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Kevin Battle, Director of Rugby Operations, Team Manager

Kevin Battle brings on board two decades of vast experience across just about every level of American rugby.  

He will smooth the club’s entry to Major League Rugby as a high-calibre rugby operations expert and team manager.  

Battle was team manager for the USA Eagles at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups and is a strong investment in Californian rugby intellect.  

He has been running the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy since 2009 and joining the progressive MLR ranks follows his assistant coach role with the Sacramento Express in the single season of PRO Rugby in 2016.   

A former fullback-winger with Santa Barbara, his myriad coaching, managerial and administrative posts have included, since 2012, the role of Commissioner at USA Rugby, College D1-A.  

“One of the most exciting pieces is getting to establish our own culture and policies as the Giltinis from a clean slate in a city like Los Angeles,” Battle said.   

Position Director of Rugby Operations, Team Manager
Age 46
Hometown Santa Barbara, California
Professional Clubs Sacramento Express (Coach)
National Teams USA Eagles (2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup Team Manager)