BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has begun the hiring process for a new head coach of the AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans.
Following the departure of previous head coach Billy Millard earlier this year, long-time MJAA and Boys High School All-American assistant coach Michael Engelbrecht led the under-20 national team to an aggregate loss to Canada in a World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier series.
The MJAA head coach will report to Alex Magleby, USA Rugby director of performance, in matters related to staffing, scouting, and coaching, as well as the planning and execution of the high performance calendar.
“The under-20 program is of vital importance to the national team pathway,” USA Rugby Coach Development Director Josh Sutcliffe said. “Across the world, it’s a breeding ground for future international players to prove themselves worthy of selection to a senior side.
“We are looking for someone to take USA Rugby back to the top of the World Rugby U20 Trophy and into the U20 Championship.”
Prospective candidates should have experience coaching elite-level rugby and nurturing the expectations of the elite-level rugby player. Applicants must also hold a USA Rugby Level 200 or higher coaching certification, as well as pass a background check in compliance with the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport program.
Applications for the MJAA head coach position will be accepted until June 5, 2015, via JotForm.