Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Hobart and William Smith Colleges

School: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III

The successful candidate will assist the head coach in the organization and management of a competitive NCAA Division III women’s basketball program.  The position responsibilities will include teaching and coaching student-athletes for successful competition; supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting prospective students; scouting opponents; fundraising; developing alumnae and parent relations; team travel planning; administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

·         Teaching and Coaching:

o   teach student-athletes all related principles and rules of the sport

o   assist in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of practice and game plans

o   operate digital platforms to develop training, practice and game plans

o   maintain an exemplary standard of conduct, which reflects the highest level of professionalism and good judgment

o   be knowledgeable of and compliant with all institutional, department, NCAA and conference policies, rules and regulations

·         Counseling and Advisement of Student-Athletes:

o   develop and maintain effective communication with student-athletes

o   reinforce academic success as a priority

o   encourage student-athletes to foster a positive relationship with faculty, deans and staff

·         Recruiting:

o   effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach and consistent with the Colleges’ mission

o   maintain the sport-specific recruiting electronic database

o   recruit student-athletes who coincide with the academic profile of HWS students

o   maintain open communication with other William Smith coaches regarding shared prospects

·         Professional Development:

o   maintain active membership in professional sport organizations

o   pursue formal and informal educational opportunities

o   participate in department seminars

·         Community Engagement/Fundraising

o   promote the sport and William Smith Athletics in area communities

o   maintain a positive relationship with interested constituents (e.g. youth groups, civic organizations, media)

o   assist in the planning and management of fundraising activities

o   develop a positive relationship with William Smith alumnae and parents

·         Operational Team Responsibilities (approximately 30% of full time responsibilities):

o   serve on Athletics Department operational teams (e.g. game day management)

o   assist with special events (e.g. Awards Banquet, Heron Hall of Honor)

o   assist with department initiatives

o   represent the department on campus committees

Other Information:

This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Evening and weekend work are required.  Salary is $48,715 annually.


Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.  A minimum of four years basketball playing and/or coaching experience at the college-level required.  Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes and have enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position.  The candidate must be a person of integrity, high ethical standards, have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and mission of HWS Athletics.  Competence with technology resources and a current U.S. driver’s license are vital to fulfilling the responsibilities of this position. The candidate must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Applicant Information:

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