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.

Live Blog Transfer Window Live - July 23

 

Latest Stories

31 minutes ago
Great Britain's Jenny Jones with her bronze medal won in the Sochi Winter Olympics (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a desperate plea for help after her laptop containing all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car.

Read more
12:32
The cyclist's helmet camera captured the sickening moment that a car slammed into him [Picture from Youtube]

A cyclist was hit by a car in Romford, slammed into the windscreen and miraculously landed on his feet - and caught the whole thing on his helmet cam.

Read more
11:22
The trio lured their victim to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A woman lured her fiancé to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death with the help of two other men so they could steal £200 from him.

Read more

TOP STORIES

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.