Head Men's Basketball Coach | Berry College



Posted: 21-Mar-22

Location: Mount Berry, Georgia

Type: Full-time

Preferred Education: Masters



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

About Berry College: Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

Job Description: Berry College invites applications and nominations for the full-time head men’s basketball coach position.

Berry College men’s basketball program began its inaugural season in 1986 and boasts an overall 459-181-54 (70.03%) all-time record. Originally an NAIA program with 3 national championships, the Vikings are now an NCAA Division III program with membership in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). As members of the SAA, the program holds an overall record of 32-18-6 (62.5%). Since joining DIII the Vikings have claimed 43 All-SAA selections, 133 SAA Academic Honor Roll honorees, and had a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. The men’s basketball program just completed a successful 2021-22 season with a record of 23-3. They also secured the SAA regular season and SAA tournament championships. This is a unique opportunity to join a strong athletic department with multiple nationally-ranked teams. The ideal candidate will have proven success as a coach in recruiting and coaching top student-athletes to compete for conference championships.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of Berry College’s men’s basketball program. The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education, Division III athletics, and an appreciation for and commitment to NCAA, Southern Athletic Association (SAA), and institutional culture. Along with coaching responsibilities, the candidate will be assigned administrative responsibilities in the Department of Athletics. The candidate will have experience in creating campus and community support for a men’s basketball program and its athletes in addition to continuing to build upon the competitive athletic program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of six (6) years of experience in collegiate coaching experience. Previous coaching experience on the NCAA Division III collegiate level is preferred. This position includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information: Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart, and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Berry College is an equal opportunity employer. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator VTTY 706-233-4062.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references at https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=144235. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired.