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Men’s Head Coach

Amherst College


Amherst College Rugby Football Club

Head Coach Position


Amherst College Rugby Football Club is seeking a Head Coach for our Men’s Rugby Club. The team is a motivated, hard-working group of men competing under NCR in the NERFU Challenge Division.


The Men’s Rugby Club is advised by the Athletics Department and the Head Coach will report to the Assistant Athletic Director (Head of Club Sports), the Team Captains, and the Club President.  This is a paid, part-time position.


Head Coach Duties:

§  Strong commitment to player development and ability to teach proper rugby skills

§  Organize and develop team training sessions and game-day strategies.

§  Effectively introduce and teach the sport of Rugby to new players

§  Work collaboratively with the Athletic Office to support the student-athletes



§  The applicant must have level 200 (or greater) coaching certification through USA Rugby or equivalent with IRB or be willing to obtain certification

§  Must have previous experience playing rugby; coaching experience preferred

§  Commitment to attend training sessions and games.

§  Ability to effectively communicate in both group and individual settings.



Amherst competes in a Fall Season lasting from September to mid-November and a shorter Spring Season running from mid-March until the beginning of May. The team practices three times a week in the Afternoon/Evening (days are flexible) and typically play games on Saturdays.



Amherst College RFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.


For more information, please contact Cole Johnson at rugby@amherst.edu.