Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Hobart William Smith College

School: Hobart William Smith College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: Liberty

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.


  • Teaching and Coaching:
    • teach student-athletes all related principles and rules of the sport
    • assist in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of practice and game plans
    • operate digital platforms to develop training, practice and game plans
    • maintain an exemplary standard of conduct, which reflects the highest level of professionalism and good judgment
    • be knowledgeable of and compliant with all institutional, department, NCAA and conference policies, rules and regulations
  • Counseling and Advisement of Student-Athletes:
    • develop and maintain effective communication with student-athletes
    • reinforce academic success as a priority
    • encourage student-athletes to foster a positive relationship with faculty, deans and staff
  • Recruiting:
    • effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach and consistent with the Colleges’ mission
    • maintain the sport-specific recruiting electronic database
    • recruit student-athletes who coincide with the academic profile of HWS students
    • maintain open communication with other William Smith coaches regarding shared prospects
  • Professional Development:
    • maintain active membership in professional sport organizations
    • pursue formal and informal educational opportunities
    • participate in department seminars
  • Community Engagement/Fundraising
    • promote the sport and William Smith Athletics in area communities
    • maintain a positive relationship with interested constituents (e.g. youth groups, civic organizations, media)
    • assist in the planning and management of fundraising activities
    • develop a positive relationship with William Smith alumnae and parents
  • Operational Team Responsibilities (approximately 30% of full time responsibilities):
    • serve on Athletics Department operational teams (e.g. game day management)
    • assist with special events (e.g. Awards Banquet, Heron Hall of Honor)
    • assist with department initiatives
    • represent the department on campus committees


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

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