Reporting to the Associate Director in the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics the Head Coach for Mens & Women Tennis will provide leadership for RIT's Intercollegiate Division III Mens & Women Tennis program. The incumbent must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of the sport of Mens & Women Tennis . Responsibilities include the planning, development and implementation of all activities related to the program, including, but not limited to, the recruitment, supervision, mentoring, and coaching of student athletes and staff, as well as planning, scheduling, and instruction for individual and team development, practices, training sessions and contests. Effectively recruit highly qualified student athletes by working in partnership with the Office of Enrollment Management and the leadership team in Intercollegiate Athletics. This role also requires the effective management of resources including, budget and supplies in respect to recruitment, team travel, hospitality, equipment, etc. The head coach is required to develop and maintain positive relations with alumni and friends of the program and the university.
Provide program leadership in the development of all on/off field activities including game day coordination, practice planning, strategic game planning and execution, supervision of the assistant coaching staff, and scheduling of contests/practices. Collaborate with head strength & conditioning coach to develop effective strength and conditioning programs throughout the year.
Effectively recruit qualified and talented student-athletes on a global perspective. Provide leadership with the contact and follow-up of all potential student-athletes. Cultivate a good rapport with high school coaches and area club organizations. Organize, plan and direct recruits with their campus visits. Possess an understanding and working knowledge of current NCAA recruiting rules and regulations.
Advisement/mentorship of student-athletes in all aspects of their student-athlete experience at RIT. Serve as a positive role model for the student-athletes at all times. Maintain effective communication with team members and utilize effective motivational techniques. Attend professional development opportunities when available.
Manage and administer program resources in collaboration with the athletic support team. Areas include: team travel, hospitality, equipment acquisition, athletic communication requests and athletic training.