Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Bard College

School: Bard College
Position: Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III

The Bard College Department of Athletics and Recreation seeks a full-time Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The position reports to the Director of Athletics and the Associate Athletic Director on all matters related to the responsibilities listed below.

Essential Duties

  • Recruits, instructs, and leads student-athletes within the philosophy of the College, Athletic Department, Liberty League, and NCAA Division III, and ensures a safe, equitable, positive environment for all student-athletes on the team to develop and improve both individually and collectively
  • Recruits an academically qualified, diverse, engaged, and enthusiastic roster of student-athletes through travel to events, phone calls, email, social media, and other means and platforms. Utilizes ARI, the department’s recruiting software, and regularly interacts with the Bard Admission office
  • Assists student-athletes in the process of navigating college, including academic, athletic, social, and other concerns. Communicates issues to department staff and Bard Student Services staff as necessary
  • Trains and prepares student-athletes for intercollegiate competition through practices, video review, and other means. Attends all contests, accompanies the team on trips, and assumes responsibility for the management and conduct of the team on and off the court. Ensures the safety and health of student-athletes in coordination with Athletic Trainers
  • Supervises and directs coaching staff on all team matters. Ensures that all department, college, league, and NCAA rules and regulations are understood and followed by student-athletes and coaching staff. Attends coaches’ meetings and other events as required
  • Works with the department’s Business Manager on all items related to the program’s budget, including team travel, equipment and gear, recruiting, and other expenses
  • Responsible for the maintenance and care of program inventory, including uniforms and equipment, and upkeep and presentation of the Stevenson Gymnasium. Assists department in revisions in areas of gym and facility safety, program risk management, policy making and staffing development
  • Assists department efforts in creating and maintaining recreational activities to involve students outside of the varsity teams. These could include: open clinics, tournaments, assisting with intramural programs, or other programs
  • Must supervise a limited number of events for other varsity teams as an Event Administrator
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience as an athlete and/or coach is necessary
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to travel as needed for competition, recruiting, league meetings, and other events
  • Must have interest in creating and maintaining an environment in which students of all experience and ability levels and from diverse backgrounds are supported and encouraged
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Please follow link below for complete job description and application information.

Link: https://www.bard.edu/campus/departments/humanresources/descriptions/?id=3394372
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