Executive Board

Denis Ryan, President
2014 to 2017


Denis Ryan has been a member of the Baltimore-Washington Eagles since 1998, serving as a player, coach and Vice President of the club. In 2001 he joined the US national team, the USA Revolution, as an Assistant Coach and has since played an instrumental role within the USAFL, developing and implementing Coaching courses, school PE  programs and the co-ed Ausball. 

In the same year he was appointed Coaching Director of the USAFL, and traveled with the Revolution to London for the inaugural Atlantic Alliance Cup. In 2002 he stepped up as Head Coach of the Revolution team and took this...

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Andrea Casillas, Secretary
2011 to 2017


Andrea Casillas began playing with the Arizona Lady Hawks in 2005. Upon getting accepted into law school in New York she knew that she wanted to continue playing, but traveling back to Arizona would not feasible. Once in New York, she founded the New York Lady Magpies which is in its third season. Even though the team is still young, it has boasted eight players on Freedom and recently hosted its first tournament.

Andrea is also a member of the USA Freedom women's national team and competed in the 2011 International Cup in Australia as well as other numerous other Freedom events....

Steve Grandfield, Vice President Central
2016 to 2017


Steve was born in Tasmania, Australia and has been playing Aussie Rules Football since the early 1980’s. During his 20 years of playing football in Australia he held various leadership and administrative positions. Steve played the 2015 season with the Tulsa Buffaloes, and is looking forward to promoting the growth of the game in the central region including Arkansas where he currently resides with his wife Carrie and their 3 children.

Steve has a degree as a Civil/Structural Engineer. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Prospect Steel Company, a structural steel...

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Mike Sheppard, Vice President East
2011 to 2017


Mike grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and has been involved with Aussie Rules since 2005 with Latrobe University and the Boston Demons in both a player and an administrative capacity. Serving most recently as club president for the Demons. Mike works for Everbridge and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Seb Aguiari, Vice President West
2015 to 2017


Entering his 12th year in the USAFL, Seb has had the privilege to wear the Golden Gate Roos (2004-2005), the Dallas Magpies (2006-2008) and the Orange County Bombers (2009-2015) jumpers, competing in 100+ games and 10 National Championships. Seb eventually took on the OC Bombers President’s role in 2011 with emphasis on building a solid non-profit organization and recruiting sponsors to support the club for years to come.