The Women’s Rugby Assistant Coaches will have a sound understanding of the development of students to fulfill their mission as BYU students and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The assistant coach will fulfill the responsibilities of assistant coaching, scheduling, and development of the Women’s Rugby team members. The assistant coach will work effectively in a professional manner on and off the field with university administrators. The assistant coach will follow university guidelines related to academic standards, policies, Honor Code, and administrative needs.
Women’s Rugby Assistant Coaches are expected to:
- Follow university policies related to academic standards and the Honor Code and ensure team compliance.
- Collaborate with administrators to provide success for students on and off the field
- Report injuries and/or safety concerns to the Athletic Training Manager
- For liability purposes, do not permit individuals to participate in practices or games without signed waivers.
- Attend all practices and home games (non-negotiable)
- Fall practices: MWF 5:00-6:50pm
- Winter practices: TTHS 6:00-7:50am (1st term) and MWF 5:00-6:50pm (2nd term)
- Travel with the team to all away games (non-negotiable)
- Maintain clear communication with coaching staff and athletes.
- Be approachable and professional on and off the field
- Make academics the top priority for team members.
- Support the Head Coach in development and/or execution of practice plans.
- Teach skills, strategies, rules, and proper technique
- Demonstrate and lead drills
- Motivate, encourage, and support athletes
- Game day preparations, arrive early to:
- Inspect field
- Lead warm-ups
- Maintain proper storage of equipment and other team gear
- Set an example of good sportsmanship
- Know and understand rules of the game
- Know Extramural Sports and USA Rugby eligibility policies
- Other duties as may be assigned by the Head Coach or team Administrator (i.e. coordinating team travel arrangements or team equipment/uniform needs)
- Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in Physical Education, Recreation Management, Exercise Science & Wellness, Student Affairs, or related field (required)
- Assistant coached 1 or more years at high school or equivalent level (required)
- Assistant coached Women’s Rugby at university level (preferred)
Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:
- Be familiar with USA Rugby guidelines and regulations (preferred)
- Be an approachable and professional person in the workplace (required)
- Be capable of developing leadership opportunities for students via team involvement (required)
- Make graduation from college, the highest priority for team members (required)
- Be an example to students and operate within the boundaries established by the missions of BYU (required)
- Motivate students to do well academically, and work tirelessly to support the Honor Code and the principles it stands for (required)
- Collaborate with administrators to provide success for students on and off the field (required)
Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1, Resume
Alignment with BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, BYU Mission, BYU Aims, and BYU Strategic Objectives. Proper alignment with BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints includes intentionality in building faith, a commitment to a campus culture of unity, love, and belonging, exemplary conduct that combines spiritual values and personal integrity, and public expression that faithfully promotes the mission and doctrines of the restored Church of Jesus Christ.
The essential functions of this position require in person work. Any exceptions are granted by university policies through employee relations. This position is located in an on campus workspace with the expectation that work takes place on campus to provide in person services and availability to BYU students, staff, administrators, and campus community during established and regular office hours.
In addition to essential functions of the job performed during regular office hours, this position may require work on nights and weekends for the purpose of providing services to students, achieving the objectives of departments, and contribute to the mission of Campus Life.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.
Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer, including disability and protected veteran status.