Head Rugby Coach
Belmont Abbey College, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Conference Carolinas, invites applications for the current position of Head Rugby Coach.
The successful candidate for this part-time, stipend position will oversee all aspects of starting a collegiate Rugby program, including, but not limited to, recruiting qualified student-athletes, monitoring academic progress toward degree, budgeting, scheduling, competition and practice preparation, individual and program development, facility maintenance, fundraising, and community activity. The incumbent must fulfill these duties while adhering to all rules, guidelines, and principles as set forth by USA Rugby and Belmont Abbey College.
Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a vision in the recruitment of student-athletes that fits well with the institution’s mission and character as a distinctively Catholic and Benedictine college that views sport as a means of developing virtue. The minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree, thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of Rugby practices and procedures, USA Rugby L200 Coaching Certification, and at least one year of coaching experience at the collegiate or club level.
In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, statement of understanding of the College’s mission, and contact information for at least three references. Review of complete applications will begin immediately.