Under general supervision, the head men’s basketball coach is responsible for the organization and administration of the intercollegiate basketball programs within the policies, guidelines, and rules of the NCAA, the Conference, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This includes recruiting quality student-athletes, developing successful basketball program, and scheduling. Has overall responsibility for compliance of University policies and procedures and state or federal mandates for responsibility areas. The Coach shall promote the SWOSU environment of celebrating diversity in all forms. These tasks are to be performed in a manner that professionally, cordially and efficiently assist the students, faculty, staff and visitors who come in contact with this Office.
Description of Job Duties
• Responsible for coaching men’s basketball team in a professional and efficient manner. • Responsible for recruiting and retaining quality student-athletes to SWOSU’s basketball program. • Plan and coordinate practices. • Monitor academic progress of student-athletes. • Work cooperatively with the Athletic Director in matters pertaining to the basketball program. • Coordinate travel for basketball team. • Promote and adhere to NCAA rules and regulations. • Willingness to work with External Affairs in fund raising efforts. • Cultivate a positive and professional relationship with boosters. • Promote a positive image of SWOSU through participation in community and professional organizations, representing SWOSU at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishing and maintaining credible relations with various news media and other collegiate sports information offices. • Responsible for the effective and efficient development and utilization of the Department’s budgetary funds, this includes overseeing and accountability for budgetary record keeping and usage of monies and scholarships. • Supervise, train, provide direction, and assign responsibilities for all assistant coaches.
Education and Experience
•Master’s degree required or working toward the degree. Experience in coaching basketball at college level desired. • Must achieve and maintain minimum training requirements in First Aid and CPR within first six months of employment. • Must be willing to travel and maintain a current and valid driver license. • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the President of SWOSU or his/her designee may find appropriate. • Master’s degree required or working toward the degree. Experience in coaching basketball at college level desired. • Teaching experience in secondary education or college level preferred. • Must achieve and maintain minimum training requirements in First Aid and CPR within first six months of employment. • Must be willing to travel and maintain a current and valid driver license. • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the President of SWOSU or his/her designee may find appropriate.
Location: Weatherford, Oklahoma
For more information or to apply for this position, please visit https://jobs.swosu.edu/postings/2187
Internal Number: STA00247P
About Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The mission of Southwestern Oklahoma State University is to provide educational opportunities in higher education that meet the needs of the state and region; contribute to the educational, economic, and cultural environment; and support scholarly activity. Major areas of study on the Weatherford campus, associate degree programs on the Sayre campus, the general education curriculum, and participation in student activities/organizations provide opportunities for students to obtain skills, knowledge, and cultural appreciation that lead to productive lives and effective citizenship.