Head Men's Basketball Coach | Drury University

The Drury University Department of Athletics invites applications in a national search for the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. This full-time position is responsible for leading, managing and administering all aspects of the Division II men’s basketball program in accordance with NCAA, conference and University rules and regulations while: 1) creating an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teaching student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) winning championships. The new head coach’s ability to achieve those three goals is facilitated by: 1) a generous scholarship allotment, 2) the assistance of two full-time assistant coaches and one graduate assistant coach, 3) a competitive operating budget, and 4) one of the best arenas in Division II. The head coach must have a philosophy that maintains a competitive Division II program that values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes while emphasizing the university and athletics department mission, vision, core values and culture.

Traditional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) coaching effectively in practice and competition; 2) energetic and engaged recruiting; 3) promoting an atmosphere of compliance and student-athlete academic performance; 4) scheduling and budget management; 5) fundraising; 6) program organization; 7) teaching life skills to student-athletes; and 8) engaging the university and local community by building relationships with constituent group members, and by personal and team participation in community service activities.

For consideration, please submit via the Drury employment website: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, your vision for the program and your coaching philosophy, 2) a resume, and 3) contact information for professional references. All applicants must apply via the Drury employment website and are not accepted via mail, e-mail or fax. For assistance, contact the Drury Human Resources Department at 417-873-7434.

This is a full-time position with a full benefits package. Full-time benefits include tuition remission, health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement and tax savings plans. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Drury University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Drury University is an open and welcoming community from a rich variety of cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community which affirms the quality and worth of all peoples and appreciates the diversity of human culture, language, history and experience. Drury University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in its programs and activities.

Qualifications •A bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of two years of experience teaching and coaching the sport, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. •An understanding of, and commitment to the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, when properly implemented, can play in the educational development of Drury student-athletes •Possession of a thorough knowledge of the sport, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and an ability to enhance athlete development •Leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics •Budget management experience •Ability to recruit qualified student-athletes to an academically competitive institution •Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules •Ability to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities of all assistant coaches and other individuals directly and indirectly involved with the program •Ability to work successfully with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community •Ability to motivate and develop student-athletes academically and athletically •Ability to work evening and weekend hours •Ability to travel for work-related activities (e.g., competitions and recruiting) •Attention to detail while maintaining an understanding of the big picture •Strong organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize workload and meet short-term deadlines on a regular basis •Strong written and verbal communications skills •Ability to supervise assigned staff •Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills •Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities and international student-athletes •Ability to manage competition scheduling, budgets, fundraising and teaching life skills to student-athletes •Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record •Proficiency with appropriate computer applications and general office equipment and software EOE