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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hey rugby community! Chicago North Shore, a WPL women’s rugby organization in Chicago is looking for a Backs Coach for the spring (2/13-5/15/19) and summer seasons (May-August 2019) and beyond! The ideal candidate has the leadership skills and strategic knowledge to help North Shore continue to grow and develop as one of the nation’s top women’s rugby clubs, with the ultimate goal of winning another National Championship.


About the team: Chicago North Shore was founded as a DII club and played its first game as a 7s team during the Summer of 1995. North Shore’s first trip to Sweet Sixteens was 2002 where we placed #10 in the country. In 2010, the team made its first trip the Division I Final Four and took home 3rd. Finally, in 2011 we made our first trip to the National Championship Finals. We entered playoffs ranked #8 and ended up winning the National championship. We returned to the National Championship Finals in 2014 and claimed second place. Since then, we have been asked to join the Women’s Premier league, the highest level of competition available to women – consisting of the top 10 teams across nationwide. The current roster consists of approximately 30 dedicated athletes with experience ranging from brand new rookie to past, present, and aspiring Women’s Eagles.


Coaching roles include:

  • Assist in the development overall team and subunit strategy

  • Provide feedback to help the team and individuals learn and grow

  • Assist in the planning of team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays in season -Work with the Head Coach and team leaders to select players for game-day roster -Attend all matches


  • Spring 2018 season (2/13-5/15/2019)

  • Team practices Tuesday/Thursday from 7-9 pm at Revere Park (2501 W. Irving Park Rd)

  • Indoor Winter practices at CIBC Fire Pitch

  • Summer (May-August 2019)

Recent competitive history:

  • 2010 - first trip to D1 Final Four (3rd place) -2011 - D1 National Champions

  • 2012 - D1 playoffs (5th place)

  • 2014 - D1 National Championship 2nd place

  • 2015 - D1 National Quarter finalist

  • 2016 - D1 National Championship 2nd place -2017 - D1 playoffs (5th place)

  • 2017 – WPL 8th place finishers

  • 2018 - WPL 8th place finishers


  • Level 200 or above coaching certification

  • Ability to travel with the team to away league matches and tournaments

  • Ability to commit to entire the Spring and Summer seasons, and ideally an interest to continue coaching into the following seasons

  • Must have previous experience coaching and/or playing rugby including 7's

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of coaching experience

  • Experience coaching women


  • This is a part-time position

  • Match related travel expenses paid for by the club

  • Stipend also offered, negotiable to reflect coaching experience

Application includes:

  • Coaching resume

  • Brief statement about your coaching philosophy

  • Submit both to

All applications due by February 13th, 2019. Thanks so much, look forward to meeting you!



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