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

The Village Lions are headed into their 30th year and the 2019 Women’s D2 Empire Geographical Union playoffs with a history of success, having won the D2 National Championship in 2002, placed third in 2005 and 2008, and sixth in the nation in 2004 and 2007.

The NYC based team is looking for a new Head Coach to prep them for the 2019 playoff run and beyond. This position will be part of a burgeoning coaching culture we are proactively cultivating 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 engage in: 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. Supporting resources include a pool of trainee club coaching assistants, Tiger Rugby, and coaching staff from Rugby United NY, the professional club in New York City.

The Spring pre-season will begin in February and the season will run to May. The Fall League Season starts in August and runs to November. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Bronx (Mott Haven), with matches on Randall’s Island. A stipend is provided, plus travel to matches, and a performance-based bonus.

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:


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 Women’s and Men’s XVs and 7s programs along with an Old Boys and Old Girls sides and an active alumni network. Players from our women’s side have played for the US nationally (Sevens, Eagles As, U-23s), the Philippines National Team, and the Northeast Academy.