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Head Coach - Tennis

31 May 2018

Country: USA
State: Texas

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Head Coach – Tennis
University in Nacogdoches, TX is looking for a full-time Head Tennis Coach.

Position Overview:
This is a managerial position responsible for the management and administration of all phases of a sports program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Athletics and University. Regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment when performing work. Reports to the Director of Athletics.

Essential Job Functions
1. Adheres to all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Southland Conference (SLC) and university rules and regulations.
2. Oversees the recruitment and selection of student-athletes. Ensures compliance with NCAA guidelines for contacting and entertaining prospects. Initiates the process for determining academic eligibility and issuing National Letters of Intent.
3. Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters.
4. Monitors the eligibility status and promotes the academic progress of student-athletes. Assists in enforcing study hall attendance for referred freshmen and others with grade deficiencies. Supports the guidelines established by the Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Services.
5. Manages the sport’s program within the framework of a balanced budget.
6. Oversees the selection, purchase, fitting, and maintenance of team equipment, including uniforms, athletic equipment and supplies.
7. Schedules and conducts regular practice sessions in and out of season, as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations. Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and a team.
8. Arranges a competitive event schedule in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletics Director for Business Affairs.
9. Ensures that team travel arrangements are in compliance with university, SLC and NCAA rules and regulations, including monitoring the development of travel itineraries and coordination of travel plans.
10. Oversees the conditioning and training of team members ensuring student-athletes are physically prepared for competition.
11. Supervises assigned assistant coaches, part-time assistants, restricted earnings coaches, volunteer coaches, student assistants and/or other support staff. Provides orientation, training and guidance, as needed. Conducts performance evaluations and recommends salary increases, as appropriate.
12. Develops and publishes team rules regarding appearance, practice, class attendance, punctuality, dress code, and general standards of behavior, with the approval of the Director of Athletics. Enforces team rules providing appropriate disciplinary action as warranted.
13. Ensures the safety of student-athletes and coaching staff through careful monitoring of the condition of athletics equipment and facilities utilized by the designated sport. Submits requests for repair, maintenance and improvement of facilities to the Supervisor of Athletic Facilities and Equipment.
14. Cooperates with all coaches within the intercollegiate athletics program to enhance overall departmental operations.

Non-Essential Job Functions
1. Compiles data and reports, as required by the department, university, SLC, and NCAA.
2. Provides student-athletes with information on opportunities to compete at approved national and international tournaments, meets, etc.
3. Participates in clinics, exhibitions and camp activities, as approved.
4. Assists with approved fund raising activities, as requested.
5. Participates in public relations activities including speaking engagements, television and radio interviews, and press conferences, as approved or requested. Represents the department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events.
6. May receive and/or supervise the receipt of payments from students and others for departmentally sponsored activities.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Southland Conference and the NCAA.
3. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
4. Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
5. Ability to problem-solve a variety of situations.
6. Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others.
7. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Physical Demands Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Master’s degree is required if job responsibilities include teaching courses.

Required Experience and Training
Five years related experience is required. Experience coaching at the collegiate or high school level and/or competitive personal college or professional playing experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience as a head coach at the Division I level with a proven coaching record is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is a safety-sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to Computer and Network Security policy.

This position is eligible for participation in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP), subject to the position being full-time and at least 4 ½ months in length, or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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