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Eagle Rock Rugby Club

Since 1937

Who we are

Eagle Rock Athletic Club is Southern California’s oldest continuous rugby club and celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. Founded in 1937 ERAC has gone through various names upon settling upon Eagle Rock in 1945. Since that time ERAC has cemented its legacy in Californian and American rugby as a passionate and determined club winning 19 SCRFU First Division Club championships. 

We are an amateur team comprised of local community members from all around the Los Angeles area. We are actively seeking and recruiting local and international players.

We currently train twice a week in the LOS ANGELES VALLEY and welcome all experience levels, especially if you’ve never tried rugby or a team sport before! We are a very social club with many events, parties as well as volunteering opportunities.

Go Rock!

Ryan Matyas

Head Coach

Ryan Matyas

The Board

Sean Comiotes


Damian Salazar

Vice President

Chris Haypack


Ted Coe


Scott Mitchell

Recruiting Chair

Ivan Canelo

Fundraising Chair

Long Lam

Match and Officials Chair

Carlos Chavez

Equipment Chair

Forrest McBride

Social Chair


Rugby football is the signature sport of the Eagle Rock Athletic Club (ERAC). Rugby is the oldest, continuous sport that ERAC has sponsored. The origin of the sport within ERAC was established in 1937 by a group of athletes which included Dan Pretzinger and the late Harry Beck. This group of athletes, who played at the Verdugo Playground in Los Angeles, California (a city not too far away from Eagle Rock, California), called themselves the “Verdugo Vacqueros.” In 1945, Barney Tiernan approached Phil and Dean Spurgeon with the idea of an Eagle Rock Athletic Club. Two of the athletes that were part of that original group were Pretzinger and Beck. Agreeing to this idea, football was started (both Pretzinger and Beck were very good at it – Beck was an “All American” from San Jose State). Pretzinger and Beck persuaded the avid football players of ERAC to play rugby football during the off-season – thus Eagle Rock Athletic Club Rugby began. Since 1937, ERAC’s rugby team has won 19 SCRFU First Division Club championships, 2 SCRFU Second Division Club Championships and 1 SCRFU Third Division Club Championships during it’s storied existence.

2023 Schedule-Stay tuned!


Home Field Location: 12431 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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