Head Women’s Basketball Coach | Bridgewater



Posted: 19-Apr-22

Location: Bridgewater, Virginia

Type: Full-time

Preferred Education: Masters



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

Internal Number: 186674

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach, to begin immediately. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Athletics.


Responsibilities include the leadership organization, administration, and supervision of all aspects of the intercollegiate women’s basketball program, including but not limited to:

  • Recruiting qualified student-athletes with a commitment to academic success, in collaboration with the Admission Office;
  • Planning, scheduling, organizing and conducting practices and competitions, including necessary travel, accommodations and meals;
  • Providing feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance;
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring and actively encouraging participants to succeed academically and represent the College with the utmost integrity;
  • Managing resources and budgets;
  • Conducting fundraising and alumni development activities, as appropriate, under the guidelines of the Department of Athletics.
  • Attending athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities;
  • Working with the Office of Athletic Media Relations and the Office of Marketing and Communications with respect to internal and external publicity;
  • Representing the College and the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times;
  • Complying with all NCAA, conference and college policies and regulations; and
  • Performing such additional responsibilities within the Department of Athletics as may be assigned.
  • Complying with all NCAA, conference and college policies and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Prior collegiate competitive playing experience.
  • Proven basketball coaching experience, preferably Division III, with a track record of success (head basketball coaching experience preferred)
  • Proven basketball recruiting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic competency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state’s lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLY:  Please complete the online application at www.bridgewater.edu/careers and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.  The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email [email protected]

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or any characteristic protected by law.

The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years. The reports are available at https://bridgewater.box.com/s/4ma6tlh30y8cat9un192ugo3dm6n29y9

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