The assistant coach is responsible for helping plan and administer all aspects of the cross-country and track/field programs and reports to the Head Coach and Athletic Director. The Assistant Coach is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the program, maintaining an exemplary student-athlete concept, and the personal development of the student-athletes. The assistant coach should model the NAIA Champions of Character & OLLU's core values and follow all rules and regulations pertaining to the NAIA and OLLU.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience as a cross country and track coach at the college level is preferred.
Display knowledge of coaching techniques, conditioning, and injury prevention.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to instill discipline in a diverse population of students, as well as to mentor and motivate them towards success as scholarly athletes.
Ability to organize and document large competitions and camps, as well as to communicate expectations clearly.
Interpersonal skills to support professional relationships with officials, coaches, parents, media, and the public.
Ability to work collaboratively with other departments on campus.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
Three years of college or national level federation coaching experience in the assigned sport.
OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE