Berry College invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 10-month position of head men’s basketball coach with additional administrative responsibilities to be assigned depending on the successful candidates skills set and experiences. Located midway between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., on a 26,000-acre campus just north of Rome, Ga., Berry is an independent, co-educational, liberal arts college with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Berry challenges students to embrace a firsthand educational experience that complements challenging academic programs with opportunities for meaningful student work experiences, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This is a unique opportunity to create a program grounded in the mission of the college that incorporates an integrated education of the head, the heart, and the hands.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the successful candidate will be responsible for the organization, supervision and administration of an NCAA Division III intercollegiate men’s basketball program. The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education, Division III athletics and an appreciation for and commitment to NCAA, Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and institutional culture. The candidate should possess good communication skills, strong leadership and mentoring abilities, and the ability to create a culture that is both disciplined and caring. Others duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget management, practice and game preparation/management, scheduling, compliance, public relations, alumni communication, staff supervision, fundraising, equipment management, recruitment of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, and a commitment to the student-athlete’s academic progress and degree completion. Along with coaching responsibilities, the candidate will be assigned administrative responsibilities in the Department of Athletics. The ideal candidate will have experience in creating campus and community support for a basketball program and its athletes in addition to strengthening a program within a highly successful athletic program.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to: HMBC Recruitment, P.O. Box 495037, Mount Berry, GA 30149. The job is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. Starting date is negotiable. Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Previous coaching on the NCAA Division III collegiate level is preferred. This position includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 03092018
About Berry College
Overview of Berry
For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902.
Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 1,850 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.
Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with ...Christian values. The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
Berry College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.
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Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 26,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.