Charles Dainoff


  • Involved in rugby as a player, coach, administrator, and journalist since 1985
  • Played for clubs in London, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, among others
  • Served as vice president of the Ohio Rugby Union


Charles Dainoff was a writer for ThoughtCo on the topic of rugby for over a year. Charles has been involved in rugby as a player, coach, administrator, and journalist since he was introduced to the game his freshman year at the University of Chicago in 1985. Since then, he has played every position on the field and been on both the winning and losing ends of 100-0 matches.

Charles has served as the vice president of the Ohio Rugby Union and as an occasional member of the Wolfhounds Cincinnati Rugby Football Club. He has also played both 15s, teams having 15 players, and 7s for rugby clubs in London, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.



Charles received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science from the University of Kentucky, a Master Arts (M.A.) in Public Policy and Internation Relations from Duke University, and a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in Public Policy and International Relations from the University of Chicago.

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