Paul Bergman’s rugby career started as an underclassman at NIU. After graduation he played for 10 years with the Chicago Lions Rugby Club and was the recipient of the Rookie of the Year and Lowry Lion awards. In addition, Paul earned all-star selection to Chicago area and Midwest select sides. He toured England, Ireland and South Africa with the Lions and played one season under World Cup champion coach Kitch Christie (South Africa). Paul went on to coach the Chicago Lions, Chicago Blaze, Chicago Area Select Side and Midwest Select Side (National Champion in 2006). Paul is a Certified 300 Level Coach by USA Rugby.
Paul currently works in cardiac diagnostic testing and rehabilitation. He is also a registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Paul holds a B.S. in Physical/Health Education from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern Illinois University.
Paul resides in Arlington Heights with wife Lana.