Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach- Colgate University

School: Colgate University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Patriot

Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.


Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within women’s basketball. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:

  • adhering to Head Coach’s philosophy
  • athletic instruction/coaching
  • program operations and administration as designated by the head coach

Responsible for oversight of all administrative operations regarding student-athlete development. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and well-being
  • Ensuring student-athlete participation in all assigned community service activities

Responsible for execution of all scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation. Including but not limited to:

  • film breakdown
  • use of appropriate video-editing software
  • coordination and oversight over film exchange program per conference policies
  • coordination of team film sessions
  • development of scouting reports

Responsible for overall team recruitment strategy.

  • Exercises independent judgment regarding recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining which individuals to recruit
  • Exercises independent judgment in attracting and evaluating prospective student-athletes
  • Monitors prospective student-athlete academic progress and well being
  • Develops and maintains relationships with prospective student-athletes and other recruiting constituents

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies including:

  • NCAA
  • Patriot League
  • athletic department
  • university policies

Attendance at all required compliance educational meetings

Accurate, timely completion and submission of all recruiting logs

Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. To include:

  • newsletters and communication with alumni
  • team promotion and marketing to all constituents
  • communication strategy within the university and local community

Independent and unchallengeable decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in assigned sport activities when Head Coach is not present.

Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching

Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for program

Responsible for hiring, oversight, and management of student managers and part-time casual wage staff. Assistant Coach has independent discretion on all hiring and termination of student employees and part-time casual wage staff

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes

Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Virtues:
Thoughtful – We act with care, reason and inclusion.
Driven – We pursue courageous goals with diligence, energy and focus.
Enthusiastic – We cultivate a passionate, positive and fun presence.
Cohesive – We value supportive, collaborative, consistent teamwork.
Bold – We inspire creative, gracious, fearless winners.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience (Director of Basketball Operations included with experience).
  • Proven competitive success.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous collegiate playing and 2+ years of collegiate coaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting to academically selective institutions.


A Bachelor’s degree is required.

A Master’s degree is preferred.


A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Maintenance of current/up-to-date CPR and First Aid Certifications.

Other Information

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.

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