Oversees the activities of an athletic team for Women’s College Basketball at the Division II level. Plans and directs training of student-athletes, and assesses individuals’ abilities and skill levels to determine appropriate team positions. Assists players in reaching the highest athletic potential possible through athletic training and leadership skills. Must be familiar with NCAA rules and regulations. May require a bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of coaching experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide direction and oversight for Women’s basketball program and activities;
- Within guidelines, establishes competitive schedules on a timely basis and coordinates with Academic Affairs as well as facility availability when scheduling games and practices.
- Assist in developing and supervising part-time coaching staff including shared responsibility training, mentoring, and evaluating assistant coaches and athletic staff;
- Initiate and coordinate the certification of academic and health eligibility of all athletes;
- Assist Athletic Director in providing leadership and sound decision-making with regard to all Women’s basketball matters, including fiscal affairs, personnel, facilities, public relations, and general operations.
- Provide leadership that adheres to the highest standards of integrity in academic, financial, and business matters, as well as NCAA rules and regulations for the sport.
- Maintain, enforce, and follow all appropriate athletic department policies, procedures, and practices, and ensure consistency with all University policies, Board of Trustees, and other regulations that govern the University, NCAA rules and certification requirements, and all state and federal laws, including Title IX.
- Ensure an environment that promotes student-athlete health and welfare and a commitment to strong academic values.
- Provide the leadership to implement a positive coaching model within the team and the sport. The head coach will promote a successful, productive, supportive, and nurturing learning environment for our student-athletes while building both skills and character.
- Develop and manage team, and special events budgets; request equipment; and ensure departmental compliance with all Unive rsity cash handling and management policies;
- Collect and analyze departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate for the sport;
- Direct efforts for recruiting players and participates in all phases of recruiting functions.
- Recruit student-athletes in coordination with the Admissions Office and develop alumni athletics events, community rela tionships, and fund-raising opportunities as appropriate;
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.