Wales Tour Staff

CLARK 1. Jack Clark ...Head Coach and General Manager ... took charge of the US National Team in June 1993 after guiding the University All-American program from its birth in 1987 ... after operating his first National Team training camp in October 1993, Clark steered the Eagles to a narrow 26-22 loss to then-world champion Australia ... in 1994 Clark's charges missed qualifying for the World Cup by a single try, and traveled overseas, to Ireland, for the first time since the Eagles went to Australia in 1990 ... his 1995 edition posted the first-ever US victory over Canada on Canadian soil ... 1996 opened with a close loss to Ireland, 25-18, in Marietta, Georgia ... his US team finished second in the springtime Pacific Rim competition, and a narrow third in September's Pan American Championship, failing to become the unbeaten titlists by just nine points ... finished 4-6 on the year ... has logged a 7-15 test-match record, but ten of these losses have been decided by a try or less ... as General Manager, has secured unprecedented sponsorship, significantly boosting player compensation levels ... since 1984 head coach at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has piled up nine national championships in twelve years ... as a lock forward, capped for the US and appeared for an Overseas XV in 1980 in Cardiff, Wales, before a career-ending injury

US RUGBY TEAM HOME 2. Michael de Jong ... Team Manager ... 1996 saw Michael begin as Assistant Manager of the US National Team, backing up the long-serving Ed Schram ... following Schram's retirement, Mike became Manager of the US squad ... also serves as coach of the Denver Barbarians, traditionally a Western RFU power and founding members of the American Premier League that is to debut in March 1997 ... coached the "White" squad at December's US National Team trials match ... a Western RFU Selector and Convenor of Selectors for the Collegiate All-American program ... as a player, Mike totaled 9 caps at flyhalf, including two at the 1991 World Cup ... Mike is the owner-operator of a Denver travel agency

3. Dan Porter ... Assistant Coach

4. Eddie O'Sullivan ... Assistant Coach

5. Warren King, MD ... Physician

6. Ed Ayub ... Physiotherapist

7. Don Meek ... Event Manager

8. Scott Compton ... Event Coordinator / Media Relations

9. Kurt Oeler ... Media Relations

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