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Rugby Coaching Staff

Head Rugby Coach Dan Arbeznik '00

Dan Arbeznik '00 serves as head rugby coach and is a Latin teacher in the Languages Department. 

He founded the rugby program in 2005 and has served as the head coach for the past 15 years. The "A-side" has gone to the State Final Four in 14 of the previous 15 seasons, winning State Championships in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. An avid traveler, Arbeznik has used rugby to connect his players with the rest of the world.  The team toured Ireland in 2015, Texas in 2016, France in 2017, and South Africa in 2018.

Arbeznik is a member of the class of 2000 from Saint Ignatius High School.  He went on to major in Classical Languages and French at Xavier University where he graduated in 2004.  Arbeznik received his Masters in Education from John Carroll University in 2009. 

Arbeznik has been married to his wife, Ellen, for the past ten years and they have three children, Cassie (6), Michael (3), and Benjamin (1).

Dan Arbeznik '00

Dan Arbeznik '00

Assistant Coaches


Connor Fitzpatrick '94 – Assistant Coach   

Brian White '92 –Assistant Coach      

Nick DiPietro '06 – Assistant Coach 

Tadaaki Hatta – Assistant Coach 

Joe Zawodny – Assistant Coach 

Kevin Snider '12 - Assistant Coach 

Developmental / U16:                         

Tony Vegh '73 – Head Coach 

Dan Guion '96 – Assistant Coach 

Conor Mathews '10 – Assistant Coach 

Connor McCoy '13 - Assistant Coach  


Title: Head Coach

High School: Saint Ignatius '00

College: Xavier '04

Coaching Experience: 13 years

State Championships: 5 (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)