Head Men's Basketball Coach | D'Youville College



Posted: 13-Apr-22

Location: Buffalo, New York

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Salary: Full-time w/ benefits



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

D’Youville University, located in the West Side of Buffalo, NY is a nationally-ranked private university located in vibrant Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1908, D’Youville offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral degrees in liberal arts, business, and healthcare. Small class sizes, experiential education, and interprofessional learning environments prepare D’Youville students for success upon graduation.

D’Youville has been accepted to NCAA Division II Membership and is in year two of the NCAA-mandated three-year transition to achieve active member status in Division II. D’Youville Athletics has been accepted to and competes within the DII East Coast Conference.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach is responsible for the development of a competitive Men’s Basketball program within NCAA Division II guidelines. General tasks include all aspects of managing and coaching the D’Youville Men’s Basketball program.

Specific tasks performed:

  1. Contribute to the educational mission of D’Youville by offering leadership that reflects D’Youville Athletics commitment to excellence, integrity, and respect.
  2. Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including monitoring team budget, scholarship distribution, player management, scheduling, compliance, expense reports, game day operations, and conducting camps and/or clinics.
  3. Provide an organized recruiting strategy of student-athletes for the Men’s Basketball program.
  4. Coordinate with athletic administration on eligibility requirements to ensure full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. Provides administration of financial aid for both prospective and enrolled student athletes.
  5. Monitor student-athlete academic performance and utilizes campus resources to assist in student athlete academic progress.
  6. Coordinate travel (ex: bus/air, hotel, meals, etc.) and organizes supervision of players while on the road.
  7. Oversee operational activities of assistant coaches, provides professional development opportunities, and prepares annual coaching evaluations.
  8. Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as required.
  9. Maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with support staff in administration, athletic communications, athletic training, compliance, and facilities/operations, to assist in implementation of an efficient and effective program and department.
  10. Maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with campus constituents.
  11. Participate in fundraising initiatives. Engage in special events to generate interest within the College community, parents, and alumni.
  12. Develop an effective outreach program with student-athletes that engages and supports the D’Youville community and the Buffalo community.
  13. Collaborate with sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for the program.
  14. Become an advocate and expert of D’Youville’s mission, community, and academic standards on and off campus.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or sport supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques to effectively create and establish program culture.
  3. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  4. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, master’s degree is preferred.
  2. 5+ years of collegiate coaching experience is required.
  3. Proven successful recruiting of quality student-athletes.
  4. Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, the ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.
  5. Valid driver’s license required.