The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the Head Coach by coaching student athletes, recruiting, monitoring student athlete academic progress, scheduling, managing travel and scholarships and overseeing the discipline, conduct, and image of the student athletes.
- Responsible for recruiting quality prospective student athletes. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating past performance, making contact, following up on prospective athletes, the timely submission of their academic records for admissions, and assisting with the designation and compliance of scholarship offers to prospective student athletes.
- Responsible for the monitoring of academic progress and status of team members, study hall coordination and compliance, and implementing action plans through appropriate College staff as appropriate.
- Under the direction of the head coach, plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, coordination of line-ups, game strategies, practice itinerary and individual workouts, and managing a designated skill development area of group of positions.
- Develop and recommend game strategy and position assignments to the head coach.
- Monitor the purchase of uniforms, equipment, and supplies, including accountability for expense control and administration of the sport's budget.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of sport rules and the ability to teach critical skills, regulations and competitive strategies and training techniques.
- Ability to objectively evaluate physical skills in the areas of physical potential and mental capability for intercollegiate athletics.
- Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
- Must demonstrate an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics.
- Demonstrates core practice skills such as active listening, open-ended questions, summarizing, and reframing.
- Creates a welcoming and trusting environment that engages students, placing the student's unique experiences at the center of the work.
- Fosters agency through developmental advising practices that encourage self-efficacy, self-determination, self-advocacy, and accountability.
- The capacity to represent the College at local agencies/organizations activities and group meetings.