Usasz departs Barking as club prepare for National Two South next season

12:02 04 May 2012

Tim Usasz

Tim Usasz

EMPICS Sport

Barking Rugby Club will face another summer of change as head coach Tim Usasz confirmed he will not continue in the post next season.

The American international replaced former chief Martin Jones in November last year, but was unable to keep the Gale Street outfit in National One as they finished bottom on 41 points and face life in National Two South next season.

After a difficult first coaching role, Usasz has opted to leave the club and Barking must now start their search for a third coach since former incumbent Alex Codling left for London Scottish last summer.

“I would have loved to have stayed, but it was just not possible,” said Usasz.

“I don’t feel that I know the players at the level which the club will be playing next season and I thought it would be best if they looked for someone new who might be able to help them out.

“There was no talk about a budget at this stage and I couldn’t commit without knowing that.”

Usasz was originally brought in to work as a forwards coach, but after the departure of Jones the former Nottingham scrum-half took full control and he admitted that was a difficult role to fill.

“Circumstances chan-ged my role at the club and it was a difficult one to work with,” he said.

“Full credit goes to the players for sticking by the club.

“They could have chosen the easy option and left mid-season, but they carried on and they deserve praise for that.

“But this is my first coaching role and although it has been difficult for large parts it has been an enjoyable one.”

Many of the club’s squad have also expressed a desire to leave as Barking face up to life back in National Two.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

We look at the big names in the world of sport, music, fashion, TV and film that most influence these islands.

Read more

Paul Bettany has said playing an on-screen character in the latest Marvel film means working harder than when he was simply providing a voice.

Read more

Emmerdale’s Ryan Hawley thinks Robert Sugden’s feelings for Aaron Livesy are purely superficial.

Read more

Promoted content

Established in 1987, Tucci is one of the North's premier stores for branded clothing, footwear and accessories.

Save up to 70% on designer brands for Men and Women, including G-Star, Diesel, French Connection, Firetrap and many more….our sale is now on.

[Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images]

It’s the new year and you’re looking forward to booking your summer holidays - but how do sunny getaways change when you’ve got children?

Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton, Tottenham and Swansea are all out after a day of shocks in the FA Cup.

And all they’ve done is want to support the club…

Look, there’s no Premier League football so you’re just going to have to deal with it.

Because why not just get in a cage with some big cats?

Match Reports

TOP STORIES