Head Women’s Basketball Coach | Walsh University



Posted: 17-May-22

Location: North Canton, Ohio

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

Internal Number: 51492

Position Summary

Walsh University is a member of NCAA Division II that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach will lead and manage all facets of the program with emphasis on teaching and mentoring team member’s relative to sport specific skills, NCAA II rules and regulations, individual and team development concepts as well as life skills education. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Athletics/Director of Athletics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coaching duties: budgets, scheduling, transportation, practices, game preparation
  • Educates and mentors student athletes in all aspects of their holistic development; mind, body and spirit.
  • Procurement of equipment as necessary
  • Supervision of Assistant Coaches
  • Supervision of Work-Study Students assigned to Women’s Basketball.
  • Development of an effective Off-season Program
  • Development and Operation of Clinics and Camps
  • Establishing an environment that supports and promotes academic excellence in student-athletes
  • Recruiting
  • Responsible for abiding by NCAA II compliance rules and legislation as well as educating student-athletes about those rules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President/Director of Athletics
  • Failure to comply by NCAA II rules will be grounds for discipline and/or termination.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

    Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

    Must understand and support the Mission, Vision and Code of Ethical Conduct of Walsh University, as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and possess the following:

    Education: Master’s degree preferred.  Bachelor’s degree required. 

     Work Experience:  At least 3 years’ experience as a head coach at the collegiate level or other significant experience relative to coaching Women’s Basketball and/or the administration of an intercollegiate athletics program.                          

     Skills and abilities:

    • Professional demeanor and ability to interact with charity towards students, staff and faculty. Positive attitude a must.
    • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, Outlook

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

    • Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
    • Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, indoor and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
    • Must be able to handle and communicate over loud noises in gymnasium; whistles, crowd noise; yelling and screaming.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants must submit a completed online application and any additional documents requested by the search/interview committee. This may include resume, unofficial transcripts, etc.

    About Walsh University

    Walsh University is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and passionate individual who is enthusiastic about the environment found on a private, values based, Catholic liberal arts campus. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University.  Walsh University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.