Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach | Whitman College

POSITION PURPOSE Assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the Women’s Basketball Program.

Job Description/Duties This position reports to the W. Basketball Head Coach and serves as an entry-level position for persons looking at careers in coaching and athletics administration. Duties will include:

1)Recruiting for the Women’s basketball head coach with online tools including Slate. 2)Travel to viewing tournaments to evaluate prospective student-athletes and meeting with prospects when appropriate. 3)Writing recruiting letters, contacting recruits, screening incoming contact requests, and writing response letters. 4)Scouting opponents and assisting with scouting reports and film editing. 5)Manage game film exchange. 6)Assist with practice planning and on-court instruction. 7)Assist with preparation of in-season and out of season strength and conditioning workouts 8)Forty hours of game management responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant SID. 9)Special projects and duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1.Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and the ability to identify and recruit qualified student-athletes, including the ability to communicate effectively with recruits, parents, and coaches. 2.Outstanding skill instruction and teaching skills, ability to motivate students in both training and competitive realms, experience with training in and out of season, and the capacity to teach in both the varsity and academic settings. 3.Strong administrative and computer skills, particularly with film editing software and database management. 4.Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 5.Appreciation for the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly selective academic environment, and the desire to help student-athletes strive for balance in that rigorous setting. 6.Requires mostly standing, walking, and office work; ability to lift objects or loads weighing up to 50 pounds.


1.Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate, club, or high school level. 2.Valid driver’s license and ability to successfully pass a background check and driving record check. 3.Ability to pass a physical.

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