The Head Women’s Rugby Coach at Long Island University will be responsible for all aspects of supervision and management of the NCAA Division 1 women’s rugby program including the recruitment, development and academic advancement of student-athletes, strategic preparation for intercollegiate competition and the fiscal administration of the team budget.
The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:
- Recruit highly qualified prospective student-athletes who demonstrate the potential to be successful academically and productive members of the women’s rugby program.
- Mentor and monitor student-athlete development both on and off the field; ensuring academic and athletic success, citizenship, sportsmanship and positive values.
- Perform all functions related to the scouting, video review, strategic preparation and game-plan execution for intercollegiate competition in accordance with NCAA and any applicable conference regulations.
- Manage assistant coaches/staff working directly with the program including direct involvement with the hiring, supervision and scheduling of all program personnel.
- Maintain the program’s operating budget and the development and implementation of a fundraising strategic plan.
- Maintain effective and productive relationships within the University and the Department of Athletics, including the athletic training/strength and conditioning staff, compliance coordinator, athletic media relations staff, home events coordinator and all other staff members responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Department of Athletics.
- Promote the Department of Athletics and women’s rugby program through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing.
- Ensure compliance with all policies, rules and regulations set forth by Long Island University, any applicable conference and the NCAA.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Two years (within the past five years) of previous collegiate rugby coaching experience.
- Two years of head coach experience at the collegiate level.
Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926. The university is committed to providing a high-quality education through teaching excellence and impactful research opportunities. LIU offers over 275 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, educating nearly 15,000 students each year across multiple campuses. The University cultivates academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities. LIU enables students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens. Our campuses offer more professional programs in health care than any other campus in the New York metropolitan area, including the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science, and The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing. LIU Brooklyn is home to Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, a dynamic performance venue designed to nourish students’ artistic exploration, and Division I sports teams. LIU Post is a scenic, historic, and scholarly campus that offers a small-school environment with the access and resources of a major metropolitan university. The University's 330-acre campus is located on the estate... of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 27 miles east of New York City on Long Island's Gold Coast. The campus houses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the first professional School of Accountancy, an AACSB-accredited Business School, and an award-winning theater program. LIU is home to the world-renowned Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium, where supporters gather to cheer on the Sharks’ Division I athletic program.