Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – William Smith College

School: William Smith College
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

  • 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.


  • 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.

 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.

Applicant Information:

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