The Village Lions RFC is searching for a new Head Coach for its Men’s XVs program.

Going into our 30th year, the Village Lions have one of the strongest rugby cultures in the US, a rich history of competitive success, and a player base that draws from all over the world. Following a National D2 semifinal appearance in 2016, we are now rebuilding with the goal of again becoming a Northeast powerhouse.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced coach to help shape and develop the our XVs program over the next 2 years. This position will also be part of a burgeoning culture of performance coaching we are proactively developing at the Village Lions. Coaches who have received formal training in coaching and have a track record of success will be prioritized for attention.

The new coach will work with a pool of trainee club coaching assistants, Tiger Rugby, and coaching staff from Rugby United NY, the professional club in New York City. The focus will be on the following: strength and conditioning plans, development of player and decision-making skills, match strategy, and training plans. Importantly, the coach will seek out best practice and innovative approaches in XVs rugby.

The Spring 2019 season will being in February and run through May, with the Fall League season starting in August and running through November. Practices are currently held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bronx (Mott Haven) with matches on Randall’s Island. A stipend is provided, plus travel to tournaments, and a bonus should the team go to Championship games.

Prospective applicants are asked to provide the following:
● Your rugby CV and references
● The outline of your coaching program for the XVs pre-season, season and post-season.
● A sample plan for one or more XV’s training sessions
● Your vision for how you would move our program to the next level.
Applications should be sent to the Village Lions, care of John Greally: greally.john@gmail.com

The Village Lions RFC is a 501(c)3 organization founded in Greenwich Village, NYC in 1989. We are an inclusive, competitive rugby club with Men’s and Women’s XVs and 7s programs along with an Old Boys and Old Girls sides and an active alumni network. The Lions have had players from over 45 countries and have had players capped for National Teams such as Samoa, Philippines, Benin, Guyana and Luxembourg.