April 4, 2017
Houston Strikers Name Justin Fitzpatrick Head Coach
The Houston Strikers will be part of Major League Rugby next season. They announced last night that Justin Fitzpatrick, who is currently Director of Rugby for the Seattle Saracens, will become the new head coach of the team. The Seattle Saracens are also joining MLR.
Houston Strikers Release
Houston Strikers is proud to welcome Justin Fitzpatrick as their Head Coach.
Justin commenced his professional playing career at London-Irish (1994-1998). In 1998, he joined Ulster Rugby Official where he helped them to be the first Irish team to win the prestigious European Cup. In the same year, Justin was selected to play for Ireland. He spent a total of ten seasons with Ulster interrupted by two seasons with Castres Olympique Officiel. When he retired in 2010 from playing, Justin had amassed 26 Irish caps and a forward record of 156 Ulster caps.
Justin began his coaching career at Dungannon RFC and in 2013 moved to the Seattle Saracens helping both clubs to multiple league & cup triumphs. Justin was also an assistant coach for the USA Rugby Eagles helping them qualify for the 2015 World Cup.