Head Women's Basketball Coach | University of New Hampshire

Summary of Position

Manage all aspects of UNH Division I women’s basketball program, which includes coaching; game management; recruitment of prospective student-athletes; monitoring of student-athletes’ academic progress; compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules; alumni relations; fundraising; and the supervision of assistant coaches.


  • Coach will plan and organize Women’s Basketball program including developing game plans; training and conditioning programs; organizing practice sessions; developing and retaining athletically talented student-athletes to compete successfully within the conference, regionally and/or nationally.
  • Encourage student-athletes to perform to their highest academic potential, monitoring student-athletes’ progress toward degree requirements to remain eligible. Monitor the retention eligibility of student-athletes as it impacts women’s basketball Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR).
  • Travel with the team, plan for equipment and supplies including uniforms, maintenance. Responsible for ensuring that team expenditures do not exceed team budget.
  • Assess talent and actively recruit talented student athletes to the women’s basketball program who are suitable for the UNH academic programs. This includes traveling to evaluate players abilities, phone calls, letter writing, on campus meetings and scholarship recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain strong alumni, parent, and booster support for your sport; work with basketball team’s booster group, and the UNH Foundation to increase annual contributions and scholarships for the basketball team and the Athletics department.
  • Public relations responsibilities. Attending on/off campus functions representing the program. Speaking at high-schools, clubs, banquets, lecturing at summer camps. Actively pursue strong print and electronic media relations.
  • Pass the NCAA coaches certification test, attend all mandatory NCAA compliance meetings and maintain appropriate forms and documentation in office files to be reviewed upon request. Maintain competency with respect to knowledge of, compliance with, state and federal laws, University policies/regulations, America East Conference rules/policies, and NCAA rules. Report to the Director of Athletics any violation of NCAA, conference, and/or institutional rules.
  • Coach will represent the University on the highest professional level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character. Coach must respect the rights and dignity of each student-athlete. Coach also must display sensitivity to diversity issues and shall work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. Coach will be an ambassador for UNH Athletics and build strong relationships with institutional colleagues and the state’s populace.


Acceptable minimum level of education

  • Bachelor’s degree


Acceptable minimum years of experience

  • 3-5 years.


Additional Preferred Qualifications

Additional preferred qualifications include: public relations skills, ability to coordinate and supervise a staff, and experience as a former basketball player. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated a commitment to promoting excellence to achieving ethnic, gender and cultural diversity. A collegial disposition and a sense of humor.


Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. At least five years of coaching experience.

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.