Head Coach, Men’s Basketball | Moravian College

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Athletic Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises assistant coaches, interns and student workers as appropriate.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Head Coach of Men’s Basketball reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation and is responsible for all phases of a varsity athletic program. The head coach must direct and manage the operations of a varsity athletic program achieving predetermined goals and objectives set in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and Recreation. These include the development of student athletes, the recruitment of qualified student athletes, team management and operations, budgeting, management of assistant coaches and execution of team goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Note: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Develop student athletes to their highest potential both academic and athletic.
  • Recruit and enroll of qualified student athletes.
  • Work with the admissions office and the athletics recruiting coordinator in providing information to any interested prospective student athletes.
  • Communicate contacts with prospective student athletes to the Admissions office.
  • Advise and direct all squad members, captains, team representatives for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and team managers on all matters concerning their lives as students and athletes at the college.
  • Schedule and arrange all practices and competitions.
  • Prepare a schedule that complies with department policy, goals and objectives in conjunction with the Director of Athletics.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate all assistant coaches.
  • Organize and conduct effective training sessions and contests to improve student athletes’ athletic effectiveness.
  • Scout and prepare student athletes for opponents through effective game strategies.
  • Review and uphold all NCAA, Landmark Conference and Moravian College rules, regulations and policies.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct alumni events and programs.
  • Prepare and submit sport and equipment budget requests for approval prior to purchase as requested by the Director adhering to department and college budget policies.
  • Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Coordinate team travel, housing and meals for away events with Department administrative assistant; coordinating travel arrangements with the women’s basketball coach when necessary
  • Submit a travel itinerary for required away contests
  • Demonstrate at a high level leadership, sportsmanship, and personal and ethical conduct becoming of the College, the Landmark Conference, the NCAA and the appropriate professional coaching association.
  • Annually review and adhere to the NCAA, Landmark Conference, and sport rules and requirements noting any current sport rule changes.
  • Attend all required NCAA, Landmark Conference and sport association coaches meetings as well as Moravian college staff meetings.
  • Communicate and cooperate with the athletic training staff regarding athlete medical clearance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and the status of injured athletes.
  • Communicate and cooperate with the SID regarding the promotion of the team and individual student athletes.
  • Submit facility, game and practice requests to the Assistant Director of Athletics with facility and time usage request; coordinating your schedule with the head women’s basketball coach
  • Notify the Athletics office of any roster additions or deletions as soon as possible.
  • Assure that all game and practice uniforms, clothing and equipment are issued and returned to the equipment room staff in an appropriate and orderly fashion, and all equipment is inventoried within one week of the last contest.
  • Organize and conduct team community service activities each semester
  • Communicate, cooperate and assist the athletic administrative assistants and other institutional staff with the daily management of the sport program.
  • Develop promotional events and strategies for home contests in conjunction the office of Sports Information.
  • Submit an end of the season report including eligibility status of each student athlete, equipment inventory, year end self-evaluation and summary of season to the Director of Athletics at annual season-end meeting.
  • Performs other duties and special projects that may be assigned by the Director of Athletics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree required, masters preferred with a minimum of three years coaching at the intercollegiate level preferred; related coaching experience in other areas/levels considered (directly related business school or college courses may be substituted equally for up to one year’s experience); or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Must be detail-oriented and well organized. Strict confidentiality of information pertaining to the office and alumni is essential. Familiarity with word processing systems is essential; familiarity with spreadsheets and database creation and mainte­nance is essential. Previous operational experience with office equipment is essential. Prior experience with budget reconciliation is preferred. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking this link. Please attach documents as a PDF file.


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to walk about
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet
  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships
  • Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.