University of West Florida Head Coach

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Application Deadline: Open until filled Preferred response date: March 5, 2015 Projected Start Date: April 1, 2015 Salary: Commensurate with education/experience
The University of West Florida is now accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The University of West Florida’s main campus is located 10 miles north of historic Pensacola and the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The area is considered a vacation destination and offers a vibrant cultural life. The Pensacola campus is situated on a lush 1,600-acre nature preserve with branch campuses in Fort Walton Beach, other Emerald Coast locations and via distance learning. UWF is a state regional comprehensive university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Professional Studies. UWF is dedicated to becoming the Best Regional Comprehensive University in the Nation serving over 12,500 students and offering 14 sports for its student-athletes. UWF is an NCAA Division II institution, and the Argonauts are winners of seven national championships and over 70 Gulf South Conference championships.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for leading the establishment of men’s basketball as an intercollegiate sport at University of West Florida. The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of operating an NCAA Division II basketball program within the mission of the University and its philosophy of Intercollegiate Athletics. The head coach will guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, acquire a degree and represent the University with the highest integrity. The head coach directly supervises, all assistant coaches, student-athletes, and managers. The head coach is also responsible for budget development and administration, recruitment of student-athletes, adherence to University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations with regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, and the scheduling of athletic practices and contests. The head coach will play a major role in fundraising activities and serve as a representative of the University to the outside community when appropriate.


Minimum: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of coaching experience at the high school level or above; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of experience at the high school level or above. Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable for up to one year of the required experience.

Preferred: Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of collegiate coaching experience or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four years of collegiate coaching experience. Successful experience recruiting and coaching student-athletes at the NCAA level. Demonstrated experience in monitoring student-athlete academic progress, scheduling, handling team travel, managing a program budget, and fundraising. Working knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations. Excellent written and oral skills, knowledge of computer applications, organizational skills, and the ability to work with a diverse population.

This contractor and subcontractor (UWF) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 30-300.5(a) and 41 CF 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors (UWF) to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education/experience