Monday, March 31, 2014

Western Oregon Seeking New Coach

Press Release

Western Oregon University (WOU), steadily emerging as a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution, is committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. Located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, Our student body of about 6,200 undergraduates and 400 graduates enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

We are seeking an outstanding leader to take on the role of Head Men’s Rugby Coach.

Take the jump to see a job description.
Job Title: Head Men’s Rugby Coach
Department: Western Oregon University, Campus Recreation
Supervisor(s): James Saddler, 2013-2014 Team Vice President, Ben Prahl, WOU Director of Campus Recreation

(These are listed in order of importance & including an approximate percentage of time for each duty)

  • 60% Coaching Responsibilities
    • 40% Training Sessions
      • Deliver pre-planned training sessions Coach all trainings, including assimilation of management of ATCs and S&C programs
    • 20% Home and Away Competitions
      • Manage a changing team roster over season, semester and weekly durations, ensure that each player remains eligible, with appropriate paperwork submitted to USA Rugby, Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference and internally to meet Western Oregon University requirements.
  • 30% Direct Team Management & Supervision
    • Team Captains
      • Help team captains develop and maintain a positive team culture. In conjunction with the team captains,identify a set of rules or team code of conduct policy for team participants.
    • Budget
      • Help team captains and officers plan, track, and reconcile yearly budgets. Ensure all players have paid their dues (or placed their dues on their student accounts) before being allowed to play in any competitions Spend team funds wisely, only if dues have been collected at the beginning of the season to cover projected expenses.
    • Home Games
      • Assist in the supervision of the rugby participants during home competitions. Help maintain order on and off the WOU Home field, including management of spectators and fans.
    • Away Games
      • Supervise team participants on day-trips, and/or overnight and tournament/multi-day travel in a manner that ensures athletes are representing Western Oregon University appropriately.
    • Emergency Response
      • Carry the Emergency Response Binder with contact information, health forms, copies of insurance to all home and away competitions, maintain documents up to date at all times.
  • 5% Fund Raising & Revenue Generation
    • Assist Team Captains in identifying and implementing team fund raising activities.
  • 5% Other
    • Perform related duties as necessary to support the Western Oregon University mission.
  • Commitment for 2014-2015 School year minimum (Sept 2014-May 2015)
  • USA Rugby Coaching Certification
  • Minimum 3 years of post U19 level playing experience
  • Minimum 2 years of coaching experience

  • Negotiable Monthly Stipend
  • Travel / Lodging Expenses to/from away fixtures, conference meetings
  • Full set of team attire / coaching attire

Please send Resumes and/or Cover Letters to selection committee at

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