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.  

In his first season, he guided the Giltinis to a Major League Rugby title as a high-calibre rugby operations expert and team manager, where in 2022 will focus his energy and passion towards the next generation of LA Rugby players as Director of Youth, Development and Community Rugby.

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. 

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