John has played and coached rugby union and league to a national team level in 3 different countries. His focus is now sport psychology and performance consulting and has worked as both a coach and sports psychologist at Rugby World Cups and Olympics. John knows athletes have to maximize every opportunity the game presents them, and he approaches his relationships with this in mind.
John is a clinical associate professional within the Kineseology and Nutrition department at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
"I bring playing and coaching experience from union and league, up to national team levels in three countries. I have had successes, suffered setbacks and changed roles from playing to coaching, and now sport psychology and performance consulting. I take my professional life seriously, but myself not so much. I’ve learned over time there’s more to rugby than rugby and more to life than rugby. I’m comfortable between the lines working in and around the field as I am outside them in an office, online, or a classroom. I know athletes have to maximize every opportunity the game presents them, and I approach my relationships with this in mind."