Head Men's Basketball Coach | Missouri Southern State University Athletics


Posted: 14-Mar-22

Location: Joplin, Missouri

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

General Statement of Job

The Men’s Head Basketball Coach plans and directs recruitment, training, and performance of players for the varsity basketball team by performing the following duties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Essential Duties:

Primary purpose is to teach and coach student-athletes, plan practices, develop strategies for skill enhancement, schedule opponents, administer camps and clinics, and participate in fundraising activities and community development opportunities.

Develop, direct and supervise a comprehensive recruiting program with the goal of sustainable high academic and athletic performance, retention and graduation of basketball student-athletes.

Work effectively and collaboratively with medical staff, including athletic trainers, team physicians and strength and conditioning coaches to ensure the physical and mental health and well-being of student-athletes.

Conduct a basketball program in compliance with all applicable NCAA, MIAA, State, National and Institutional rules and regulations while promoting a culture of compliance. Lead the program to follow the best interest of the university mission and goals, in which student-athletes graduate and achieve competitive success.

Performs athletic administration and support activities, including monitoring of program’s budget and expenditures.

Maintaining a positive and professional relationship with student-athletes, alumni, media and fans.

Promotes academic success of student-athletes in conjunction with University academic support staff.

Hire, supervise, develop and evaluate assistant coaches.

Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university required. Master’s degree and collegiate coaching experience preferred.

Two years coaching experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Coaching certifications preferred. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet university’s insurance requirements for driving college vehicles required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or NCAA and MIAA regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of media, administrators, faculty, staff, students, public groups and/or Board of Regents.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Requires the ability to accept, receive, and/or collect payments.
  • Requires the ability to be accountable for inventory/property management.
  • Requires the ability to manage or administer grant funds.
  • Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Requires the ability to manage the budget within assigned department.
  • Requires the ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $1,000 without approval from supervisor.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
  • Requires the ability to use or repair small to medium size equipment.