He resigned a fortnight later on 27 November 2006.  Murray Henderson was appointed. The following season, after a series of poor results, Coventry announced that Henderson would be moved within the club from 17 December 2007.  Phil Maynard took over coaching responsibilities. On 1 December 2009, it was reported that club owner Andrew Green had put the club into voluntary liquidation.  It was later reported that this attempt had failed and that the club would instead go into administration.  On 8 January 2010 it was announced that the club had come out of administration with the formation of a new company Coventry Rugby Ltd with investment from businessman Jon Bowles.  2010–2016: National League One Rugby The 2010–11 season saw the return of Phil Maynard, and although the club were relegated to National League 1, the management saw him as the man to start the new era at Coventry Rugby Club.
In December 2009 the club was placed into administration  and later in January 2010 brought back out thanks to Jon Bowles.  Coventry Rugby Ltd was created at this time and the first Board Of Directors was formed. A 15 point league deduction penalty was applied due to administration and relegation predictably followed from the Championship, with the club regrouping in National League 1 for the 2010–11 season with the club going part-time again. Steady progress followed under the guidance of the Board, with the desired aim being to climb back up the leagues but not at any cost financially. Rivalries The traditional local rivals are Moseley, with whom Cov enjoyed a regular and popular Boxing Day fixture. It was long considered one of English rugby's premier derbies. After decades in the top echelons of the game, both sides competed in the inaugural season of top- tier league rugby when it was instituted in 1987, but have since spent time bouncing between the first, second and third tiers (primarily the latter two).
Apoua Stewart, the Samoan international full back, was suspended for two years on 1 November 2006 after testing positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine. In doing so, he became the first Coventry player to fail a drug test. Stewart gave a positive sample after the game against Earth Titans at the Butts Park Arena on 9 September 2006. He admitted the offence when he appeared before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel at the Filton Holiday Inn Hotel in Bristol.  On 15 November 2006, the coach Mike Umaga, older brother of Tana Umaga, was also suspended following unspecified allegations.
A 4th-placed finish was Coventry's most competitive season since being relegated into National League One. Inconsistent away form prevented them from truly challenging for promotion. During the 2014–2015 season, on 24 January 2015, Coventry beat their previous wartime record for consecutive victories with a 32 – 22 home win over Cinderford.  The winning run of sixteen games ended with a 28 – 28 draw away at Richmond on 31 January 2015. The unbeaten run continued for another fortnight eventually reaching 18 games. It put the team in a position to challenge the league's only full-time professional side Ealing, who they'd beaten on the run, for the top spot before results tailed off.  Coventry finished 3rd.
In 1958 the Midlands won their first-ever match against a touring side, some two-thirds of the team which defeated Australia coming from the Coventry club. This was also the time when again Coventry players totally dominated the County side, which saw Warwickshire win the title seven times in eight seasons. The early 1960s saw the club's players continue to win international honours, indeed by the early 1970s at one time thirteen players from the club were representing England. The RFU Club Knock Competition, later to be known as the John Player Cup, was won in consecutive seasons 1972–73 and 1973–74, the second of which coincided with the centenary celebrations.
1998–2006 seasons In 1998, Keith Fairbrother, a former player for the club, became chairman. Fairbrother took over the club after it had gone into receivership that year (a role he would hold for eight years). In April 2004, Coventry played its final game at Coundon Road, its home for eighty-three years. 2006–2010: Under the ownership of Andrew Green On 23 August 2006, Andrew Green became the new owner and chairman of the club when he bought the controlling company (Butts Park Ventures (Coventry) Ltd) from Keith Fairbrother. Green was a former player and chief executive of Reading.
Coventry were crowned 'winners' 3 times between 1964 and 1987 (70, 73 and 83), making them the joint 2nd most successful English team of the period, alongside Bristol and Leicester Tigers and behind London Welsh. In 1987 the RFU implemented a National League system. Below is a list summarising Coventry's final league positions: 1987–88: Courage National Division 1 (level 1) – 11th (relegated) 1988–89: Courage National Division 2 (level 2) – 5th 1989–90: Courage National Division 2 – 4th 1990–91 Courage National Division 2 – 4th 1991–92: Courage National Division 2 – 6th 1992–93: Courage National Division 2 – 11th (relegated) 1993–94: Courage National Division 3 (level 3) – 1st (promoted / champions) 1994–95: Courage National Division 2 – 10th (relegated) 1995–96: Courage National Division 3 – 1st (promoted / champions) 1996–97: Courage National Division 2 – 3rd (lost promotion play-off) 1997–98: Allied Dunbar Premiership 2 (level 2) – 7th 1998–99: Allied Dunbar Premiership 2 – 7th 1999-00: Allied Dunbar Premiership 2 – 6th 2000–01: Jewson National Division 1 (level 2) – 5th 2001–02: Jewson National Division 1 – 4th 2002–03: Jewson National Division 1 – 6th 2003–04: National Division 1 – 12th 2004–05: National Division 1 – 6th 2005–06: National Division 1 – 10th 2006–07: National Division 1 – 10th 2007–08: National Division 1 – 9th 2008–09: National Division 1 – 9th 2009–10: RFU Championship (level 2) – 11th (relegated) 2010–11: National League 1 (level 3) – 8th 2011–12: National League 1 – 13th 2012–13: National League 1 – 9th 2013–14: SSE National League 1 – 4th 2014–15: SSE National League 1 – 3rd 2015–16: SSE National League 1 – 9th 2016–17: SSE National League 1 – 4th 2017–18: SSE National League 1 – champions (promoted) 2018–19: RFU Championship 8th Current standings Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points 1 Ealing Trailfinders 12 11 0 499 213 286 56 2 Jersey Reds 10 383 227 156 9 51 3 Coventry 8 371 301 70 43 4 Bedford Blues 7 5 366 364 6 37 Hartpury 280 296 −16 33 Doncaster Knights 308 293 15 30 Cornish Pirates 237 223 14 28 Nottingham 292 321 −29 24 Caldy 257 347 −90 17 Richmond 251 390 −139 20 Ampthill 250 289 −39 16 London Scottish 200 430 −230 If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: Number of matches won Difference between points for and against Total number of points for Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled Green background Championship winners will be promoted to the Premiership, subject to minimum standards criteria.
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A whole new squad was formed, alongside new coaching staff for the 2010–2011 with the aim of avoiding consecutive relegation's. Although it was announced that the 2011–12 budget would be lower than that of the previous season, the starting squad for 2011–12 appeared to contain more players vying for first XV team football. Mid- Season, Peter Rossborough stepped aside for Jon Sharpe to become Club Chairman The 2012–13 season ended with Coventry in 9th place in National League 1. Following this, for the start of the 2013–14 season, ex Welsh International 2nd row Scott Morgan become Head Coach, while retaining a playing role. The following season, on 29 March 2014, Cliffie Hodgson broke the club's all time point scoring record, beating Steve Gough's record which had stood since the 1998–99 season.
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