Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: March 20, 2015. Application packets must be submitted the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Head Coach - Men's Basketball

Position summary

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 functions


  • 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 plan.
  • 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 athletes.
  • Update NCAA mandated Compliance Assistant software for recruiting activities.


  • 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 usage, etc.)
  • Update and coordinate actual expenses with program specialist to comply with budget.
  • 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 programs.
  • Assisting in departmental fundraisers or community involvement projects (golf tournament, state high school tournaments, conference basketball tournaments).
  • 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 SMU.
  • Counsels team members in academic and personal matters; consults with college administration for resolution of problems.

Game Management

  • Assist Director of Athletics in organizing game management for home athletic contests.
  • 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.

Minimum qualifications

  • 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 file.
  • May be asked to pass a driving test (driving school vehicles).
  • Must accept department and University initiatives to support Benedictine Values in this position.

Application procedures

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (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: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • 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 interview.