Mose Timoteo to Take Over as Head Coach of American Raptors

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Mose Timoteo to Take Over as Head Coach of American Raptors

Mose Timoteo will take over as head coach of the American Raptors for the remainder of the 2024 Super Rugby Americas season, effective immediately.

The 2022 U.S. Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame inductee returns to the Raptors after most recently serving as the backs and attack coach from 2021 to 2023.

Before moving into coaching, Timoteo put together an impressive career as a player in both the sevens and fifteens game.

On the sevens side, Timoteo appeared in 100 games for the United States Eagles and competed in the 2001 and 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens. He also totaled 28 appearances in iRB Sevens Series tournaments for the Eagles, notching 14 tries and 12 conversions on the circuit. From 2000 to 2006, Timoteo earned 32 fifteens caps as a scrumhalf, wing, and fullback, which included an appearance at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.

Timoteo’s rugby career began in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He moved to the United States to join the United States Army and continued his rugby career for Fort Drum RFC. Since moving to the United States, Timoteo has built an impressive trophy case of accomplishments at the highest levels of rugby in the country. These include championship titles in the Super League, Elite Cup, Pacific Rugby Premiership, and PRO Rugby. Timoteo was also the first-ever American Samoan to be capped for the USA Eagles.

Since making the jump to coaching, Timoteo has served as a coach in various capacities for several different high school, college, and adult men’s and women’s teams across the country. He earned his Level 300 Coaching certificate in 2019 through the Premiership Rugby Scholarship program in England.

Timoteo will now set his sights on pushing the Raptors in a positive direction for the remainder of the 2024 Super Rugby Americas season. “We as a team need to stay on course and really focus on things that we can control and improve in some areas that we need to improve on. We must be competitive in all aspects of the game.” Timoteo said ahead of the remainder of the season.

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