Coaching Staff

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY / HEAD COACH

Neal Seideman

Head Coach Staples High School Rugby, President and Head Coach Westport PAL Rugby.

Husband to Michelle. Father to Alexandra, Samuel and Benjamen. Member of collegiate rugby club, Washington University in St. Louis, 1987/8 to 1991.

Member of CT Yankees Men's rugby Club, 1992 to present. 2004 Men's D2 National Champion

GIRLS HEAD COACH

Jane Kim

Jane is a USA Rugby Level 200 certified coach and is excited to be a part of Staples girls rugby. Jane started her rugby career at Harvard (Radcliffe), and participated in the the team's first appearance at the National Championships in 1996, where she was named an All-American. Her career continued with the selection in 1997 for the inaugural US Women's U-23 team, representing the junior Eagles in a test match vs. Canada as well as at the Inter-Territorial Tournament. She continued her rugby career at New York Rugby Football Club before retiring and enjoying the occasional participation in low-stakes Sevens tournaments.

Jane strongly believes in the physical, social and mental health benefits of girls playing team sports, specifically in a sport such as rugby that appreciates a variety of athletic skills and strategic decision-making. She also believes in paying forward the life-long benefits that she has received from the rugby community.

Jane resides in Westport with her husband and two daughters.

BOYS JV COACH

Jack Corcoran

Jack graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Exercises Science, Specialist in Human Performance at Southern Connecticut State University. He is a Personal Trainer at the Edge Fitness Clubs (Fairfield CT)

He has played rugby for over 13 year, since 2006 and has played for multiple teams including Fairfield Prep, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven Men's Rugby Club & Fairfield Yankees Rugby Club.

Jack was Rugby Coach at Fairfield College Preparatory Sophomore team in 2016. In addition he was Strength and Conditioning Coach for Fairfield Prep from 2015-2016

A.T.C., L.A.T. – ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Corey Iamonico

Corey is certified with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is licensed through the state of Connecticut. She graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Upon graduation Corey worked for Forme Rehabilitation in New York where she was contracted to Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Mount Vernon, & New Rochelle High Schools. She returned to Connecticut in 2009, worked for Innovative Health & Rehabilitation, and covered New Canaan Youth Football, Staples High School in the winter, and worked in the clinic setting during the spring and summer. She is entering her 7th year as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Staples High School. She is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practioner. Corey is originally from Hartsdale, New York and currently lives in Bridgeport.