2019 Touch World Cup Coaching Appointments

USA Touch would like to congratulate the following group for their appointments as coaches for the 2019 Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  We are excited to have these individuals committed to the next 2 years to grow our player base and work towards taking 7 teams to Malaysia.

With our High Performance Directors of our men’s and women’s programs taking the lead in the top teams, we would like to announce the following appointments:

Men’s Open Head Coach – OJ Hawea
Men’s Open Assistant Coach – Craig Martin
Women’s Open Head Coach – Adrian Witte
Mixed Open Head Coach – Tristan Mana
Men’s 30’s Head Coach – David Parker
Women’s 30’s Head Coach – Marc Sintes
Men’s 35’s Head Coach – Gary Harding
Men’s 40’s Head Coach – Tim O’Hara

The following events in 2017 will be opportunities to make oneself available for selection for any of these squads:

Portland, Oregon – 6/25/2017
New York, New York – 7/16/2017
San Francisco, California – 8/20/2017

Please visit the events page of the USA Touch website for information on these selection/filtering camps.

We are also taking applications for the Men’s 30’s Head Coaching position. ¬†Please contact OJ Hawea for details on this appointment

3 thoughts on ““2019 Touch World Cup Coaching Appointments”

  • Jimmy Carroll

    I would like to get some touch coaching material (drills, strategies, etc). Additionally, where can I find a Touch coaching clinic?

  • Jinnie Pratt


    My name is Jinnie Pratt and I’m sending this in hopes of reaching out to either Adrian White or Tristan Mana. I am a 26 year old female rugby player whom is interested in attending the World Cup on behalf of the United States. I participated at last year’s Touch Nationals in San Diego where I played alongside Lorna Campbell with the Houston Hurricanes. We played in the men’s over 30 bracket due to the struggle of finding additional female players. I am hoping to make an appearance at Nationals again this year to hopefully play in a Mixed squad. I just wanted to express my interested in potentially trying out for the squad and to introduce myself. I have been playing union rugby for over eight years with a focus on 7s. I have been playing touch competitively for the last three years.Touch rugby is something that I am passionate about. I would love the opportunity to represent my country at the Touch World Cup. I would be happy to send my Rugby CV over for your review as well as attend any camps or tryouts.


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