CWU Women’s rugby is looking for a full time assistant coach to work with elite collegiate student-athletes in a full-time varsity rugby setting. Qualified candidates will be part of a coaching team to plan, coach/mentor, recruit, administer and promote the women’s rugby program in compliance with NCAA and institutional standards. The assistant coach will assist the Head Coach in all operational aspects of the women’s rugby program.
Specific Responsibilities: •Assist in day-to-day operations. •Assist in planning, training, game strategy and evaluation. •Teach core rugby skills to student-athletes; implement player development plans. •Serve as a mentor by demonstrating a sincere interest in the academic success and general well-being of each student-athlete, with a student-first approach. •Assist Head Coach in recruiting; Complete the NCAA Coach Certification Test. •Perform administrative duties as assigned (ex. scheduling, team travel, fundraising, etc.). •Assist in promoting the CWU Women’s Rugby Program through community outreach, social media, rugby camps etc.
Strong knowledge of rugby skills and developmental strategies (15s and 7s).
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.
Strong organizational skills and administrative experience.
Strong commitment to serving the needs of a young, competitive program.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and use of database
Preferred experience with backs specific play
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
4 years of experience playing and/or coaching rugby at the club or collegiate level
Additional Salary Information:
Full time salary + benefits; 9-month contract position
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athlet...ic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.
The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.