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Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

9 August 2019

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State: Massachusetts

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Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
University in Amherst, Massachusetts is looking for a full-time Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach.

Position Overview:
This position specifically supports the Department and University’s mission through recruiting, coaching, mentoring, and providing administrative assistance for the women’s tennis program and to the respective Head Coach.

Essential Functions:
Coaching:
• By supporting the coaching style and preferences of the Head Coach, provide instructional expertise and direction for the specific area assigned during practice and game-day events.
• Through team practice, film review and one-on-one instructions, enhance the learning and development of the athlete’s tennis skills.
• Provide advice and assistance to the Head Coach during the tennis program athletic events.
• Ensure that proper safety procedures are followed by all student-athletes (all assistant coaches must become certified in CPR and first aid).
• Utilize coaching expertise in creating a winning athletic program for University.
• Work with athletic trainers as needed to implement team wellness and conditioning programs.
• Work together with Head Coach to provide direction to the Strength and Conditioning Coach as to the desired training goals.

Recruiting:
• Identify prospective student-athletes through scouting athletic events, film review and developing industry contacts.
• Evaluate abilities and character of these prospects to determine their potential to succeed athletically within the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) and academically at the University.
• Engage in communication with the prospects, parents, coaches, or other advisors through travel, written and verbal correspondence.
• Assist the Head Coach in working with the University’s admissions office and the Department’s compliance office to obtain academic evaluations that meet University, A10 Conference, and NCAA standards.
• Communicate with Compliance Officer to ensure that all NCAA policies are followed.
• Coordinate on-campus visits, travel arrangements, athletic and academic tours.

Administration:
• Responsible for working with all Athletic Department Offices in processing of administrative functions and paperwork related to the women’s tennis program.
• Assist the Head Coach with budget preparation, reconciliation and procurement of equipment and supplies.
• Responsible for arranging travel aspects related to the sport program which includes the driving of athletic vans for practice and competitions as needed.
• Understand current and changing NCAA, A10 Conference, and University Compliance Policy and Procedures as they relate to the
women’s tennis program. Assist in briefing student-athletes and monitoring adherence to above.
• Shall comply fully with the rules, regulations, and policies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and of the University and its Athletic Department.
• Assist Head Coach in monitoring academic progress of program’s student athletes.
• Assist with the coordination of the programs fundraising activities.
• Attends conventions, conferences, and clinics consistent with Department and University policies.

Marketing and Promotions:
• Identify program-marketing opportunities, communicate with the Athletic Marketing Office and assist in the execution, if necessary, of any marketing and promotions projects.
• Work with program sports information director to promote and foster a positive team identity to the public.
• Ability to use social media platforms to create and maintain a team identity and brand that embodies the program’s vision.

Public Relations:
• As a member of a Division I program for University, assistant coaches need to represent their school and program in a manner that supports the mission of the university. Speaking engagements, instructional clinics, development efforts, and community relation programs need to reflect a professional and positive impression to the media or general public.
• Responsible for exploring and organizing community service opportunities that enhance the student-athlete experience and make a positive impact in the local community.

Other Functions:
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure):
• Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution.
• One to three years of tennis coaching and/or playing experience.
• Ability to work weekends and nights.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various stakeholders.
• Moderate to high movement and activity required; responsibilities include extended periods of standing.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
• Knowledge of Social Media Platforms.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure):
NCAA Division I experience.
• Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics.
• Ability to string tennis racquets.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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