Find out a little more about our in house coaches below and stay tuned for updates on the exciting guest coaches we plan to add to our camps.


Michael Stewart

Micky started playing rugby at the age of 6 at a club called "Wharfedale" in the North of England. During his playing career Micky captained both his club and school teams, played for Yorkshire county and progressed to play for the North of England before moving to Seattle in 2001 to play for Old Puget Sound Beach in the Super league.

After settling in Fall City with his wife, Megan, Micky began coaching for the Eastside Lions youth team when his son, Aidan, began to play for the U9’s team. Since then Micky has progressed through the age groups coaching Aidan’s team with Coaches Liz and Marie and they now coach the Mountain Lions U14 team together.

This year Micky has also helped out with the Washington rep side the “Loggers” at the U14 level.


Liz Kirk

Liz Kirk is currently on the coaching staffs of the U14 Mountain Lions, the Loggers U14’s as well as the Seattle Saracens women’s side. Her 24 year playing experience began in Albany, NY, extended to Portland, OR, and ended in Seattle with the Seattle Breakers. Liz played every front row position throughout her career and captained several sides including the Northwest and West Coast select sides. As a prop, she competed in two World Cups and earned 23 caps for the US Women’s National Team. Liz’s coaching experience spans club level to select side, to the US U23 Women’s National Team, to forward/scrum coach for the US Women’s National Team. Outside of rugby, Liz is the Associate Director of the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington.


Marie Hahler

Marie Hahler is a former lock and number 8 who played for the Seattle Breakers   for 15 years. Her playing career was highlighted by consistent representation on the Northwest select side (the Loggers), the West Coast select side (the Grizzlies), and the US Women’s National Team. Marie was a leader on every team, whether as captain, selector or mentor, and enjoyed tours through New Zealand, Japan, Great Britain and Canada. She is currently on the coaching staff of the U14 Mountain Lions and part of the college of coaches for the U14 Loggers.

Dear Coach Micky,
We just got the news that I made the EIRA Midwest All-Star team. I would like to thank you for the fantastic coaching that I received from you and Coach Liz and Coach Marie. Without you none of this would have been possible. I was able to play scrumhalf, number 8, flanker, and inside center because you gave me the confidence to play anything. I would like to thank you again for helping me become the well rounded rugby player I am today.
— John