Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) seeks an innovative, experienced, and accomplished leader to serve as Head Coach Men’s Basketball, building upon the Athletic Department’s rich history and preparing EKU for the best possible future in the rapidly changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics.
With its appearance in the 2015 CIT, Eastern Kentucky University has made six national postseason tournament appearances in the last 11 years, including two NCAA Tournament trips (2007 & 2014). The Colonels have received bids to three straight national postseason tournaments, a first in program history. Eastern’s 86 wins over the last four years are the most during any four-year period in program history. Eastern Kentucky has finished in the top-3 in the OVC in three straight seasons. EKU is one of only two teams to qualify for each of the last 13 Ohio Valley Conference tournaments. The Colonels have posted three straight 20 win seasons, including a school record 25 victories in 2012-13. The 2013-14 team nearly upset No. 2 seed Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 2014-15 squad registered 21 wins, including a 28-point victory at No. 18 Miami.
Major Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for planning the structure of, developing the schedule for, and conducting all practices and individual workouts
Responsible for working with all men’s basketball student-athletes to improve their individual skills and the performance of the team as a unit
Develop goals for players based on their abilities and the needs of the team
Oversee the identification and evaluation of prospective student-athletes (PSAs)
Maintain appropriate written records of the recruitment process including telephone logs, official visit documentation, requests for academic evaluations and contact and evaluation records required by NCAA and OVC regulations
Oversee PSA official and unofficial campus visits
Conduct and oversee permissible contact with PSAs and their family members
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A master’s or advanced degree is preferred.
Five years of related experience, preferably in Division I collegiate coaching
Must demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and men’s basketball fundamentals, conducting practices and game management
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2015 position will remain open until filled.