In collaboration with head coaches and athletic administrative staff, assistant coaches plan practices to teach, encourage and develop student athlete skills and game techniques. Responsible for developing in athletes an understanding of proper nutrition, personal health and safe strength development.
Coaches team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates game techniques. Manages designated skill development areas or groups of positions. Develops and recommends strategy, teaches theoretical skill and position assignments.
Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Conference and university regulations.
Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually as required for student graduation criteria. Substitute teaches as needed when requested by Head Coach and Director of PE.
Promotes the athletics program and tennis through community events, camps and public speaking. Teaches athletic skills and development through local youth programming.
Mentors and advises student athletes on personal health, strength training, and nutrition.
Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
Ensures compliance with all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.
- A bachelor’s degree is required and a master's degree and collegiate playing experience is preferred.
- Must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field.
- Role models appropriate behavior and conduct to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
- Strong understanding of various coaching techniques and a willingness to learn new methods of instruction.
- Must possess a valid drivers license.