Longwood University invites applications for the position of Head Coach, Men's Soccer (GA168). The successful candidate will be responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of the NCAA Division I Soccer Program within the mission of the University and its philosophy of intercollegiate athletics. The head soccer coach will hold academic requirements and pursuits as a matter of highest priority and will actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically and acquire a degree.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
- Direct involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of the NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Athletics.
- Supervision of assistance coaches with delegated responsibilities for the overall maintenance of the program.
- Supervision of all student-athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players' health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
- In cooperation with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services, uphold all University academic policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility.
- Maintain APR scores above NCAA requirements.
- Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations regarding the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
- Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations with student-athletes.
- Recommend to the Assistant Director of Athletics and the Associate Director of Athletics for Business, an annual budget for the program and operate within the approved budget.
- Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent training and work experience in a higher education setting.
- Work experience at a NCAA Division I University preferred with experience coaching soccer.
- Knowledgeable of camp and clinic development programs.
- Ability to schedule future games with opposing teams.
- Demonstrated skill in teaching, coaching, and mentoring others.
- Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.
- Must be able to perform physical activities associated with the sport of baseball.