MAJOR FUNCTION: The Men’s Basketball Head Coach is housed within Student Affairs and reports to the Athletic Director. The person in this position provides vision, leadership and oversight for all aspects of the men’s basketball program. The Head Coach recruits, trains and coaches student-athletes participating on the men’s basketball team and serves as a mentor and exercises leadership, especially to the men’s basketball student-athletes and assistant coaches. The person in this position demonstrates a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring the academic status of student-athletes and their progress towards graduation or transfer. The Head Coach ensures compliance with rules and regulations as established by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) and its Council for Athletic Affairs (CAA), the Panhandle Conference and Tallahassee Community College. The Head Coach performs other duties as directed by the Athletic Director.
MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and three (3) years of basketball coaching experience.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING: Knowledge and understanding of the standards and requirements of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA). Knowledge of NCAA and NAIA transfer rules. Knowledge of college curriculum and graduation requirements. Knowledge of athletic recruitment, methods and techniques. Excellent and proven leadership and interpersonal skills. Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills. Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. Proficient skills using MS Office Suite and operating a motor vehicle safely. Ability to teach and demonstrate specific basketball skills. Ability to maintain an effective athletic program. Ability to motivate a group of individuals and facilitate team-building. Ability to communicate and work with young people, especially young men. Ability to work independently, as a team member and with other TCC coaches and athletic staff. Ability to work effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Ability to monitor academic, athletic and personal development. Ability to work long hours and weekends. Ability to handle difficult and sensitive issues and resolve problems and conflicts. Ability to handle high levels of stress and anxiety. Ability to represent and promote the College’s athletic team at conferences, FCSAA and NJCAA meetings, games, meets, and matches. Ability to represent the division and the College in a positive and professional manner. Ability to travel over night to team competitions. Ability to participate in public relations activities, to include television and radio interviews, and press conferences, as appropriate.
PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to applicants having a master’s degree and/or three (3) years of basketball coaching experience at the collegiate level. Preference will also be given to veterans and spouses who are eligible under the Veterans’ Preference Law. At time of application, submittal of Form DD214 is the minimum requirement for veterans’ preference claim. Note: Please upload your DD214 as an attachment as part of your application at the time of submission.
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All persons are encouraged to apply.
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