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Martha Daines

  • Manager/architect of USA Rugby’s Women’s High-Performance Pathway

  • USA Rugby/World Rugby Coach Educator and Trainer (1999-present)

  • Director and Head Coach, USA U18s (2018-present)

  • Assistant Coach, Senior Women’s National Team (2015-2017)

  • Head Coach, USA U23s/USA”A”/Collegiate All-Americans

  • Head Coach, Metropolis Valkyries, Midwest Select Side, University of Minnesota (2000-2007), and Macalester College

  • US Women’s National Team Player

Martha’s positive energy, determination, dedication and commitment to excellence has made her a legacy in the rugby community. She fosters an environment where players and coaches understand the ‘why’ behind activities at training. When you know that your coach is always giving her best effort, it makes players want to give their best effort and showcase all that we have learned. (Kristin Zdanczewicz)

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