffins. He currently serves as the chief cheerleader for the club. Jim probably has the largest collection of Northwestern Rugby swag on the planet, and he is proud of the fact that he ran his first Zulu before all of the current players were born.
The coaching staff of Northwestern Men's Rugby are passionate volunteers who dedicate their time to help hard working young men excel at the game of rugby. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help the coaching staff in any way, please feel free to email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.