Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Salary: This position is a 26 hour 9 month non-benefited position.
Men’s and Women’s Horizontal Jumps/Sprints/Hurdles
The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the men’s and women’s head coaches with the development and competitiveness of a Division 1 program primarily by instructing student-athletes on track and field skills and techniques, assessing comprehension of skills and techniques, and preparing student-athletes for competition. The position is also responsible for the identification and recruitment of high-caliber prospective student-athletes.
The assistant coach, as an acting representative for the College of the Holy Cross, the Patriot League and NCAA, must perform all duties in compliance and with consideration to the core values, rules and regulations of those entities.
Primary Responsibilities (60%): Sprints/Short Hurdles/Jumps
Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:
– rules & fundamentals
– skill attainment
– techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner
– team concepts
Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:
– assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
– developing a yearly plan for athletes that focuses on peak performances at championship meets.
– developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
– determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
– attending workshops and training sessions to research methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations
Secondary responsibilities (30%)
– Identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes in event groups
– Communicating and engaging with recruits within NCAA guidelines
Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):
-collaborating with head coaches to develop annual goals for the program
-maintaining and sharing records and practice plans with head and co-coaches.
-effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
-tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
-assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
-administering sports camps as directed by head coach and athletics administration
Bachelor’s degree required
Prior experience instructing and coaching, preferably at the Division I level
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Certification in coaching areas strongly encouraged
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
Computer, social networking, and video editing skills strongly encouraged
Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College’s mission:
Instructional/teaching skills; understanding of a variety of instructional methods
Ability to demonstrate skills and techniques during practice sessions, in order for student-athletes to learn through observation
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Flexibility and reliability; position requires travel/work on nights and weekends.
Understands risk management and works in conjunction with Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning personnel to uphold health and safety standards all activities
Supports the priority of academic achievement while fostering excellence in athletics.
Strong teamwork and team facilitation
Supports departmental efforts through collaborative measures and sharing knowledge with others
Understands, values and respects diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment
NCAA Division I, Assistant Coach, Track and Field, Sprints, Hurdles, Vertical Jumps, Horizontal Jumps
How to Apply