Billy Stewart ’12 of Major League Rugby joins coaching staff

WARWICK, RI (March 1, 2024) – Jamal Gomes ’91, Athletic Director, is pleased to announce the addition of Billy Stewart ’12 to Bishop Hendricken’s Rugby coaching staff. Stewart is a 2012 alumnus and retired Major League Rugby (MLR) player. He will serve as an assistant coach overseeing forwards and will join the team this season.

An accomplished rugby player, Stewart began playing professionally in the MLR for the New Orleans Gold in 2018. Over six seasons, he compiled over 1,600 minutes in playing time, carried the ball over 70 times for 315 meters, made 1 linebreak, 3 tackle breaks, and made 93 tackles. Stewart retired following the 2023 season, and Phil Humphrey, Bishop Hendricken’s Head Coach, called on him to help coach the team.

“I’m really excited to be offered this position because it’s an opportunity to give back to the club that first gave me my love for the game,” said Stewart. “It’s nice to have had a career that’s come full circle like this.” 

Following graduation, Stewart attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he played in the Deep South Rugby Conference. He helped Tulane win the 2014 Battleship Championship. During his sophomore year, Stewart began playing with New Orleans Rugby Football Club. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2016, and in the same year, played for NOLA in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals. 

At Hendricken, Stewart was a three-sport, three-season athlete. He played football, wrestling, and rugby.


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