Ohio-born hooker Coolican has fit a fair bit into his rugby career to date, With Australian Universities selection in 2011 followed with a berth in the Waratahs’ ‘A’ side for the 2012 Pacific Rugby Cup. After that, he spent time with the New York Athletic Club while studying Sports Law in New York, and had a short stint playing club rugby in England prior to returning to Australia in 2014 and earning a call-up to the Stars’ NRC squad.

A consistent performer for the Stars throughout the two season of the NRC to date, Coolican also has eight Test with the USA to his name, narrowly missing selection in the Eagles’ 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.