Assistant Women's Basketball Coach | Union University – Jackson, TN

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. This position is responsible for assistance to the maintenance of all courts, instruction of how to operate sport equipment safely and efficiently, and attendance of all games and practices.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

Instructs student-athletes about skills and execution needed to perform the sport of basketball effectively and competitively.

Serve as an academic advisor for Physical Education and Wellness Sport majors, counseling them on which classes within their chosen curriculum needed to register for in order to meet degree requirements.

Assist the Head Coach with the recruitment of team members by understanding the productivity of a balanced team, knowing how to recognize athletic ability, and attracting good players to this university.

Maintain all supplies and equipment, prepare and clean the courts before and after games.

Attend all games and practices scheduled.

Provide support to helpers within the coaching team.

Instruct all team members about rules, strategies, and techniques of basketball to prepare them for competition.

Contribute to a positive work climate and team effort within the school, as well as demonstrate positive sportsmanship in everyday situations.

Support the head coach in ensuring that all matters related to the team’s student-athletes adhere to NCAA rules and regulations as defined in the NCAA Division II Manual.

Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students.

Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.

Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies.

Make sure that all student-athletes understand NCAA and GSC rules and compliance standards.

** Union University is committed to strict compliance with any and all rules and regulations of the NCAA and the Gulf South Conference. An infraction by the employee of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference will render the employee subject to progressive disciplinary action including, but not limited to, immediate termination of employment. Infraction of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference shall include any infraction whatsoever, whether intentional or unintentional.