Furies Seeking Head Coach


The DC Furies are actively seeking applicants for the role of Head Coach.

About the team:

The Washington Women’s Rugby Football Club, better known as the DC Furies, is one of the oldest women’s rugby clubs in the nation. Beginning in the fall of 2019, the Furies will field both a first and second side that will compete in USA Rugby D1 and D2 competitive matches, respectively.  The club is comprised of a mix of elite, developmental, and beginner athletes. A number of Furies players earn selection to the regional CGU select side, and many are currently vying for spots in the National Team selection pools.

The Furies play in the spring, summer, and fall, with skills and fitness work throughout the winter. Practices take place in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and 15s matches are scheduled throughout the United States.

The Furies are a 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of providing competitive and social rugby for women in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Head Coach Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive, high quality training and opportunities for learning to all club members

  • Produce and establish an overall strategy, season game plan, weekly training plan, and match day game plans

  • Build and promote a culture of positive attitudes, a drive for high performance, and competitive success

  • Lead coaching and manage contributions from the coaching staff to ensure that players receive the highest quality coaching, preparation, and feedback

  • Communicate with team captains

Head Coach Knowledge, Skills and Qualities:

  • Significant experience coaching rugby at a high/elite level with relevant qualifications. World Rugby coaching qualifications desirable but not required.

  • Knowledge of coaching practices and techniques to develop all levels of rugby players

  • The ability to:

    • Create and implement a robust skill development program, game play strategies, and appropriate training sessions for a variety of skill levels

    • Articulate and deliver a clear playing and coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the objectives of the club

    • Create an environment that balances player development with team performance

    • Lead and manage others while working effectively with other members of the team leadership

  • A passion for providing leadership and developing a love of the sport

  • A track record of personal coach development

  • High standards of personal accountability, reliability, and responsibility to the players and staff

Head Coach Benefits:

  • A stipend for each season (commensurate with experience)

  • Travel costs for games fully covered

  • Funding for coaching development opportunities

  • Free or low-cost housing and transportation can be arranged

  • A vast network of connections to other potential work experiences

Interested applicants should submit a Rugby CV and cover letter to:

Judy Dickson, Coaching Committee Chair

Email: jdickson21@gmail.com

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