First Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – American University

School: American University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

The First Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach provides instruction to members of the women’s basketball team and makes recommendations to the Head Coach related to game and practice strategy.  This position works under general supervision of the Head Coach. The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for on-the-floor coaching of student-athletes and various administrative tasks.


Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position assists the head coach in instructing student-athletes during practices and games. Works closely with student-athletes during post and pre-season conditioning, to work on techniques that will increase strength, agility, and overall basketball skills to obtain the best overall conditioning level possible. Responsible for teaching and conducting skill workouts and weight training sessions for student-athletes. Watches game film with student-athletes to assist with instruction and helps prepare the team for opponents during the season.
  • This position performs duties to include evaluating prospective student-athletes both on the basketball floor and in the classroom in order to recruit quality student athletes to American University. This includes phone calling, letter writing, and various other recruiting tasks.
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • Follows the progress of our student-athletes in the classroom to make sure that our students are succeeding academically.



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  • Prioritizing and Organizing.
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  • Displaying Creativity.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-Time, 35/hour.


Travel Required:

  • Travel locally, regionally and nationally for competition and potentially internationally for recruiting. After hours and weekend work frequently required to attend games and related athletic events.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.


Preferred Education and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Commitment and ability to maintain and exhibit the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Previous experience as a basketball athlete at the collegiate or professional level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage competing priorities effectively.




AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options.


Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • American University is an E-Verify employer.


Applicant Information:

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