Gavin Hickie

Director of Rugby


Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Coach Hickie arrived at the Naval Academy in August 2017 from Dartmouth College where he spent the previous five years as head coach, winning the Ivy League XVs and 7s championship each year under his leadeship. Before his time at Dartmouth, Gavin lived in Southern California coaching Belmont Shore mens team and Woodrow Wilson Classical High School.  

A dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, Coach Hickie was a professional rugby player for over ten years, representing Leinster, London Irish, Worcester and Leicester Tigers and is the author of best-selling book, Rugby Revealed.




Rugby Honors:

- Pro14 Champions with Leinster

- Premiership Champions with Leicester Tigers

- Capped for Ireland at U19s, U21s, A and 7s level

- Captain of Ireland U19s and 7s

- Leicester Tigers Academy Coach

- Wilson High School Head Coach

     - Southern California High School Champions 2011

- Belmont Shore Assistant Coach

     - Undefeated season 15-0 D1A National Champions 2012

- Dartmouth College Head Coach 2012 - 2017

- USA Rugby Junior All-americans (u20s) Assistant Coach 2012 - 2014

     - USA Rugby Junior All-americans (u20s) Junior World Trophy Champions 2012

- USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans Assistant Coach 2014

- USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach 2015 - 2018

- Head Coach of USCD Camp 2013 - 2017