The Washington D.C. Furies Women’s Rugby Football Club is actively seeking experienced coaches committed to building a championship-caliber program to join their team beginning in Spring 2012. Candidates are sought to fill two open assistant coaching positions, one specializing in working with backline players and another specializing with forwards. The coaching staff is currently led by head coach and former 15s and 7s US Women’s National Team Captain Nancy Fitz.
Responsibilities include assisting and/or leading in the following areas:
- Developing practice plans
- Running team practices and attending matches
- Game tape analysis and individual feedback
- Developing overall and subunit strategies
- Team selections
- Coaching stipend
- Reimbursement of all travel (flight and lodging)to away matches
- Reimbursement for coaching courses or clinics attended while with the club
The Furies participate in the Women’s Premier League, the highest level of women’s rugby competition in the country, placing 7th in 2009 and 2011 and 6th in 2010. The team is comprised of a mix of elite, developmental, and beginner athletes. A number of Furies players are currently members of the 15s and 7s Women’s National Team selection pools, the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU) senior select-side 15s and 7s teams, and the MARFU Under-23 select-side team.
Practices take place in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and matches are scheduled throughout the United States in both the spring and the fall. Prior coaching and/or playing experience is required. Prior coaching of women is not necessary.
Interested applicants are encouraged to provide a coaching resume including a brief statement of their coaching philosophy to Julie Hogan and Nancy Fitz by January 31, 2012. For more information about the Furies, see https://dcfuries.wordpress.com/ or contact Julie or Nancy.