Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Marietta College

School: Marietta College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: OAC

About Marietta College:

Industry leaders, educated citizens, difference makers – Pioneers.

For nearly two centuries, Marietta College has stood as the beacon on the hill for young adults seeking to better their lives and to turn their life’s passions into actionable good in the world. One of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, Marietta offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs, including the best liberal arts-based Petroleum Engineering curriculum in the nation and an Education program that boasts a 100 percent job placement for its graduates. The College also offers graduate programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology and Athletic Training.

At Marietta, students learn from talented faculty members who are respected in their fields and wholly dedicated to teaching the next generation of leaders. These professors share their knowledge with students and challenge them to develop their skillsets through serious research, experiential opportunities and internships. Every student completes Marietta’s rigorous General Education Curriculum, which builds strong communication skills and exposes students to new ideas and interests.

Our varsity athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III and against some of the best in the nation as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Marietta has won six national championships and 61 conference titles, including an OAC-record four consecutive men’s basketball titles (2014-18).

More than 25,000 living members of The Long Blue Line proudly support their alma mater and help current students gain internships and connections into their chosen industries. This support, in addition to the vibrant growth on campus, is one of the reasons why The Chronicle of Higher Education named Marietta College one of the Great Colleges to Work For.

Marietta’s timeless education began in 1797, when descendants of pioneers of the Northwest Territory established the Muskingum Academy. The institution was chartered in 1835 by the state of Ohio, making Marietta College one of 37 Revolutionary Colleges and home to the 16th oldest chapter of the most prestigious academic honorary, Phi Beta Kappa. From its earliest moments until well into the future, Marietta College cherishes its role in educating individuals and inspiring them to Bring Forth a Pioneer!

Position Summary: 

Marietta College seeks a full-time women’s basketball assistant coach and instructor.  The position is designed to provide future head coaches with a rich blend of coaching and administrative experience at a competitive NCAA, Division III private college.  This 10-month, administrative, full-time position.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Teach proper basketball techniques in position groups assigned by the head coach and assess skill development.  Preference is for strong knowledge of guard play
  2. Instruct concepts of overall physical health and safety for both individuals and the team
  3. Educate students on NCAA Division III rules and Marietta College Athletics Department Learning Outcomes
  4. Recruit future student athletes, using metrics established by the head coach, who understand and are prepared for the demands presented by small, private-college, non-scholarship athletic programs
  5. Monitor team members’ academic progress in consultation with the Academic Resource Center
  6. Scouting opponents and preparing accurate reports
  7. Promote games to the local community in consultation with Sports Information and Student Development.
  8. Create highlight videos.
  9. Manage social media accounts
  10. Teach a lifetime skill class in the Physical Education department

Other Duties as Assigned by the Athletics Administration:

  1. Game day administration
  2. Facility supervision
  3. Intramural supervision and planning
  4. Assisting the Sports Information Director.

Professional Expectations:

  1. Uphold the high professional standard of conduct expected of each person on campus and outlined in our Employee Handbook.
  2. Build positive interpersonal relationships in and out of the athletic department by attending College functions, both social and professional; staff meetings; faculty meetings; serving on committees; etc.

Required Skills and Abilities: 

  1. Willingness to be a team player in the athletic department and role model for athletes.
    Ability to travel, take nightly calls, and conducting campus visits.
  2. Interpersonal communication skills necessary to successfully teach and motivate student athletes.
  3. Flexibility to work nights and weekends.
  4. Ability to be a role model for colleagues and prospective families demonstrated by being a player within the work place.

Required Experience & Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and collegiate playing experience.
    Knowledge of recruiting software, scouting software and Microsoft Office products.
  2. Current valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Physical requirements:


  1. Position requires mobility within the campus facilities and various sites including travel to game locations.
  2. Ability to demonstrate skills, maneuvers, and techniques to players.
  3. Occasionally required to move or transport (lift) items weighing up to 25 pounds.


This job description is as inclusive as possible but may not include every detail of the responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.  By signing below, I agree that I have read this job description and have been given the opportunity to discuss the duties of this position with my supervisor or appropriate College personnel.

Applicant Information:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. All applications/resumes must be submitted through the Marietta College online process. We regret that we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted by mail, email, or fax. As you are submitting your application via this online process, please be sure to provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received.

Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. The College seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Marietta College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

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