COACHING VACANCIES WITH CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AMERICAN FOOTBALL

The Cambridge University Pythons are currently looking to recruit several positional and assistant coaches for the 2013/14 season.

Reformed for the 2011/12 season after a hiatus of 15 years, last season saw us finish second in our conference and make the playoffs. At the time of writing the club is run by a committee headed by two managers with prior GM experience in BAFANL and BUAFL and has two very experienced and respected coaches serving in the roles of Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, but we recognize that to take the program forward we must increase the number of coaches committed to the team. Our players vary greatly in experience – last season ranging from players with experience of NCAA, very strong US high schools, and BAFANL to many more players with no prior kitted playing experience before joining us. Being full-time students at the best university in the world, the one thing all our players do have in common is the ability to learn quickly and proficiently. Our home venue is the award-winning Coldhams Common at the Abbey Sports Complex (full-size field and Y-shaped goalposts!).

You will be a reliable individual (geographic proximity to Cambridge and availability to commit fully to our 2013-14 season is absolutely essential) with the ability to plan and organize, communicate effectively and work as part of a coaching team. We would welcome applicants with prior coaching experience, but this would also be an ideal opportunity for individuals seeking a first coaching role – our existing staff are very welcoming and supportive. For applicants not already Level 1 BAFCA qualified, the club would be prepared to reimburse the cost of taking the one-day course leading to the Level 1 qualification (reimbursement would be made once the coach in question has served eight games with the club). Please note this is an unpaid volunteer role.

To apply or to enquire further please contact Pythons General Manager Steve Guy: info@pythons.org.uk  (all enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence)