Saint Martin’s University Head Coach

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Saint Martin’s University, a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and NCAA Division II, is seeking applicants for the current opening of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for all phases of the Men’s Basketball program and will report directly to the Director of Athletics. The Head Coach is responsible for all scheduling, budgeting, recruiting, scouting, communicating and training associated with the successful operation of the Men’s Basketball program competing in the GNAC and NCAA Division II.

The Head Men’s Basketball Coach position includes but is not limited to the following duties:

Organize and coordinate coaching (daily, weekly, seasonal, conditioning phase and spring) based on a master plan for the program.
Conduct practice sessions (in whole or in component parts) to follow master plan.
Coach in games (conduct pregame, halftime and endgame talks) and communicate with staff and players in games.
Evaluate players periodically and cumulatively (2 formal evaluation periods per year—post championship season, end of academic year and at two other seminal points in year (pre-season and early spring, informally).
Analyze game video for player feedback and future scouting of opponents.
Maintain regular correspondence with prospective student athletes.
Create long-term player development plans: technical, tactical and physical development of individual players over time.
Maintain contact with key men’s basketball administrators in the community and have productive relations with a variety of men’s basketball entities in an effort to recruit prospective student athletes.
Evaluate players at youth / high school games.
Watch recruit videos for upcoming signings and potential recruits
Meet with prospective student athletes on campus (discuss academic expectations, student academic goals, NCAA compliance regulations.)
Communicate regularly with admissions on status of prospective student athletes.
Update NCAA mandated Compliance Assistant software for recruiting activities.


Supervise assistant coach; to include interviewing, hiring and training; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, disciplining and addressing and resolving issues of concern.

Complete all travel documentation (travel list, itineraries, credit card usage, etc.)
Update and coordinate actual expenses with program specialist to comply with budget.
Develop game schedule for the season of competition. This includes all non-conference games home and away.
Create seasonal calendars and communicate with staff and players (practice scheduling, game schedules, required paperwork etc.).
Write weekly schedules for players when in season (nuts and bolts information regarding training, competition and travel).
Communicate regularly with department staff (compliance, sports information, program specialist, and trainer) on specific items related to their job and our programs.
Assist in departmental fundraisers or community involvement projects (golf tournament, state high school tournaments, conference basketball tournaments).
Coordinate and conduct local fundraising for program.
Attend staff meetings and training as directed.
Serve on Committees as requested (department / university, NCAA, NABC).
Student Athlete Academic Support

Assist student-athletes in scheduling classes (who to see, what to ask).
Help with ensuring NCAA progress towards degree requirements and working with student-athletes on achieving academic success and eventual graduation from SMU.
Counsels team members in academic and personal matters; consults with college administration for resolution of problems.
Game Management

Assist Director of Athletics in organizing game management for home athletic contests.
Supervise game management workers, staff and student workers. Assign duties and oversee job descriptions for workers.
Be present at home contests when scheduled to provide administrative oversight as required by the GNAC conference.
Prepare and approve payment and time cards.
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Job Requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
Three (3) years’ experience as a head or assistant coach at the NCAA D-I-II-III levels preferred, full-time NAIA and community college experience will be considered.
Proficient in working with word processing and electronic spreadsheets (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).
Must pass the NCAA D-II coach’s test.
Must possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification.
Must clear background check and have a valid driver’s license. Provide a copy of a three year driver’s abstract indicating no major moving violations on file.