Frank Graziano has been the Head Women's Rugby Coach at Castleton since 2016.
Graziano came to Castleton after an impressive and innovative 16-year career as the head coach of the Division I women’s rugby program at Eastern Illinois. During his career, he had an impressive 122-31 record for a .797 winning percentage, with a 104-19 mark as a certified Division I program. Graziano was instrumental in Eastern Illinois becoming the first official NCAA Division I women’s rugby team in 2012. He also coached the first-ever NCAA sanctioned women’s rugby contest, between his Panthers and West Chester, in 2007. Graziano posted a winning record in 14 of his 16 seasons, including four undefeated seasons and five more with just a single loss.
Graziano is the first coach for the Castleton women’s rugby program since it became varsity.
Prior to Eastern Illinois, Graziano served as an assistant coach for the Women’s National Team U-23 program, and was National Event Coordinator and Collegiate Director for the USA Rugby organization. He also created the women’s rugby team at his alma mater back in 1995 as Clemson recorded a 21-4 record its first two seasons. He also had a 91-38-4 record with the Clemson men’s squad from 1992-1997.
Graziano is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a civil engineering emphasis.
B.S., Clemson University