Coaching StaffIncluding Consulting Team

  

Olympic Head Coach Lydon

Kevin has been the coach of the Stallions Olympic 7's Rugby program since 2013. He joined the club as a member of the Stallions inaugural middle school side in 2008. In his Stallions career, as a high school player, he owned the distinction of having started every varsity match the club played. He also also represented the Rugby Illinois All-State team, the Tornados, for four years. He was a USA Rugby High School All-American in 2011. In 2012, he was the Stallions first player to earn an athletic scholarship, attending Division 1A powerhouse Davenport University. At Davenport, Kevin earned starting positions on their 15's and Olympic style sides, as well as being named to the D1A Mid-South All-Conference team. He was elected to be Davenport's team captain for their 2016 competitive season.

Kevin has led the Stallions Olympic program to Illinois High School State Championships in 2014 and 2015 and is also a regular contributor to the Stallions Leadership Academy. He is a 2012 graduate of Conant High School.  

Athletico Physical Therapy

The Arlington Stallions organization is delighted to have the proactive support of Athletico Physical Therapy. Not only are they the official physical therapy partner to each of Chicago’s professional sports teams, they’re also committed to making sure a certified athletic trainer is in attendance at every Stallions’ competitive match. Athletico’s Certified Athletic Trainers prepare our rugby athletes and provide coverage throughout the entire match – keeping them healthy and able to do what they do best.

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Stallions Team Consultants

Dr. Brian Moss

Stallions Team Consultant Dr. Brian Moss
Sports Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Moss specializes in sports related injury and surgery. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Michigan State University. Following residency, he fulfilled a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine in San Diego, Ca, where he participated in the care of a variety of elite athletes including; NFL San Diego Chargers, U.S. Men's 7s Rugby, and ESPN X-Games among many others. Dr. Moss enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities. He enjoys the excitement of live game coverage, in addition to the clinic and surgical settings.

Dr. Moss practices at Orthopedic Associates in Arlington Heights along with Dr. Tom Kim and Dr. Ed Sladek. If he is not on the Stallions' Sidelines, you may reach him at 847-593-5511.

Dr. Matthew Monson

Matthew Monson

Dr. Monson began his Rugby career while in the Marine Reserve at the age of 18. While attending the University of Iowa he played Rugby and was selected to the All Marine team in 2003. He played for a Combined Service Team on two international tours in 2004 and 2006. Matthew accepted a scholarship to play Rugby at Palmer College from 2004-2008 where he received a doctorate in chiropractic. He continued playing Rugby on a tour to Ireland in 2009, and went into semi-retirement from playing in 2010.

Dr. Monson currently operates his own practice, Hawkeye Chiropractic in Arlington Heights and enjoys running marathons, traveling and coaching the sport of Rugby.

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