Men's Basketball Assistant Coach | Missouri Southern State University



Posted: 15-Apr-22

Location: Joplin, Missouri

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

General Statement of Job

The Assistant Basketball Coach assists the Head Basketball Coach in coaching & recruiting players for the varsity Basketball team by performing the following duties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Performs components of the varsity sports programs to include coaching, team travel, recruiting, and office duties.

Identifies and recruits academically qualified student-athletes and reinforces student-athletes goal to graduate.

Teaching sport specific fundamentals and strategies to student-athletes.

Actively support the endeavors and advancement of the Missouri Southern Athletics Department.

Operates within the guidelines of Missouri Southern State University, MIAA, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Develop and maintain quality relationships within the community both on and off-campus.

Promote the academic and athletic well-being of student-athletes.

Conduct summer camps and clinics, if warranted.

Assist with team travel.

Plan daily practices; supervise team.

Effectively teach basketball fundamentals.

Performs other related duties as required.

Responsible to recruit student athletes to MSSU.

Education, Experience, and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.

Competitive background in collegiate basketball preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of the institution, MIAA, and Division II athletics preferred.

Experience in working with a diverse population.

Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to participation in any countable athletically related activities as defined by the NCAA.

Must have valid driver’s license and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to teach pitching skills to collegiate athletes, monitor their success and continued improvement.
  • Ability to utilize video and technical equipment as a teaching tool while working with student-athletes.
  • Actively seek out and install strategies to improve academic success programs of the Missouri Southern Athletic Department.
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and other technical computer applications.