UNB searches for women's hockey coach

The University of New Brunswick is on the hunt for a full-time coach for its women's varsity hockey team.

A recent job posting says the eligible candidate will be responsible for "providing all coaching duties consistent with the operation of a successful inter-university sport program."

Because the team won't start competing in the Atlantic University Sport until the 2018-19 season, the coach will spend the first several months on student-athlete recruitment, planning and preparation ahead of the season.

The university downgraded the team to a sports club in 2008, citing funding issues.

But after a complaint from former player Sylvia Dooley, the province's Labour and Employment Board ruled last March that the university discriminated on the basis of sex when it downgraded the team, and ordered it be reinstated.

The university sought a judicial review of that ruling, but said in December that it had agreed to withdraw the application after the parties entered into a settlement conference.

The deadline to apply for the job is March 17.

With files from The Canadian Press