The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s rugby program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating, and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s rugby program to constituents).
- Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 2 – 3 year’s experience playing and/or coaching women’s rugby at the high school or collegiate level.
- Strong knowledge of women’s rugby skills and strategies.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities.
- The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for: identifying qualified students and talented athletes; communicating with prospects by phone, mail, and e-mail; traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches; organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects; maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.