David Long, in his second year as an English and theology teacher, also serves as the coach of the revitalized rugby team. Coach Long played rugby in high school at St. Gregory’s Academy in Pennsylvania. At St. Gregory’s, Long played fullback and was a three time state champion.
After high school, Long attended Christendom College in Front Royal, Va. At Christendom, Long helped start a rugby team in 2007. There he played outside center and was a team captain during his senior year.
After college, Coach Long commissioned in the Marines. He became an infantry officer and led a platoon in Afghanistan. Coach Long is still currently in the reserves. Long then worked for Corporate America before arriving at Benedictine as an english teacher, theology teacher, and head coach of the rugby team.
Coach also helped his brother start ProRome Tours LLC. ProRome Tours is a business that provides people with educational summer programs or pilgrimages throughout Europe.