PWRFC seeks new Head Coach starting Fall 2017

PWRFC seeks new Head Coach starting Fall 2017

It's with much solace that we announce our head coach, Kyle Antoian, will be stepping down at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 season. Kyle has been the head coach of PWRFC for the past 4 seasons. We owe much of our success and growth to his dedication and leadership both on and off the field. We are sad to see Kyle go, but know that he wont be far away, as he promises he will stay involved and help with much of the organization of the club.

Without further adue - we are announcing the search for a new Head Coach starting with the Fall 2017 season. Full job description is below. Please share this with your networks, news outlets, blogs, families, friends, etc. Please reach out to President Tim Antoian ( if you are interested in discussing this opportunity.


Brief overview of the Club and Position

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC is a Division 2 Men’s Side competing in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC). After a merger between Philadelphia Rugby Club and Whitemarsh Rugby Club in 1985, the club has set a standard of excellence from Division 3 to the previously dubbed Premier League under USA Rugby. Over the last 5 years, the club has competed at the highest levels – with one appearance in the Men’s D3 National Championship, among other regional and provincial league championships. Our vision is to set the standard of Men’s Rugby in the Philadelphia area while continuing to grow our club membership and alumni affiliation.


Currently there are approximately 45-50 registered players, which we aim to double over the next 5-10 years. Outside of the competitive spectrum, we engage players from various countries, backgrounds, and skill levels in an attempt to strengthen the meaning of being a Rugby Man. The ideal candidate will engulf themselves in similar values as well as drive the club towards its aspirations of winning a National Championship.

Job Title

Men’s Head Coach – XV’s & 7’s (preferable)


Competitive and negotiable

Responsible to

PWRFC Board of Directors

Responsible for

Men’s Senior Club – XV’s (7’s a plus)

Contractual Status

Annual, Part-time


  • Training – Conshohocken ‘B’ Field
  • Matches – Memorial Hall (home) and Mid-Atlantic area for all local matches

Hours of Work

  • Training - Tuesday/Thursday (weather may alter): 7:45p – 9:30p
  • Matches - Saturdays: Typically 11:30a – 3:00p (contingent on 2nd side and location)


  • XV’s – August to November (Fall) and February to May (Spring)
  • VII’s – May to August (still being developed)

Role Summary

The position of PWRFC Head Rugby Coach for the Men’s XV’s club is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing successful coaching strategies.
  • Working with board of directors to clearly carry out team initiatives.
  • Establishing rapport with team members and club.
  • Assist in recruiting and club growth initiatives.
  • Aid in club-related fundraising activities and alumni outreach.
  • Help build out schedule (outside of regular season) alongside Match Secretary and Club Captain.
  • Motivated to win in addition to promoting a strong Club culture.

Experience, Skills, Qualifications

  • Previous experience coaching Men’s Club in the Northeast US is strongly preferred.
  • Prior playing and coaching experience a MUST.
  • Previous experience with a large club & alumni base is preferred.
  • USA Rugby Level 200 Coaching Certification.