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|Birth name||Gavin Denis Hickie|
|Date of birth||24 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||15 st 7 lb (100 kg)|
|School||St. Mary's College, Dublin|
|University||University College Dublin|
|Occupation(s)||U.S. Naval Academy Head Coach; |
Dartmouth College Head Coach;
USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans Head Coach;
Author of Rugby Revealed
|Rugby union career|
Gavin Hickie born 24 April 1980 is the head coach and director of rugby for the U.S. Naval Academy and the USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans National Team. He is a professional rugby coach and also works at LineoutCoach.com
Hickie was the head coach of the Dartmouth College rugby team 2012 to 2017, following the departure of former Dartmouth head coach Alex Magleby to coach the US national rugby sevens team. Formerly, Hickie was the forwards coach of Belmont Shore Rugby Club, and the head coach of Wilson High School, Long Beach, California. He has previously coached USA U20s to the Junior World Trophy title in 2012 and the USA U20s in the Junior World Championship 2013. Hickie also coached USA in the America Rugby Championship in 2012 along with Leicester Tigers Academy and St. Mary's College Rugby Club. He currently coaches the men's rugby team at the United States Naval Academy.
Hickie is also a rugby analyst and writer, contributing frequently to rugby websites, newspapers, magazines, podcasts and radio shows, including the Stu, Tiffany & Jimbo Show on KCAL-FM. He currently writes for RugbyToday, The Rugby Site and his own website, LineoutCoach.co.
In September 2015 Hickie became an author, when Bloomsbury Publishing published his book Rugby Revealed. Written with co-author Eilidh Donaldson, Rugby Revealed features advice from over 100 top players and coaches in the professional game. Rugby Revealed is currently the best-selling rugby book on Amazon.com.
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Rugby Revealed goes to the Barbarians Rugby Charitable Trust.
Hickie was educated in St Marys College and University College Dublin and went on to play for Ireland Schools, U19, U21, A Level and 7's.
Hickie played as a hooker. Hickie played professional rugby for Leinster, helping Leinster win the inaugural Celtic League in 2001. Hickie also played with the London Irish RFC and Worcester Warriors. Hickie played with the Leicester Tigers helping the team win the Guinness Premiership in 2007. His career ended after a missed tackle on Jason Robinson resulted in an injury to his infraspinatus and supraspinatus muscles which would later end his career.
Hickie captained Ireland 7's and represented Leicester Tigers and St. Mary's College in 7's rugby.
- Hickie, Gavin. "Gavin Hickie profile page". Living Rugby. Retrieved 2012. Check date values in:
- Hickie, Gavin. "Living Rugby". Living Rugby. Retrieved 2012. Check date values in:
- Jarlath Regan (10 January 2016). "Gavin Hickie". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (121 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 22 January 2016.