Position: Cornell Men’s Rugby Head Coach

The Cornell Men's Rugby team is looking for a head coach for the fall 2016 season.

Time Commitment

Practices-Minimum of 3 a week (MWR 5-7pm)  
Games- every weekend during the season: September – mid-November (Fall Semester) and mid March –May (Spring Semester) 


Compensation for practice, games and other reimbursements (e.g. travel, administrative involvement, etc.) 
Start Date: Late August, 2016 
Location Cornell University Ithaca NY


The coach must be at least Level 100 Certified (200 preferred) with USA Rugby and knowledgeable of all aspects of the game. They must collaborate with club officers and team captains, but ultimately are employed by the alumni organization (providing continuity and stable communication from year to year).

The coach must be prepared to work with players with little to no rugby or other prior athletic experience. The coach is expected to communicate well, generate practice plans, and run safe, effective, and organized practices. Because CURFC competes against varsity programs, Cornell is looking for a coach who will be administratively involved and collegial with the other Ivy coaches. 

Practice times vary seasonally; therefore, the coach must be flexible with modified practice locations and times. International inquiries must have a work visa. 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resumé with references to Ryo Inkyo (President), Ethan Venosa (Captain) and Avi Gilad (President, Faded Red Cornell Rugby alumni organization): ri47atcornell [dot] edu, edv6atcornell [dot] edu and presidentatfadedredrugby [dot] com 

About Cornell Rugby

The Cornell Men’s Rugby Football Club (CURFC) is a student run club team with strong and active support from alumni that competes in the Division 1 Ivy Rugby Conference. CURFC has a long tradition of strong play, and after a few down years has been progressively returning to previous form under the guidance of professional coaches. The team completed this season with a 2nd place finish in the Ivy Playoffs. Our coach had to return overseas for family matters on short notice, leaving this vacancy. Players consider themselves students before athletes, but will work hard under a dedicated coach.