Assistant to the Head Coach-Women's Basketball | Murray State University


Posted: 25-Apr-22

Location: Murray, Kentucky

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Operations – Administrative Support


Collegiate Sports

The Assistant to the Head Coach will assist the Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball program with daily operations, including but not limited to recruiting, scheduling, community events and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities & Duties Recruiting: Coordination of countable coaches on & off campus recruiting efforts. Maintain an expansive industry/professional network both nationally and globally to assist in recruiting prospective student athletes. Assist Head Coach with daily practice planning & organization. Provide player/offense/defense/special team scouting reports. Maintain regular communication with Head Coach regarding strengths and areas for improvement within the basketball program. Prepare film study sessions for player and team development. Serve as the lead for opponent scouting and file review sessions. Responsible for coordinating all aspects and logistical details of official and unofficial visits for the women’s basketball program. Responsible for managing an internal recruiting database and calendar/rhythm for each PSA within that database. Assisting with graphics and other visual designs for recruiting purposes.

Player Development Program Lead/direct a fully comprehensive player development program including but not limited to leadership, financial literacy, media training, player mentor program, post college transition planning/preparation, nutrition, strength and conditioning, etc. Serve as the women’s basketball liaison for the athletic department’s ‘Racer Road’ comprehensive student, person, player, professional program. Design and assist with implementing assessment plans for each individual player. Serve as liaison to strength and conditioning coach and develop, monitor, and assess play nutrition program. Monitor, in coordination with strength coach and athletic training staff, rest and recovery for each player. Serve as name, image and likeness coordinator for the women’s basketball program. Develop and lead professional opportunities program for players. Serve as a mentor to both educate and assist with the process of turning professional.

Alumni Relations Program Create and manage an alumni network/database of former players of the program. Establish an annual calendar/rhythm of actively engaging former players including but not limited to written/email correspondence, special events, attendance at home basketball games, fundraising efforts, homecoming event, etc. Lead & direct all alumni reunion efforts within the women’s basketball program. This would include special recognitions (both individuals and teams) at home events, campus events and other community events.

Special Events/Community Events Assist senior departments staff with a comprehensive season ticket sales effort including execution and promotion of sales effort Assist athletic department staff in fundraising events specific for Women’s Basketball as needed (appearances at special events, social media promotion of fundraising efforts, etc.). Coordinate and plan visits annually to schools, hospitals and volunteer opportunities in the community for student-athletes. Initiate and secure opportunities annually for coaching staff to speak to local groups, advisory boards, philanthropic organizations, elementary schools, etc. Responsible for communicating, promoting program via social media. Assist with the end of the year banquet and senior send off for each season.

Daily Operations Work with the coaching staff to direct the day to day operations of the sport program. Work with Head Coach and AD to develop short-and-long-range planning. Make recommendations to improve/change current policies/procedures. Responsible for developing a manual for recruiting, academics and student-athletes, consistent with university and departmental policy. Responsible for managing and remaining within individual sport budget. Responsible for directing all operations according to university and departmental policy and procedures. Maintains Twitter and Instagram pages for the team.

Player/Parent Contact Serve as liaison between coaches and parents Main parent contact

Academic Liaison Responsible for compiling and processing academic and admission information on prospects, which includes: preparing pre-application binders for: Admissions, Athletic Director, Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Director of Compliance; this includes: pre-application binders containing the following: pre-applications for admission, transcripts, test scores, progress reports, high school profile, etc. Responsible for maintaining academic paperwork, inform coaches on needed items, maintaining individual files for all players, transcript breakdowns for top prospects or by request of coach. Assist with the monitoring of academic progress of student-athletes. Establish and maintain an environment conducive to the welfare and academic success of the student-athlete. Establish and maintain effective interactions with student, staff, and administrators. Adheres to all policy and procedures, including prohibition of contacting faculty directly.

Summer Camps Serve as director for all summer campus, team camps, and clinics. Follow all departmental and NCAA guidelines related to summer camps and clinics. Work with staff in order to develop the logistics of each camp. Maintain proper records of each camp, individual campers/teams, and all financial transactions. Provide full disclosure of each camp to business office. Responsible for all recruiting aspects of summer camps. This includes: providing lists of prospects attending camp to coaches, separating prospects from general campers on day of camp, providing recorded times to coaches during camp.

Adherence to Compliance Maintain complete and thorough knowledge of all NCAA rules, both adopted and submitted for consideration at NCAA. Educate coaches on all rules, serving as liaison to Director of Compliance. Attend monthly compliance meetings held by the compliance office. Follow NCAA Rules and institutional policies related to team travel, complimentary tickets, recruiting and other compliance related topics in the day-to-day operations of the women’s basketball program. Adhere to the “Ask before you Act” philosophy on all compliance matters. Maintain effective records and correspondence related to all compliance related matters including but not limited to phone logs, CARA reports and additional compliance reports required by the program. Complete all required paperwork as required by the NCAA Compliance Office. Prepare reports, records, and other related documents; prepare request for national letter of intent and applications, monitor grant-in-aid list and numbers, with a sensitivity to counters.

Team Travel Direct and coordinate logistics (meals, itineraries, practice times, lodging, transportation, etc.) for team travel for home/away games, post-season championships. Manage team travel within available budgeted resources, receiving preapproval for all transactions. Submit for payment all invoices, submitting travel requests and vouchers in a timely fashion.

Scheduling Responsible for scheduling contests to develop team competition schedules that meets revenue obligations, maintains competitive balance and regional rivalries, fits within team travel budgetary resources, is viewed by fans as attractive, remains within NCAA parameters, and positions team strategically for post-season competition (i.e. seeding). Request preparation of game contracts to AD office. Submit contracts for away games to AD office for signature and processing. Strategically research data pertaining to game guarantees to maximize revenue opportunities (WinAD). Meet all scheduling requirements, if any, as stipulated by conference membership.

As a member of the Murray State University Athletic Department, you shall comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations as provided in the NCAA Division I Manual. If you are found in violation of NCAA regulations, you shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant repetitive violations.

long with the application, the following items must be included:

Letter of application Resume Contact information for three (3) references

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along? with all required materials? by April 29, 2022.? Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
  • One year of experience in a collegiate sport specific program at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with video editing platforms, social media, and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong knowledge of intercollegiate athletics
  • Effective communication, both written and oral
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of student-athletes, coaches & staff
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills
  • Ability to understand budgeting principles
  • Proficient with video editing software specific to sport application
  • Highly proficient with current technology and trends
  • Established relationships and knowledge of the Murray community and region
  • Ability to work nights and weekends. Travel is necessary component of position.
  • Supervision of student managers (2-3 per year) within the program.