Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Western New Mexico University

School: Western New Mexico University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division II
Conference: LSC

The Assistant Coach – Women’s Basketball assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division II women’s basketball program. Also assists in creating and implementing the general business operations of the program. Receives general supervision from Head Coach. Exercises direct supervision of the student athlete team, Graduate assistant coach, interns, work study students, volunteers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching

Assist with the organization, planning and implementation of daily practices.

Direct on-court coaching responsibilities (as assigned by the head coach).

Assist with the development and improvement of player skills. Work with individual players before and after practice, when requested.

Teach out of season, individual skill sessions, staying within the NCAA regulations for individual player workouts.

Film break down – evaluate game by game offense, defense, and player personnel. Watch and critique film with players as a team and individually.

Prepare scouting report for assigned opponents and present the report to the coaching staff and team when requested.

2. Recruiting

Assist in the identification and recruiting of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures.

Pass the NCAA Coaches’ recruiting test annually.

Attend assigned summer recruiting sites and enter information into the recruiting data base.

Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at games, tournaments, and film.

Phone conversations with prospects, high school coaches and club coaches.

Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up as requested by the head coach.

Request transcript and test scores from recruits and follow up with appropriate calls to registrar and high school counselors.

Work directly with the WNMU admissions liaison and director of compliance in an effective and efficient manner.

Home visits – Assist head coach with preparation and presentation. Participate in home visits when requested.

Unofficial visits – coordinate unofficial visits in keeping with appropriate NCAA regulations.

Official visits – Assist with official visits, assist in coordinating the involvement of current players, arranging meals and entertainment. Arrange for academic meetings with faculty members. Provide tours of campus.

Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion.

3. Camp Coordination

Responsible for all hiring and conduct of camp staff.

In conjunction with Executive Assistant for Camps, set all camp dates and reserve all sites.

Complete all necessary Human Resource paperwork, including background checks.

Ensure safety of campers while on campus and consult directly with Associate Director of Athletics for Business on any behavior or safety concerns.

Responsible for recruitment of campers and overall budget for camps.

4. General Assignments

Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division II program under the supervision of the head coach.

Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.

Serve as the liaison to the Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services and follow up with recommendations or requests.

Submit countable athletically related activities report to the compliance office at the end of each month.

Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid.

Assist with the preparation and budget projections for the yearly competitive schedule for approval by the Sport Supervisor and Director of Athletics. Consideration should be given to the academic life of student-athletes, i.e., missed class time, examination periods and other factors that would adversely affect their academic success.

Maintain professional growth by attendance at appropriate meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.

Assist in production of any home tournament(s).

5. Scouting

Assist head coach with the scouting of opponents.

Watch tape of opponents requested by the head coach

Provide detailed, written reports, and include information on offenses, defenses and individual tendencies, and any other information requested by the head coach.

Establish a film exchange program and provide tapes of as many scheduled opponents as possible. Respond to film requests from other programs when appropriate.

Arrange for game tapes to be dubbed after home contests and uploaded to synergy.

Scout team. Put opponent’s offense together for simulation.

Watch the NCAA Rules and Officiating Video each year and sign off on the NCAA required forms.

Job Requirements:

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required.

At least two years of basketball coaching experience or playing experience at the college level required.

Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations strongly preferred.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, Silver City community, and all media.

Possess good management skills.

Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division II level.

Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner; excellent interpersonal skills.

Adherence to and appreciate for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.

Must pass NCAA Division II Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.

Special Conditions of Employment

Ability to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities.

Ability to work nights and weekends as required by the teams’ schedules.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience roughly $30,000; Health, dental, vision, and retirement Benefits offered.

Applicant Information:

Please email the Head Coach Lauren Unger a letter of application, resume and 3 professional references. [email protected]

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