Lions 7sThe Chicago Lions are now searching for a qualified and motivated person for the role of Sevens Men’s Head Coach. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an ambitious group of players that represent this winning club in the Midwest Rugby Union.

The goal of Chicago Lions Rugby is to win a national championship, establish a competitive academy, and network and recruit Chicago Lions players.

The Head Coach will lead 2 teams – 1 Elite and 1 Developmental – in all training and performance aspects, and will be responsible for developing a successful team environment during the selection, preparation and competition stages.

This opportunity would be from the beginning of June through the National Championships held on August 10-11th, 2019.

  • June 15 – Forest City 7s, Rockford, IL
  • June 22 – Firehouse 7s, Lemont, IL
  • June 29 – USAR Open Qualifier, location TBD
  • July 13 – Legacy 7s, Brighton, MI
  • July 20 – Midwest 7s Championship, Cincinnati, OH & Midwest AGM (Sunday)

Come be a part of a storied tradition with many past and current National caliber player at a state of the are training facility. Coaching stipend with bonus potential is available.

About the team

Chicago Lions Rugby is a premier rugby club in the Midwest and has been a consistent powerhouse in the United States rugby scene since the club’s inception in 1964.

The Chicago Lions are the only team in the Midwest to field fully competitive sides for Men’s Division 1, Men’s and Women’s Division 2, and Men’s and Women’s 7s. The Lions have had several teams within our organization, including an over-35 Grey Lions squad to keep our extensive network of players old and new active and involved. We have an elite, experienced coaching staff and are fortunate to also have a full-service training staff partnership with Athletico at their disposal for training sessions and matches both home and away.

The Lions call Chicago Hope Academy Field their home, located at 732 South Washtenaw in Chicago. This location is a direct result of a long term partnership with Chicago Hope Academy. This partnership with a private, coed college prep school for urban youth creates unique sponsorship opportunities for the club and its supporters. The Lions are also spearheading the development and coaching efforts of the Chicago Hope Academy youth rugby club.