Graduate Assistant – Defiance College

School: Defiance College
Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: NAIA

Defiance College, located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for a women’s basketball graduate assistant coach. The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will officially join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on July 1, 2024 for competition in the 2024-25 academic year and will become full members of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the head coach, recruiting, game preparation, practice organization, scheduling, assisting head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring and evaluation, academic monitoring, and other administrative duties as assigned. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, have previous basketball playing or coaching experience, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record.


This is a two-year assistantship with a start date of August 1, 2024. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education (MAE) or Business (MBA) and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in Education must hold a teaching license to be eligible for the Defiance College MAE program. Compensation includes a monthly stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

Applicant Information:

To apply, send a letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four references electronically to: [email protected]. Applicants must also apply separately for admission to Defiance College’s Graduate School by submitting a completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, a goal statement, and two letters of recommendation specifically written in support of admission to the graduate program. The letters must attest to academic competence and to your ability to work with people and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and social skill. To complete the admission application online, visit For more information on the graduate programs, contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected].

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