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Women's+ Team

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Head Coach Katherine (Kat) Aversano (she/her/they) is a World Rugby L2 Certified Coach, Certified World Rugby Educator, and a PCA Double-Goal Coach. Before joining Howard in 2021, she coached NOVA Women's Rugby 15s from 2017-2021, Head Coach of 15s and 7s teams at Fort Hunt Rugby from 2014-2021, various adult and high school select sides, and featured at selection camps and clinics. 

Coach Aversano is a graduate of Howard Law and the University of Mary Washington where she began playing rugby in 2000.


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Assistant Coach Leandria (Lele) Antes (she/her) is a USA Rugby Certified Coach and also a current player for NOVA Womens’s D1 Program. She is a long term Scrum-half (center at heart) for various clubs but primarily Miami WRFC and Florida HPP. Coach Lele joined the staff in 2023 and is beyond excited to encourage diversity, inclusion and passion for a game she learned to love.

Antes is a veteran of the US Army and collegiate graduate of Florida International University where she became an Engineer and began playing rugby in 2011.


Men's Team


Head Coach Tito Miranda (he/him) is a World Rugby L1 Certified Coach. Coach Miranda has been the Old Glory DC U20 Academy coach since its inception. He is also the assistant backs coach for Fort Hunt Rugby and since 2017, he has also specialized as a kicking coach. 


Coach Miranda is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University where he began playing rugby in 2013.

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Assistant Coach Vince Rapposelli (he/him) - Information to be added soon.


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Assistant Coach Kimmon (MacGyver) Williams (she/her) is a USA Rugby Certified Coach and also a current NOVA Women's Division I athlete. She is a long-time prop for NOVA Women's Rugby Club, playing DI, DII, and DIII senior club rugby. Coach Williams joined Howard Rugby Club in 2023 and states that she is "eager to inspire equity, commitment, and community, within rugby all while centering joy."

Williams is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she began playing rugby in 2006. 



Assistant Coach Katie (Sully) Sullivan (she/her) is a World Rugby L1 Certified Coach. Coach Sullivan is the current NOVA D2 Coach and has previously coached at the University of Scranton, before residing in D.C. She was a long-time prop for NOVA Women's Rugby Club. Among her many accolades, Sullivan helped propel NOVA to a Division I 15s National Championship in 2019.  

Sullivan is a graduate of Penn State University and began playing rugby in 2010 in Ireland.


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