Yale Rugby Release
Yale Rugby is delighted to announce that Craig Wilson will become the Men’s Head Coach whilst continuing in his role as Women’s Head Coach. For the last four years, former head coach and Director of Yale Rugby, Greg McWilliams has worked closely with Wilson. McWilliams has accepted the role of Head Coach for the Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York (RUNY) but will continue his involvement with Yale Rugby as Technical Advisor.
Wilson, who has a Masters in Performance Coaching and is a World Rugby Level Three Coach, joined Yale Rugby in 2015 as Women’s Head Coach, and in 2016 also took on the role of Men’s Assistant Coach. Outside of Yale, Wilson is a coach with USA National Age-Grade teams where his role is to help create future USA Eagles. He has also supported the Women’s National Team as a performance analyst. Before joining Yale, he worked with the Hong Kong Rugby Union for six years. Wilson has also coached the India National Team at both XV’s and sevens.
As a player, Wilson was internationally capped for the Hong Kong National Team and has represented professional academies Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints. He has also played in both the Scottish and Hong Kong premiership.
“I am excited and honored to be named Yale Men’s and Women’s Head Coach and to lead both programs. It has been a privilege working with Yale Rugby and I look forward to building on the strong foundation that Greg has created with this program. I wish Greg all the best in his new role with Rugby United New York and I am pleased he will remain with the program as Technical Advisor,” said Wilson.
Yale Rugby would like to thank Greg McWilliams for establishing a highly competitive and respected program both on and off the field. Craig’s experience with both the men’s and women’s teams and his strong relationships with the student-athletes, alumni, parents and the Yale administration will ensure Yale Rugby will continue to excel.