University of Illinois Springfield Head Coach

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The primary function of this position is to serve as the head coach of the women’s basketball program at the University of Illinois Springfield. The position would be responsible for the management, development, and implementation of all aspects of and NCAA Division II intercollegiate women’s basketball program including but not limited to budgeting, planning, organizing and scheduling, recruitment, skill instruction, academic support, and game plan development.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Development of a competitive intercollegiate women’s basketball program within a manner consistent with the philosophy, objectives, and guidelines of NCAA Division II, the Great Lakes Valley Conference and UIS. Demonstration of compliance with all NCAA DII and Great Lakes Valley Conference rules; including timely submission of all compliance forms, adherence to all compliance policies and procedures, and attendance of mandatory NCAA rules education sessions. Coaches will be held accountable for all NCAA DII rules compliance, and compliance will be part of the yearly evaluation process. Repeated secondary violations and/or a major violation will be considered grounds for immediate termination of employment within the Intercollegiate Athletic Department at UIS. Management, development, and implementation of all aspects of an NCAA DII intercollegiate women’s basketball program including but not limited to budgeting, planning, organizing and scheduling, recruitment, skill instruction, and game plan development. Recruitment of athletically talented and academically qualified student-athletes in support of the University’s mission and philosophy. Monitoring academic performance and progress of women’s basketball student-athletes. Fundraising, marketing and promoting women’s basketball and intercollegiate athletics at UIS. Attend Athletic Department meetings as scheduled during the year. Hold office hours in the Athletic Office area in the Recreation and Athletic Center. Coordinate women’s basketball tournaments and camps in an effort to increase local and regional exposure the University and UIS women’s basketball. Perform other related duties as assigned by the athletic administration.

Qualifications/Minimum Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ basketball coaching experience. Desired qualifications include demonstrated ability in skill instruction, practice and game plan development, academic monitoring and personal development of student-athletes, fundraising and public relations, general administrative skills including budgeting and scheduling, strong leadership skills, and knowledge and commitment to NCAA DII rules compliance. Preferences will be given to candidates with advanced degrees, a tenure of successful collegiate basketball coaching experience with a proven record of recruiting talented and academically qualified student athletes.


Please create your candidate profile at: and upload your cover letter of application addressing qualifications related to the position, resume, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit all requested information by March 29, 2015.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Allison Thornley ([email protected], 217-206-8570).