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Monday, August 1, 2016

CWU Looking For Assistant Coach


Central Washington University is looking to fill out their coaching staff now that former Assistant Coach Todd Thornley has been promoted to head coach. Details of the position are below. Applications are due by August 15th.

Graduate Assistant Coach, Varsity Men’s Rugby Central Washington University

CWU Men’s Rugby is looking for a graduate assistant coach to work with elite level collegiate student- athletes in a full time varsity rugby setting. Qualified candidates will earn a master’s degree in their desired field while assisting the head coach in planning, coaching/mentoring, recruiting, administering, and promoting the men’s rugby program within institutional standards.

Specific Responsibilities:

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  • Assists head coach in planning and conducting team practices, training, conditioning, and competitions; Teaches rugby skills to student-athletes.
  • Serves as a mentor by demonstrating a sincere interest in the academic success and general well-being of each student-athlete, from a student first perspective.
  • Assists head coach with recruiting efforts including travel to tournaments, participation in campus visits of prospective students, etc.
  • Assists head coach in planning and developing a competitive schedule and coordinating team travel
  • Assists head coach in promoting the CWU Men’s Rugby program through community outreach, rugby camps, etc.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Strong knowledge of rugby skills and developmental strategies (15s and 7s)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Minimum 4 year’s experience playing and/or coaching rugby at the high school, club or collegiate level.
  • Preferred experience with backs specific development
Salary & Benefits

Graduate school tuition waiver, payroll stipend and medical insurance coverage

Preferred graduate programs Exercise Science, Nutrition or Athletic Administration

Closing Date: 15th August 2016.

If interested please email Todd Thornley at todd.thornley@cwu.edu with your Rugby CV.

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