The hunt for a new head coach at Scarborough RUFC has kicked in following Jason Lowde’s decision to leave his post at the end of the season.
Lowde will depart the role after Scarborough’s season finale at Driffield on Saturday, citing work commitments as the driving force behind his decision.
Lowde will leave after one season in the job and has enjoyed mixed results on the pitch at Silver Royd during his short tenure.
SRUFC chief executive Graeme Young paid tribute to Lowde.
He said: “It was a difficult decision for Jason to make as he is so committed to both rugby and Scarborough Rugby Club.
“Balancing a family life, an increasing work commitment and coaching a club the size of ours proved difficult.
“Jason always likes to give 100 per cent commitment to anything he takes on and his work commitments did not allow him the contact-time he wanted with the players.
“He will continue to be a hugely important part of the club and I have no doubt whatsoever that in due course, when time allows, he will return to the head coaching role.”
Young revealed that the search for Lowde’s replacement has already begun.
He added: “Looking forward, every situation is an opportunity and we will now be appointing a coach from outside of the club who will build on the work that Jason started but also bring his own fresh ideas and impetus.
“The recruitment process has started and we expect to make an announcement shortly. Next season could be one of the most exciting for some time with a new coach and at least three new quality players joining the club.”