The Head Men’s Golf Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the Men’s golf program. The position’s main responsibilities will be to recruit; develop and retain student-athletes; monitor academic success of student-athletes; coach and develop a highly competitive NCAA Division III Men’s golf program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics.
Develop annual overall recruitment strategy, including strategic opportunities to increase diversity of student-athletes within the program, while generating weekly recruiting reports.
Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually.
Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
Attend tournaments, visit high schools, attend practices and/or tournaments of recruits on a regular basis.
Establish and maintain recruiting data base utilizing athletic department recruiting software.
Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest.
Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules.
Experience & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
Previous collegiate coaching experience or demonstrated is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience is desired.
A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
Current and valid driver’s license required.