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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  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


     -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 

Facebook Group: Canton Area High School Rugby

Instagram: cantonhsrugby

Twitter: @CantonHSRugby

2018 Spring Matches

Practice Times & Locations


Dates TBD

Hall of Fame Fitness Center

2700 Roberts Ave NW

Canton, OH 44709


March @ Crenshaw Park

Beginning in March 2019

Every Tuesday and Thursday


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


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

Chad Menegay

Head Coach

USA Rugby Level 300 Certified Coach

Coached at Kent State University

     Master of Arts in Teaching at Kent State University

Former Assistant Coach for Canton Men's 15s

Former Assistant Coach for Canton HS 15s

2nd Generation Canton Maddog

     (Chad's son, Tylor, is a 3rd Generation Canton Maddog)

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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