Reporting to the Head Coach and Athletic Director, the Assistant Coach performs a variety of duties including planning, coaching, recruiting, managing and guiding the women’s basketball program. This professional coaching position carries out all of the duties of the position in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NAIA, and the University. This position may, at times, direct the work of an assistant coach, volunteer or graduate assistant.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include:
Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. Coordinate with the Athletic Business Office the planning of recruiting and team travel.
Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NAIA and Conference regulations. Coach team members individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques. May manage a designated skill development area or group of positions (offense, defense, point guards, forwards, etc.). Develop and recommend game strategy and position assignments through the scouting of opponents. Teach and demand respect and sportsmanship towards officials, opponents, teammates and oneself, as well as correct techniques and skills to play the sport and to help players avoid injury.
Comply with academic policies, standards and requirements of the university, including the monitoring and encouraging the regular progress toward an academic degree. Make good faith efforts, in cooperation with the university’s faculty and administration, to meet all student-athletes’ academic requirements and to integrate sports into the whole spectrum of academic life for all student-athletes. Use reasonable efforts to arrange travel and scheduling by student-athletes in such a manner as to minimize lost classroom time.
Help monitor the purchase of uniforms, equipment and supplies, including accountability for expense control and administration of the sport’s budget. Ensure the facilities and any checked out equipment is properly maintained and in proper order before, during, and after practices or games. Participate in the selection and fitting of team equipment.
Promote the athletic program and specific sport by attending and participating in a reasonable number of public relations programs, community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing. Assist in the organization of sports information materials such as media guides, press releases, etc., as directed by the Head Coach.
Perform other related duties that are incidental to the work described herein, such as: notifying players of practices, games, and team meetings; managing the sport network and/or facility; rental, oversight of Red Wolf Partners, Club, or Foundation; serving as recruiting coordinator, and/or Graf center coordinator.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
A Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, public health, exercise and wellness, behavioral sciences, or a related field is required along with one (1) year full-time, professional coaching experience at the high school level or above. Two (2) years of graduate school work is equivalent to 1 year professional experience.
American Heart Instructor Certification in CPR as well as playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
Strong commitment to the student-athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NAIA rules and regulations are required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals along with the ability to write routine reports and correspondence is needed. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization along with the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public is required.
Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes together with the ability to drive a motor vehicle on behalf of Indiana University and certification in basic first aid are also required. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of and the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs is needed.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form together with the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations are required. Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the university, the KIAC and the NAIA.
Ability to attend seminars, meetings, and other professional development opportunities at or away from IU East along with the knowledge of management methods and ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility and provide direct training and supervision as needed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package.