Head Coach, Women's Basketball | Lake Erie College



Posted: 17-May-22

Location: Painesville , Ohio

Type: Full-time

Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of head coach, volleyball.  Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The coach is responsible for recruiting and organization of the College’s volleyball program.


  • Organizes, in conjunction with the director of athletics, all aspects of the program, including facility, game, practice and operational duties.
  • Serves as recruiter for the sport of women’s basketball, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.
  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner and to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.
  • Works closely with the promotional and fundraising efforts of the athletics department.
  • Follows all institutional, NCAA, and GMAC regulations regarding women’s basketball in particular and athletics in general.
  • Makes budgetary suggestions regarding the proper operations and staffing of the areas of responsibility.
  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
  • Creates an environment and plan for the academic success of the team.
  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes.
  • Prior NCAA DII women’s basketball playing or coaching experience preferred.
  • Must have strong team-building and management skills.
  • Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff, as well as understand the student-athletes’ commitment to academics is a must.


Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting. 

Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to [email protected], (2) online at www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ or (3) to  Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ and http://www.lakeeriestorm.com. EOE


As one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Ohio’s Western Reserve, Lake Erie College is proud of its long heritage. From its start as a female seminary, in the Mount Holyoke style, to the coeducational institution it is today, the College has been a leader in higher education for over 160 years. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College fosters an environment of engagement, empowerment and self-evaluation in a diverse world, for both students and employees. We offer a rich menu of employee benefits in retirement, health, education and more, affirming the value we place in our employees.


Lake Erie College provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.