Head Men's Basketball | Otero College


Posted: 22-Apr-22

Location: La Junta, Colorado

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Salary: $33,000- $36,000



Coaching – Basketball


Jr. Collegiate Sports

Salary Details:

On campus meal plan, excellent benefit package including PERA retirement, health vision, dental, life insurance, and paid annual and sick leave. 11 month position (241 workdays/year)

Internal Number: 100110

Under the supervision of the Athletic Director the Head Men’s Basketball Coach will:


  1. Serve as head coach for the men’s intercollegiate basketball program.
  2. Recruit and recommend the acceptance of prospective athletics.
  3. Supervise practice sessions according to scheduled times.
  4. Responsible for and commitment to the teaching and development of basketball skills to student-athletes that promotes diversity and inclusion within the program and on campus.
  5. Make the necessary arrangements for traveling to scheduled intercollegiate events.
  6. Schedule, in conjunction with the Athletic Director, all intercollegiate events for the basketball season with as little of class time missed as possible within NJCAA and Region IX guidelines.
  7. Monitor academic progress of student-athletes including having study tables and securing tutors.
  8. Provide data, research, and team informational requests to the Athletic Director as needed.
  9. Hire, train, supervise and mentor assistant coaches.
  10. Operate the sport program with integrity and within the scope and intent of NJCAA, Region IX, OJC Athletic Department and college regulations.
  11. Comply with all NJCAA rules, procedures, and eligibility standards and follow the guidelines established in the NJCAA Handbook. 
  12. Work in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer when a player is injured.  Complete the necessary forms and turn in immediately to the Athletic Director.
  13. Coordinate all physical arrangements for all home events.
  14. Assist other coaches with the implementation of the other intercollegiate athletic programs.
  15. Plan, organize, and direct all camps.
  16. Demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion efforts that include culturally responsible coaching and success of a diverse student-athlete.
  17. Demonstrate commitment to community service.
  18. Demonstrate committment to training and informing student athletes on responsibility and expectation of Title IX and sexual assault training.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Act as initial liaison with student/athletes under your direction for issues such as campus visitation, inquires, parental questions, student/athlete questions and our program set-up with the Athletic Director.
  1. Provide proper guidance regarding class attendance and conduct with student/athletes under your direction.  This includes informing the Athletic Director of any major violations by your current student/athletes.
  2. Provide program discipline as needed to ensure the program is functioning within the scope and goals of our athletic program regarding academic and conduct matters whether in the classroom, during participation, or in the community.
  3. Work with Recruitment and Social Media Coordinator on gathering team information for Media Guide and Web-Site.
  4. Participates in corporate partner fund raising projects.
  5. Foster positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and corporate partners while interacting successfully with department personnel and the college community.
  6. Promote community interest in the athletic program by being actively involved in community activities that display or demonstrate interest in the College’s programs.
  7. Establish and maintain direct contact with area high schools as well as other relevant local public agencies.
  8. Assist in the coordination of all athletic activities regarding marketing functions with corporate sponsorship programs including all activities, media guides, and outreach programs.
  9. Assist in coordinating facility usage with area schools, City of La Junta, and other campus coaches including keeping Athletic Director informed of usage agreements that may need changed, etc.
  10. Secure Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and be fully trained to drive all needed vehicles.  Serve as the driver of college vehicles needed for all travel to and from games and as needed for other events.  Report any problems with vehicles to the Athletic Director.  Do all pre and post trip checks in conjunction with driving the bus under CDL proper procedure.
  11. Contact and keep local media agencies up to date and all other relevant media outlets with your team’s sports information.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Coaching experience
  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Recruiting experience
  • Successful coaching experience at the college level
  • Playing experience at the college level
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse student populations with special emphasis on first-generation, low-income, and students of color
  • Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.



$33,000- $36,000 Dependent upon education & experience

On-campus meal plan

Excellent benefit package including PERA retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance. Paid annual and sick leave.

11-month technical-professional position- 241 workdays/year



For consideration, an applicant file must contain:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
  4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references



            Open Until Filled – 1st review of applications will be May 6, 2022



            As soon as possible

Submit Application Packet To:

Otero College

Attn:  Kelsey Barbee

Director of Human Resources

1802 Colorado Ave

La Junta, CO  81050

FAX:  (719) 384-6947

Or Email To:  [email protected]

Inquiries May Be Directed To:

            Kelsey Barbee

(719) 384-6824