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Patrick Thompson

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Patrick Thompson completed his third season with Ravens Rugby in 2018 and was named RSEQ and U SPORTS Coach of the Year for the campaign.

Thompson was named as the head coach of the Carleton Ravens Rugby team on March 2, 2016, becoming just the second head coach of the program since the Ravens switched from a club-level team to the U SPORTS level for the 2012 season.

Since Thompson’s arrival, the Ravens have gone 12-8-1 under his watch, narrowly missing out on the postseason in back-to-back campaigns.

Carleton posted its first winning season in program history in 2017, finishing the year with a 4-3 record, but ultimately coming up short at the end of the regular season on a playoff tiebreaker. This season, the Ravens had their best ever record at 5-2 and earned their first ever playoff berth.

Thompson led Carleton to a 3-3-1 record overall in 2016, guiding the team to a fifth-place finish, but missed the postseason on the basis of a tiebreaker against Montreal.

Thompson initially joined the Ravens women’s rugby coaching staff for their RSEQ and U SPORTS debut season, and had spent his first four years as the Defence/Backs Coach.

Thompson also serves as head coach of the the very successful St. Peter Catholic High School varsity girls team in Orleans. Thompson has guided the program to three consecutive city championships from 2013-2015. The Knights finished second at AAA/AAAA OFSAA (High School Provincial Championships) in 2015, and finished in 5th place in 2013 and 2014. From 2008-2010, Thompson coached the Eastern Ontario U16 Boys team where they would go on to capture gold at the Ontario Summer Games in 2010. Thompson has also served as a guest coach with the Ottawa Irish Rugby Club.

Thompson is a native of Ottawa, ON. He played university rugby at St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following his CIS playing career, Thompson continued to enjoy competing at the local club level before hanging up his cleats to pursue a coaching career.

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