Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Cariaga is an alumnus and former rugby student-athlete of Life University where he earned degrees in Business Administration and Coaching Psychology.
Upon graduation, Cariaga accepted a position to coach at Blackrock College in Dublin, Ireland. Cariaga’s Blackrock teams were successful in winning dual provincial cup championships. Cariaga returned from Ireland and joined as an assistant on Life University’s coaching staff in 2014. Cariaga currently serves as assistant coach as well as head 7s coach. Cariaga has previously served as head coach at Atlanta Youth Rugby (2014-2015) and as assistant with Walton High Rugby Club (2011-2012).