WPRFC COACHES


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head Coach Charles "CJ" Cortalano

CJ has 19 years of playing and coaching experience in both Rugby Union and  Rugby League.   He started playing rugby at 17 years old for White Plains. In College he was a 2x college all-star and North East NRU select player.  In Men's Club Rugby he is a 4x Met Union Championship, played in 3 Sweet 16 National Playoffs, playing for White Plains, Old Blue, New York Rugby Club and Bayonne.   He has played in 3 Rugby League National Championship Finals, winning 2x and qualifying for the national playoffs 10 seasons while  playing for the New York Knights, Brooklyn Kings and the White Plains Wombats.  CJ has over 15 USA Rugby League National Team Caps and represented the USA in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.  In his first season as Head Coach for The White Plains War Pigs, he coached the club to a 5-3 record.


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Assistant Coach Michael Laczkowski

Michael Laczkowski began his Rugby playing career with the Buffalo Old Boys at 15. While in College he continued with Men’s Club Rugby with the Syracuse Chargers, Rochester Aardvarks, and Niagara Wasps(ORU) before following his older brother Bill to WPRFC in 1995.

A three time College All American and USA Rugby U25 team member has represented several local and territorial union sides. 16 caps with the USA Classic Eagles.

Coached the Greenwich OGRCC U14 team to the Northeast middle school championship 2016 and the national runner up in 2017.

Has returned to WPRFC because of his love for the club, and he Bleeds Blue!