Raleigh Venom Seeks
New Head Coach

Are you a positive, committed coach that wants to grow within our club? Raleigh Rugby Football Club is seeking a qualified and motivated head coach to take our women’s team, the Raleigh Venom, to the next level via facilitating player development and team performance. Since their inaugural season in 2002, the Venom have won 4 National Championships and continued to dominate USA Rugby’s Mid-Atlantic Senior Women’s Division I South, finishing the 2017 and 2018 seasons ranked #2 in the nation, and defeating D1-A Elite College teams and Women’s Professional League teams such as Penn State, DC Furies, Beantown and more. Raleigh Venom is a diverse and inclusive, competitive rugby team seeking to grow the sport here in the Triangle of North Carolina.
Raleigh Rugby Club players and coaching staff benefit from being a part of one of the largest clubs in the Southeast with youth programs ages 4-18, adult men’s and women’s teams, and a large base of old boys and old girls as a support system. Our extensive network offers many resources and connections to help with a job search if relocating. Raleigh is ranked as the 4th best place to live in the US in 2022. Find out why here.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Commit to two nights of practice per week (Tu/Th, 7-9pm)
  • Attend all matches (some weekends, schedule available upon request)
  • Disseminate and execute detailed practice plans each week
  • Implement overall game strategy with pre-season, in-season, and post-season objectives
  • Develop progressive attacking and defensive patterns for the team that complement players’ skill sets and abilities
  • Review game film and produce evaluations and statistics on team/player performance
  • Build and maintain team morale
  • Oversee team player selection and development of player-depth charts and game-day rosters and ensure all have CIPP registered and are in good standing with the club
  • Help implement and enforce club policies including but not limited to registration, dues and fundraisers
  • In conjunction with the team, help manage your season schedule including games, trainers and refs
  • Attend club meetings, organizational events and fundraisers when applicable

Required Qualifications:

  • High-school diploma
  • Current World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Certification or above
  • Minimum 5 years of rugby playing experience
  • At least one year of rugby coaching experience; preferably at club level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide skill instruction in all phases of the game, especially in set-piece
  • Commitment to coaching and professional development through clinics and workshops
  • Ambition to work with a growing team and challenge players with diverse skill levels


  • This position covers travel expenses and other coaching related costs and a stipend may be available for suitable candidates in future seasons

To Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a resume complete with playing and coaching experience as well as certifications held. References are appreciated. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews scheduled with qualified candidates. Please send coaching resumes and any questions to raleigh.venom.chairman@gmail.com.
Applicants should include a brief introductory letter explaining their coaching philosophies, aspirations, and why they want to join our club
Resumes should include past coaching experience as well as notable team awards/achievements
References are encouraged
This position covers travel expenses and other coaching related costs and a stipend may be available for suitable candidates in future seasons