Closing date: March 20, 2015. Application packets
must be submitted the Office of Human Resources.
Position title: Head Coach - Men's Basketball
The head men’s basketball coach administers and coaches the men’s
basketball program. The head coach is responsible for all scheduling,
budgeting, recruiting, scouting, communicating and training associated
with the successful operation of the men’s basketball program competing
under the jurisdiction of the NCAA.
Responsibilities and essential
- Organize and coordinate coaching (daily, weekly, seasonal, conditioning
phase and spring) based on a master plan for the program.
- Conduct practice sessions (in whole or in component parts) to follow master
- Coach in games (conduct pregame, halftime and endgame talks) and communicate
with staff and players in games.
- Evaluate players periodically and cumulatively (2 formal evaluation periods
per year—post championship season, end of academic year and at two other seminal
points in year (pre-season and early spring, informally).
- Analyze game video for player feedback and future scouting of opponents.
- Maintain regular correspondence with prospective student athletes.
- Create long-term player development plans: technical, tactical and physical
development of individual players over time.
- Maintain contact with key men’s basketball administrators in the community
and have productive relations with a variety of men’s basketball entities in an
effort to recruit prospective student athletes.
- Evaluate players at youth / high school games.
- Watch recruit videos for upcoming signings and potential recruits.
- Meet with prospective student athletes on campus (discuss academic
expectations, student academic goals, NCAA compliance regulations.)
- Communicate regularly with admissions on status of prospective student
- Update NCAA mandated Compliance Assistant software for recruiting
- Supervise assistant coach; to include interviewing, hiring, and training;
planning assigning, and directing work. Evaluate performance; oversee discipline
and addressing and resolving areas of concern.
- Complete all travel documentation (travel list, itineraries, credit card
- Update and coordinate actual expenses with program specialist to comply with
- Develops game schedules for the season of competition. This includes all non
conference games home and away.
- Create seasonal calendars and communicate with staff and players (practice
scheduling, game schedules, required paperwork etc.).
- Write weekly schedules for players when in season (nuts and bolts
information regarding training, competition and travel).
- Communicate regularly with department staff (compliance, sports information,
program specialist, and trainer) on specific items related to their job and our
- Assisting in departmental fundraisers or community involvement projects
(golf tournament, state high school tournaments, conference basketball
- Coordinate and conducting local fundraising for program.
- Attend staff meetings and training as directed.
- Serve on Committees as requested (department / university, NCAA, NSCAA).
Student Athlete Academic Support
- Assist student-athletes in scheduling classes (who to see, what to ask).
- Help with ensuring NCAA progress towards degree requirements and working
with student-athletes on achieving academic success and eventual graduation from
- Counsels team members in academic and personal matters; consults with
college administration for resolution of problems.
- Assist Director of Athletics in organizing game management for home athletic
- Supervise game management workers, staff and student workers. Assign duties
and oversee job descriptions for workers.
- Be present at home contests when scheduled to provide administrative
oversight as required by the GNAC conference.
- Prepare and approve payment and time cards.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Three (3) years’ experience as a head coach at the NCAA D-I-III levels
OR assistant coaching experience at the collegiate level. Full-time NAIA and community college
coaching experience will be considered.
- Proficient in working with word processing and electronic spreadsheets
(preferably Microsoft Office Suite).
- Must pass the NCAA D-II coach’s test.
- Must possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification.
- Must clear background check, and have a valid driver’s license. Provide a
copy of a three year driver’s abstract indicating no major moving violations on
- May be asked to pass a driving test (driving school vehicles).
- Must accept department and University initiatives to support Benedictine
Values in this position.
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the
following to human resources (email@example.com):
- Application of employment.
(MS Word Version)
- Cover letter specifying interest and
how their background has prepared you
for this position.
- Current resume.
- Brief statement which highlights how
your work experience and background will
contribute to the Catholic Benedictine
philosophy of education. To better
understand the Catholic, Benedictine
Values in an Educational Environment,"
we are providing a link to a well
written article on the subject:
- Copies of transcripts indicating
degree confirmation. Official
transcripts will be required of the
- If you are contacted for an
interview, we also will require your
authorization to order a background
check before any employment offer can be
finalized. Please print the
background check authorization
form and bring it with you to the