Johannes “Neets” Gericke already has an impressive playing and coaching CV put together at a prime age of 28. Neets is a product of Stellenbosch Rugby Football Club, the second oldest rugby club in South Africa and was founded in 1875. As a stateside player he has played 3 years with the Life Men’s Senior team and has already won a 2017 National Championship. On the other side of the white line, Neets is a USA Level 300 coach and has been a Graduate Assistant to Colton Cariaga since 2017. His creative defensive strategies and forwards focus have been significant factors towards (x2) D1A USA Rugby Collegiate National Championships. His vision for the game and standard of play will certainly be a creator of change for the Rugby ATL locker room.