Head Women’s Basketball Coach – John Brown University

School: John Brown University
Position: Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NAIA

Serves as Head Coach of the women’s basketball program – a member of the NAIA and the Sooner Athletic Conference. Provides overall leadership for the women’s basketball program including: Christian discipling/mentoring with student-athletes, managing daily operations, coordinating practices and games, ordering equipment, scheduling, monitoring the strength and conditioning program, and other duties as assigned. The head coach will be responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of student-athletes while also supporting a positive culture that aligns with JBU and offers a positive NAIA student-athlete experience. This is a full-time position with teaching or other assignments based on qualifications.

Role Qualifications

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, students, and community; servant attitude.
  • Commitment to the value and importance of discipling young women.
  • Commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities

  • Character:  Models the NAIA five core values of the Champions of Character Program.
  • Recruiting:  Following all NAIA guidelines, recruit student-athletes to JBU by working closely with admissions and financial aid.  Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
  • Team Leadership:  Heart for leading and growing young women in their faith both on and off the court. Monitors and mentors academic progress of team members.  Communicates and furnishes all necessary information to AD and FAR for eligibility reporting.  Works with athletic trainers in the prevention and care of athletic related injuries.  Organizes and conducts effective practice sessions that maximize the talent and potential of student-athletes.  Delegates responsibilities to assistant coach and evaluates his/her performance.  Sets goals and objectives and accomplishes them without the need for frequent follow up.
  • Budgeting/Administration:  Manages and works within the operational budget and scholarship budget.  Follows all expenditure procedures.  Purchases all necessary equipment and uniforms.  Organizes and is responsible for equipment and uniform checkout, inventory, storage.
  • Scheduling/Publicity:  Schedules non-conference games – home and away.  Schedules all travel details – hotels, meals, transportation.  Works with Facility Coordinator and other coaches to schedule facilities for practice and weight room for conditioning.  Works with SID regarding all publicity, stats, pictures, etc.
  • Alumni Engagement: outreach to basketball alumni, building relationships
  • Meets the following performance indicators:  Monitors the graduation and retention rate of the student-athletes.  Provides intentional spiritual development throughout the academic year.  Monitors the behavior patterns of the student-athletes to ensure an understanding of the expectations and the importance of the “JBU Community Covenant”.  Maintains a team climate that is mutually respectful of coaches and athletes.  Maintains a win/loss over-all record over 5 years that exceeds or averages .500.
  • Other Responsibilities:  Teaching assignment based on candidate’s expertise and experience. Other assignment could be facilities, clubs, intramurals, etc
  • Optional Responsibility:  Option of running summer basketball camp for female youth. The Coach privately owns the camp and is responsible for incorporation (if desired), insurance, JBU rental fees, coaching salaries, printing costs, and equipment costs.
  • Governance: Adhere to institutional, SAC and NAIA compliance requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience teaching the game of sport, as either a coach or a teaching professional.
  • Strong communicative, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and game planning.
  • Experience in building and managing a team.
  • Experience in recruiting for long term stability.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Head coaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Teaching at the college level.


Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; preferred master’s degree and/or coaching certification

Physical demands and work environment

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment can be excessive.
  • Nights and weekends are part of this position.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available online.

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Link: https://www.jbu.edu/human-resources/staff-job-listings/head-coach-womens-basketball
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