Patrick Whalen (Coach P) Rugby Experience:
Former elite level rugby player (20+ years at all levels of the game) and an accomplished World Rugby Level-2 Coach totaling more than 30 years of rugby experience. As a player and coach, he has been involved in all levels of rugby both domestically and internationally. He played collegiate, men’s club, territorial touring sides, US junior and senior player, and professionally in the UK and Ireland. He has coached youth age, high school, collegiate, men’s club side, and high-performance travel squads.
Coaches all positions and specialize in team core skill development, set piece, attack, defensive systems, tackling and breakdown specific skills and technique development. Coaching Philosophy: To promote the development of players, in the context of expanding athletic ability, teamwork, and character. I strive to enable an environment for individual players to play as a team to the highest level of rugby they are capable of. Provide an opportunity for players to train hard, play hard, and experience an exciting high-performance atmosphere I believe in consistently reinforcing the fundamentals, essential core skills, general principals of play, and decision making in pressure situations.
As Wasatch Coach:
|Wasatch Boys DII Championships||Wasatch Girls Championships|
|2019 Spring 15s State Runners Up||2019 5th Place D1 HS National Championships|
|2018 Spring 15s State Champions||2019 Spring 15s State Runners Up|
|2017 Fall 7s State Runners Up||2018 Spring 15s State Runners Up|
|2017 Spring 15s State Bowl Champions||2018 Fall 7s State Runners Up|
|2016 Fall 7s State Champions||2016 Fall 7s State Champions|
|2016 Spring 15s State Plate Champions||2015 Spring 15s State Champions|
|2015 Spring 15s State Champions||2017 7s State Champions Wasatch u14 girls|
|2015 Fall 7s State Champions|
Coach Whalen is also the Utah HS All-State Coach with National Championship wins for both Boys and Girls Teams:
|2018 RCT-Boise- HS All-State 15s Girls Champions -undefeated and outscored opponents 146-39||2018 Penn Mutual – National HS Girls 7s Champions -undefeated and outscored opponents 225–41
View match: 2018 Utah Cannibals National 7s Champions!
|2018 Las Vegas 7s HS Boys Champions||2017 Penn Mutual – National HS Girls 7s Champions|
|2016 RCT–HS All-State 15s Girls National Champions||2014, 2015 RCT-HS All-State 15s Boys National Champions|