WANTED: Head Coach at Monmouth Women’s Rugby Football Club

Job Title: Monmouth Women’s Head Coach

Job Summary: The women’s head coach is responsible for the success of the women’s 15s program. He/she will coordinate with the volunteer assistant coaches and team leadership to ensure a successful season both on and off the field. The coach must be able to pass on their rugby knowledge and exhibit their passion for the game.

The Team: We are a nationally ranked Division I team that went undefeated in the Fall of 2016 season and finished top 11 in the country for the 2016-17 year. We are currently ranked #1 in the Empire GU and hold the top seed in the Northeast. The squad is made up of players with experience ranging from one season to 10+ years. Our goals for the 2017-18 year are to have a winning fall season, elevate our performances to a higher level of play, and advance further into the national championship this season.

Compensation: Seasonal stipend dependent on experience ($1500-$2000 range)

Time Commitment

  • Two practices a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Times are TBD.
  • Saturday game days both at our home field and away games.
  • At least a one year commitment, with the fall season ranging from mid-August to mid-November and the spring running from March-May/June (Playoff dependent)
  • Playoffs may require whole weekends away.
  • Any team meetings

Coaching Requirements

  • 200 Level USA Rugby Certified
  • 1-3 years minimum coaching experience preferred
  • Rugby knowledge and familiarity with all 15 positions
  • Interest in developing all levels of players
  • Intends to maintain an appropriate and constructive relationship with all players.

Responsibilities and Qualities

  • Ability to plan and execute intentional, effective, and highly structured practice plans that follow a full-season
    progressive strategy.
  • Ability to hone in on player’s specific talents and continually develop them.
  • Creative thinking surrounding game strategy and lineup selection.
  • Ability to develop new/young players while giving them a chance to progress and learn.
  • Utilize assistant coaches to help run practices and heighten individual back and forward specific skills and techniques.
  • Has leadership qualities that can command the respect of players while being approachable and open-minded.
  • Is loyal to the women’s program and has a strong belief in driving success of the female athlete.
  • Ability to provide clear and constructive feedback to assistant coaches and individual players.

If interested, please send your rugby and coaching background, relevant certifications, and contact information to both our captain Diana Valencia and our Vice President Alex Rumsey.

Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview with a selection committee.

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