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Brown 1961 ERU Co-champions

Brown University Men's Rugby Club is searching for a new Head Coach for its well-established program. Rugby began at Brown in 1960, and the team tied Dartmouth for the Eastern Rugby Union Championship in the spring season of 1961. The club continued to prosper under the aegis of founder  Dave Zucconi, and later, under the dedicated leadership of Jay Fluck. The following details the position and how to apply.

Head Coach of Club Men’s Rugby program with coaching and administration duties.  The incumbent also maintains positive relations with alumni and friends groups.  Incumbent will abide by USA Rugby rules and regulations and the duties of the job are to be performed in compliance with all USA Rugby rules and regulations.  Must have necessary USA Rugby Coaching Certifications.  Working with student officers, the Head Coach is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Brown Men’s Rugby, including but not limited to player recruitment, player development, equipment, strength & conditioning, coaching players, hiring and training assistant coaches, scheduling, travel, food & lodging, overseeing the team athletic trainer and maintaining injury reports, setting and meeting annual budgets, and participation in Ivy Conference issues.  Provide 1200+ alumni, parents, and friends a weekly match report, season summaries, and notices of upcoming events.  Actively participate in annual and endowment fundraising. 

All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Ivy League and ECAC rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties.  Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test and maintain current AED/CPR and First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Athletic Department).

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Certified International Rugby Board (IRB) or USA Rugby Level 3 Coach, preferred.
  • Five years coaching experience (training and skills transfer), preferably at the collegiate level or higher
  • Demonstrated high-level achievement and ability to develop competitive athletes.
  • Demonstrated academic success of previously coached student-athletes, preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of competitive rugby in the United States, preferably in a collegiate environment, including club management and administration.
  • Exemplary ethical conduct, integrity and credibility within the game
  • Strong grasp of the “Laws of Rugby Football”
  • Clear understanding of the “club status” of rugby within the University.
  • Commitment to the student-athlete and the ability to coach and motivate student-athletes.
  • Deadline driven, detail and result oriented with high degree of accuracy, efficiency and composure.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication and computer skills needed.
  • Willingness and ability to work under pressure and work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements while demonstrating organizational skills and balance.
  • Accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of Brown Men’s Rugby.
  • The successful candidate of this position will be required to complete a criminal background and DMV checks satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment.

To Apply:  Please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at

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