David Wesley Briley
Place of birth:
San Diego, California
All forwards except hooker, tight-head prop; Fighting Kelp scrum half.
Summary of rugby career:
First Started Playing Where:
Clubs represented and Years:
Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Southern California RFU (1974-1980)
Pacific Coast RFU (1975-1980)
PCRFU Juniors - Assistant (1986-1990)
No of Caps (if applicable):
No of International Matches (if applicable):
Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Vancouver - UCLA (1973)
England - UCLA (1974)
East Coast - Cougars (1976)
Scotland & Ireland - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1978)
Australia & Fiji - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1979)
USSR, Italy, England & Wales - Bay Area Touring Side (BATS) (1979)
Wales & Scotland - Santa Monica Rugby Club- Coach (1988)
Western Canada - PCRFU Jrs. - Assistant Coach (1989)
Awards and Recognition:
Most Valuable Forward, Inter Territorial Tournament (1980)
Listed on the Monterey National Tournament All-Time Team
Listed on USARFU All-Time Team (1974-1999)
UCLA Rugby Hall-of-Fame
Santa Monica Rugby Club Hall-of-Fame (2005)
Impact rugby had on your life:
Rugby allowed me to fulfill my athletic goals, to travel, and to have kickass fun on and off the field with like-minded sportsmen.
Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Brad Andrews – by demanding more effort from us than we were giving,
especially when the time was right to shift the momentum of the match.
What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
Envision how the three basic principles of the game (go forward, support, pressure) relates to improving and defining your own play.
Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Wife - Kellie Flanagan
Daughter - Clara Briley
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Playing the ukulele, dancing with my wife, playing badminton with Clara, hiking/biking/kayaking/fishing in the Sierras, sculpting.
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