The Head Coach is responsible for managing all aspects of his/her team. The Head Coach is responsible for the organization/implementation of practices and games as well as the recruitment of players each season in accordance with NAIA rules and regulations. Head Coaches must make prospective student-athletes aware of all polices and procedures in the University Regulations and the Athletic Handbook.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Position:
Instruct student-athletes in all aspects of the designated sport Responsible for all aspects of research, content and preparation of academic teaching methodology relative to the specific sport Responsible for teaching and demonstrating to student-athletes the comprehensive safety methods, standards and policies for the University Monitored teaching and/or training of the most effective skills associated with athletic competition Educate and establish adherence guidelines associated with NAIA Mid-South conference rules Coordination, planning and development of the specific sports program Leading and monitoring both training and practice sessions Advise each student-athlete in reaching academic success and graduating in a timely manner Consistently maintain and encourage open lines of communication with the Athletic Director regarding matters related to the program Consistently communicate with the Faculty Athletic Representative and Athletic Director regarding all eligibility and scholarship offers Evaluate, mentor and support assistant coaches Monitor and ensure that injured players receive appropriate care Schedule games and practices seeking to minimize scheduling conflicts as much as practicable and to maximize fan participation to the extent possible Attend all practices, prepared with a clear and organized practice plan Attend all coaches meetings well prepared in order to address any issues which have arisen Manage game day operations Responsible for the team transport to away contests, either by driving or arranging for a driver Manage the team budget Manage team fundraising efforts Manage all recruiting, practice and travel forms Handle all aspects of camps and clinics offered Maintain and preserve the Athletic Department’s regulations Adhere to and promote the University and the Athletic Department mission, philosophy and objectives General maintenance to the fields, weight rooms and gyms, which may require lifting or moving of equipment weighing 50 pounds Must be able to stand for long periods of time
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills, Abilities, Knowledge
This is a twelve month position reporting to the Athletic Director. The Head Coach must have a strong commitment to athletics and exceptional independent judgment, problem solving and planning skills, with the ability to effectively motivate student-athletes. The Head Coach must possess the knowledge to teach the sport and the ability to recruit.
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred
Related Work Experience
1-3 years of college coaching experience preferred
Head Coaches are generally in high-profile positions with work often conducted in a high-paced, sometimes very stressful environment.