Canton Area High School

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High School A-Side

MAR 19 vs Youngstown 3:00pm

APR 3 vs Copley 6:45pm

APR 7 @ St. Ignatius 7:30pm

APR 23 @ Coventry 2:00pm

APR 30 @ Lakewood 3:00pm

MAY 7 @ Medina 1:00pm

MAY 14 vs St. Ignatius 1:00 pm

U16 Side

MAR 26 @ Perrysburg U16 3:00pm

APR 2 vs Parma U16 1:00pm

APR 7 @ St. Ignatius U16 6:15pm

APR 12 vs Lake Catholic U16 7:00pm

MAY 7 @ Medina U16 2:15pm

MAY 12 @ Black Pirate U16 7:00pm

The Canton Area High School Rugby team is now forming and always looking for new players from local high schools for the 2017 season. We currently have 2 teams (High School and U16) consisting of players from Stark, Summit, and Tuscarawas counties. The team has been competing in the Northeast Ohio High School Rugby League since 2008 and will be looking to win the Rugby Ohio DII State Championship this season. 

Parents, if you are interested in being involved with the team, please email Coach Menegay at Chad.Menegay@towpathtrailhigh.org.  The Canton Area HS coaches could use extra help with the following:

     -Recruiting Coordinator

     -Retention Coordinator

     -Touch Judges

     -Social Coordinator

     -Press Secretary

     -Travel Secretary

     -Fundraising Coordinator

     -Statistician

     -Film Coordinator

 

 "As school administrators and parents search for more wallet-friendly alternatives to traditional, cost-prohibitive sports programs such as football and baseball, they've increasingly found one in rugby. The Northeast Ohio Rugby League's boys division currently consists of 28 teams and 20 unique programs. Most of the teams draw students from one school while others attract students from multiple schools to form a community team."     -HighSchoolSports.Net

 

For more information about joining, please email PlayRugby@CantonRugby.com 

Facebook Group: Canton Area High School Rugby

Instagram: cantonhsrugby

Twitter: @CantonHSRugby

2018 Spring Matches

Practice Times & Locations

2019 WINTER SESSIONS:

Monday 01/21 - 2pm-3:30pm (MLK Day)
Friday 02/08 - 8pm-10pm

  • Meeting 9:30pm - 10pm

Monday 02/18 - 1:30pm-3:30pm (Prez Day)
Friday 02/22 - 8pm-9:30pm
Sunday 03/03 - 10am-11:30am
Friday 03/08 - 8pm-9:30pm
Sunday 03/17 - 10am-11:30am

 

Hall of Fame Fitness Center

2700 Roberts Ave NW

Canton, OH 44709

 

 

2019 SPRING PRACTICES 

March @ Crenshaw Park

Beginning in March 2019

Every Tuesday and Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

 

Crenshaw Park

1460 Sherrick Rd SE

Canton, OH 44707

 

April & May @ WEIS PARK

Tues & Thurs: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Weis Park

Northwest of Market Ave N & 25th St NW

Canton, OH 44709

 

 

2019 SUMMER 7s PRACTICES

Dates are TBD

 

Weis Park

Northwest of Market Ave N & 25th St NW

Canton, OH 44709

 

When there are no high school practices available, high school players are welcome to join the Canton Men's team for the non-contact portions of their practices.

 

The Canton Men's team also practices at Weis Park from 6:00-7:30pm.

High School Coaches

Michael J. Sullivan ("Sully")

Cell: 216-346-5040
Email: sullivan1212@yahoo.com

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
Cleveland State University (2001)

COACH:

Certified thru USA Rugby (2016), Level 200

2017 (Spring): Co-Head Coach - Canton Men's Rugby Team, Canton Ohio
Midwest Union Championship D4 runner-up
2016 (Fall): Head Coach - Canton Men's Rugby Team, Canton Ohio
Undefeated in D4 League play
2016 (Summer): Coach - Canton High School 7's Team
State Tournament participants
Rock and Roll 7's (Cleveland) participants
2016 (Spring): Assistant Coach - Canton Men's Rugby Team
2015 (Spring/Fall): Assistant Coach - Canton Men's Rugby Team
2014 (Spring/Fall): Player/Assistant Coach - Canton Men's Rugby Team
Midwest Union Championships Final Four qualifier (Spring)
1998-2003 (Spring/Summer/Fall) : Player/Assistant Coach - Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Midwest Union Championships Elite Eight qualifier (2000-2002)
Midwest Union Championships Final Four qualifier (1999)
1996-1997 (Spring/Summer/Fall) :Player/Coach - Cleveland Area Touring Side (C.A.T.S.), Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Midwest Union Championships Elite Eight (1996)

PLAYER:

2011-2014 (Spring/Summer/Fall): Canton Men's Rugby Club
First XV (2011-2012)
Reserve (2013-2014)
2009 (Spring): Canton Men's Rugby Club, Canton Ohio (Severe knee injury suffered-1 yr rehabilitation required)
First XV (2009)
2008 (Spring): Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Reserve (2008)
1998-2005 (Spring/Summer/Fall): Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Captain (1998-2001)
First XV (1998-2005)
Midwest Union Championships Final Four qualifier (1999)
1993 (Fall) - 1997 (Spring/Summer/Fall) : Cleveland Area Touring Side (C.A.T.S.), Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Captain (1996)
First XV (1995-1997)
Second XV (1993-1994)
1991 (Fall) -1993 (Spring) Kent State University, Kent Ohio
First XV (1992-1993)
Second XV (1991-1992)

ADMINISTRATION:

2011-2016 (Spring/Summer/Fall): Senior Club Adviser - Canton Rugby Club, Canton Ohio
2002-2005 (Spring/Summer/Fall): Senior Club Adviser - Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
1998-1999 (Spring/Summer/Fall): Vice President - Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
Founding Member of Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club (1998)
1996-1997 (Spring/Summer/Fall): President - Cleveland Area Touring Side (C.A.T.S.), Cleveland Ohio (defunct)
1992 (Fall) -1993 (Spring): Field and Equipment Manager - Kent State Rugby Club, Kent Ohio

Head Coach of the Maddogs High School Rugby Team

Keegan Gillilan

Assistant Head Coach & Backs Coach

USA Rugby Level 200 Certified Coach

Head Coach of 15s & 7s at Kent State University (2014-2015)

President and Player Coach at KSU (2014-2016)

Member of Kent State University Men's RFC (2012-2016)

    Kent State University Men's Captain (2014)

     Bachelor of Exercise Science from Kent State University

Member of Canton Men's 7s (2012, 2014)

Member of Stark County HS Rugby (2012)

     Captain of Stark County HS 7s (2012)

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