USA Rugby has advertised for a part-time head coach for its national women’s 7s team for 2010 as Sue Parker’s initial term comes to an end. Parker was initially appointed till the end of this year and USA Rugby are now advertising the position which is up for re-hire.
The job application says that the role is to identify and develop athletes, coaches and the national team for all upcoming elite camps, tournaments and test matches, and guide the direction of the squad.
Parker has held the role on a temporary basis since May of this year. She represented the United States in Sevens from 1997 to 2000 as a wing and went on to be head coach of the United States Naval Academy.
The USA are one of the most proactive nations when it comes to womens 7s having launched a city-based womens sevens league earlier this year and having had solid 7s structures in place ever before the decision of the IOC recently to include womens rugby in the Olympics from 2016.
The national squad recently met up at the National Training Center in Clermont ahead of their participation at the Dubai International Sevens in December.
Current USA Women's Sevens squad:
Sadie Anderson (Penn State WRFC), Annie Antar (Atlanta Harlequins Womens Rugby Club), Jeanna Beard (Severn River Rugby Women), Ida Bernstein (Keystone Rugby Club), Beth Black (Northern Virginia WRFC), Brenna Costello (Washington WRFC), Katie Dowty (Beantown WRFC), Jenna Flateman (New York Rugby Club), Kelly Griffin (Berkeley All Blues Rugby Club), Allyson Hemstreet (Berkeley All Blues Rugby Club), Lisa Henneman (Penn State WRFC), CJ Hildreth (Northern Virginia WRFC), Lauren Hoeck (Northern Virginia WRFC), Tess Kohanski (Syracuse University Womens Rugby Club). ,Jenny Lui (Chicago North Shore WRFC), Jen Nelson (Kansas City Jazz Rugby Football Club), Christiane Pheil (University of Colorado Womens Rugby Club), Alison Price (Brandywine Womens Rugby Club), Emily Record (Philadelphia WRFC), Lauren Rosso (Keystone Rugby Club), Kelly Seary (Beantown WRFC), Lauren Shaughnessy (Emerald City Mudhens Womens Rugby Club), Lindsey Stephenson (Buffalo Womens Rugby Club), Jossy Tseng (Berkeley All Blues Rugby Club), JoAnne Ward (Albany Knickerbocker Womens Rugby Club), Alison Worman (Keystone Rugby Club), Dianna Zempel (MARFU 15s)