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Joe Cox

Our Coaches and Support Team

Coach Riel du Toit

CEO - NCOS Falcons

Head Coach (High School)

Riel loves the sport of rugby and the impact it has on young lives. He coaches because he wants to teach kids and students to love the sport. He is dedicated to growing the sport in the USA so that the Eagles can become a major impact on world rugby. He founded the Falcons as the first youth club in Northern Colorado Springs in 2008 and has coaching experience at every level from 6-year olds through college teams. He is a level 200 certified coach.




  • 5 TRY youth rugby seasons with an average 92% win rate

  • 2017 JV 7s Champions


  • 2018 Varsity 7s 3rd place


  • 2018 High School Varsity Div 2 State Champions

  • 3 Playoff appearances for the College NSCRO division


  • Colorado All-state Junior Varsity coach in 2017


  • Colorado All-state Varsity coach in 2018

Riel du Toit

Youth/TRY Coaching Staff

  • Riel du Toit - High School Head Coach

  • Tom McKinney - TRY Coach

  • Leslie Soileau - TRY Coach

Leslie Soileau

Leslie Soileau


TRY Coach

Operations and Support Staff

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor 

Colorado Rugby Referee

  • USA Rugby Referee & Falcons Referee representative

  • Falcons Disciplinary committee member 

  • Level 1 Officiating certification with USA Rugby

  • TRY Referee & High School (15s & 7s) Assistant Referee since 2018

Nicole Brashears

Athletic Trainer


Nicole founded Sideline Sports Medicine in Colorado, in 2018. She recognized a need in the community for medical care for various sporting events and athletes. Nicole earned her Master of Sciences in Sports Medicine from The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Nicole has worked as an Athletic Trainer in the sport of rugby for five years. She has been the primary medical provider for high school and collegiate level teams, as well as working as one of the many athletic trainers for Rugby Colorado since 2016. Full time, Nicole works as the Head Athletic Trainer at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, CO.

Nicole’s goal is to be an advocate for her patients’ best interests while providing compassionate and quality healthcare. She specializes in injury evaluations, concussion management, prevention and rehabilitative services.


  • Master’s degree in Sports Medicine

  • Head Athletic Trainer at a DIII University: 2018-present

  • NCOS Falcons Athletic Trainer 2018-present

  • UCCS Club Sports Athletic Trainer: 2016-2018

  • Fountain Valley High School Head Athletic Trainer: 2015-2016

  • US Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Volunteer

  • Athletic Trainer for various Organizations

  • The DOD: Warrior Games

  • USA Wrestling

  • USA Volleyball

  • USA Roller Sports

  • USA Golf Association

  • USA Boxing

  • NHL: Anaheim Ducks Athletic

  • Adrenaline Lacrosse

  • Sandstorm Lacrosse

  • American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Instructor

  • Alpine Patroller for The National Ski Patrol

Nicole Brashears

Albert Kleynhans 

Falcons Operations: Marketing & Sponsors

Albert Kleynhans
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