The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the track & field program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding training strategies, competitions, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the track & field program to constituents).
- Six years experience participating in and/or coaching track & field/cross country at the high school or collegiate level.
- Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong knowledge of track & field training programs, skills and strategies, particularly in the jumping events.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
- Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license
- Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by event and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities.
- The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for: Identifying qualified students and talented athletes, communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail, traveling to evaluate prospects; Meeting parents and high school coaches, organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects; Maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA; and Staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.