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June 20, 2018 | Rugby (W)

Search under way for Stingers women's rugby coach

Graeme McGravie, the long-time Concordia Stingers rugby coach, will relinquish his duties as head coach of the women’s program in order to focus on his new role as Associate Director, Student-Athlete Services.

“I’d like to thank Graeme for the exceptional work he did in leading our men’s and women’s rugby teams over the last 17 years,” said D’Arcy Ryan, the Concordia Director of Recreation and Athletics. “He brought a lot of success and pride to the university and helped develop many student-athletes who went onto even greater things in sports and in their personal lives.”

McGravie’s shift in positions means the Department of Recreation and Athletics is accepting applications for the position of head coach of the Stingers women’s rugby program. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 29, 2018.

Job Profile

The head coach is responsible for the successful operation and progression of Concordia University women’s rugby varsity program. Responsibilities are consistent with managing a highly competitive interuniversity sport program including mentoring, motivating and developing academic and athletic potential of student-athletes.

The head coach co-ordinates all talent identification, scouting, networking and subsequent recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes. Duties include team selection and personnel management.

The successful candidate will be accountable for all technical and tactical aspects of the team, including individual goal setting, creation and implementation of skills development and physical training plans, mental and game preparation as well as athlete and program evaluations.

The head coach will assist in the scheduling of preseason competitions and travel plans, contribute to the development of budgets and ensure compliance to all Concordia and RSEQ/U SPORTS policies and regulations.

The successful candidate will represent Concordia at various coaching and sport meetings. The head coach also plays a key leadership role in the development and execution of community outreach programs including, but not limited to school visits, sports camps and clinics.


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

• Minimum of three years of experience in coaching and administering elite level student-athletes in a rugby setting.

• Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed the NCCP Train to Compete certification and/or a minimum NCCP Level II certification (American/international equivalent will also be considered.)

• Bilingualism is an asset.

• Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, organizational, leadership, coaching and technical skills.

• Strong recruiting abilities and an established network in Quebec.

• Video editing experience and computer literacy skills.

• Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekends.

Applications should be sent to:

The deadline to apply is June 29, 2018.