It is the responsibility of the Graduate Assistant Coach to help lead a successful NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball program at Regis University. The athletic programs are the front porch of the institution and it is paramount that the Graduate Assistant Coach help operate his/her program in a manner that is representative of Regis University. Excellence shall be attained through athletic success, academic achievement, service learning, and leadership development. This individual will support the mission of the University and bring knowledge and passion for the game. Above all, this person will help guide young people spiritually, academically, and socially during their time as students on our campus.
The Graduate Assistant Coach shall perform all duties pertaining to his/her sport program. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Assist in the planning and implementation of training sessions and games: Responsible for working in coordination with and at the direction of the Head Coach to plan and execute individual and small group training sessions, daily practice plans, and game preparation;
- Recruit qualified student-athletes: Actively recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes within the philosophy of the Head Coach in accordance with the philosophy of Regis University, and in strict adherence to University, NCAA, and Conference regulations;
- Daily operations of the Women’s Basketball program: Assist the Head Coach with all aspects of the program including off campus practice logistics, travel logistics, maintaining countable athletically-related activity (CARA) logs and practice schedules, contact database management, maintaining social media accounts, and public relations. Perform other duties as assigned;
- Monitor student-athlete’s academic performance: Responsible for monitoring the success of the student-athletes in their academic program with supervision of the Head Coach. Assist with the coordination of team study tables, as well as working cooperatively with Regis University faculty to support their student-athletes’ path to graduation;
- Fundraise for the Athletic Department: Required to fully participate in and coordinate program fundraising activities, department fundraising activities, fundraising events, University campaigns, and special project campaigns;
- Professional development: Must engage in professional development. The Graduate Assistant Coach must attend pertinent professional opportunities including but not limited to RMAC and NCAA meetings as required by the Head Coach or Athletic Department administrators;
- Promote the brand of the Athletic Department and Regis University: Should continually strive to enhance the image of the Regis University Athletics Department and its programs through inter-personal contacts with parents, visitors, University faculty/staff, and community citizens. Additionally, must participate in Athletic Department and University sponsored events and initiatives;
- Service Learning: Responsible to assist Head Coach in the promotion and organization of service projects for his/her team in accordance with the staff handbook;
- Create an atmosphere of compliance: Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing of the NCAA, the RMAC, and the Regis Athletic Department. Supervise and ensure that any work-study and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations. Immediately advise the Regis Compliance Director if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
- Time commitment: Understand that this position will only be a good fit for someone who intends to make coaching a career and understands that total commitment to the program is required. Long hours, including evenings and weekends, will be required in this position.
The Head Coach is the Graduate Assistant Coach’s immediate supervisor in all matters with Regis University. In order to insure a highly competitive NCAA Division II athletics program, performance of these duties will be continually evaluated and monitored.