Head Women's Basketball Coach | Bradley University



Posted: 23-Mar-22

Location: Peoria, Illinois

Type: Full-time



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

The Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

This twelve-month, full-time position is responsible for leading, managing, organizing and administering all phases of the basketball program in accordance with NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference rules and regulations. The Head Coach must have a philosophy that maintains a competitive Division I program emphasizing integrity and a championship mind set while valuing the educational and personal welfare of its student-athletes. Additional responsibilities also include coaching effectively in practice and competition, energetic and engaged recruiting, supervision of assistant coaches, scheduling and budget management, participating in promotional and fundraising activities, developing community and alumni support.

Renaissance Coliseum, a $50 million 4,200 seat arena serves as the competitive and practice venue for Bradley Women’s Basketball and Volleyball while also housing the entire department of athletics staff, a student-athlete academic support center and state-of-the-art strength training and sports medicine centers.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  Collegiate coaching and/or playing experience required. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to recruit, lead, motivate and develop student-athletes; excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; a commitment to excellence and sensitivity to cultural differences.  Proficiency with computer applications, general office software and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.  CPR certification is required within 30 days of hire.

To ensure full consideration, electronic submission of a cover letter addressing your vision and philosophy for the position, resume and complete contact information for three professional references including phone numbers. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.

To apply for this position, please click on the link below:


A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Our comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

COVID Expectations

ALL students, faculty, and staff MUST have received their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.   

The ONLY exceptions to this will be: 

  • Those who receive a medical or religious exemption for vaccination.
  • Those faculty and staff who are working entirely remotely and who will not be on campus. However, please note, individual programs may require you to be vaccinated to meet their requirements. 

We recognize the challenges and need for clarity in this ever-changing environment. Please visit the Bradley Unite website for full policy details.