Institution: University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Idaho
The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Track and Field with all facets of conducting successful men’s and women’s track and field programs. The position reports directly to the Director of Track and Field. Duties include: coaching of assigned events during practice and competition for men’s and women’s programs, recruiting, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Track and Field. This individual must be knowledgeable of and in compliance with all NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations, and must display professional integrity.
The mission of Idaho Track & Field and Cross Country is to create and foster a culture that thrives on excellence in character, academics, and athletics, while focusing on the process in a positive and collaborative environment. Team is a small, intimate roster size. Facilities include: exclusive indoor throwing room year-round, 300m indoor track in season, indoor football field out-of-season, concourse with roll out mats out-of-season, and dedicated outdoor track facility. Position involves travel, working weekends, and working hours outside a normal work week.
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
On-the-track coaching at practice and meets within NCAA approved guidelines;
Creating and preparing practice plans;
Analyzing and identifying opponents’ strengths and weaknesses to develop meet strategies;
Preparing and implementing pre- and post-season conditioning programs;
Conducing conferences with team members to identify problem areas and to track progress and to motivate;
Educating student-athletes on the process of excellence in character, academics and athletics;
Setting up, conducting and cleaning up practice sessions;
Assisting in designing and implementing weight training program for student-athletes;
Contributing to the maintenance of good working relationships with all athletics staff members and student-athletes through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, respect for the competencies of others, and appropriate resolution behaviors.
Contacting prospective student-athletes via social media, recruitment materials, telephone, and visitations;
Developing and nurturing relationships with high school, club, and junior college coaches;
Attending meets to evaluate prospective student-athlete’s talent
Reviewing footage of prospective recruits;
Assisting in organizing and coordinating campus visits of prospective recruits as assigned;
Negotiating the allocation of limited scholarship offers each year;
Continually reviewing various forms of social media for various prospective student-athletes to ensure the best student-athlete is obtained;
Monitoring the admissions, registration, and housing acceptance of all incoming student-athletes;
Maintaining working relationships with student-athletes.
Completing other tasks as assigned by Director of Track and Field/ Cross Country.
A satisfactory driving record and ability to operate University vehicles.
Less than 9 points in driving record within last 36 months – required to certify to drive University vehicles.
Computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
Must be able to pass the NCAA recruiting compliance test annually.
Successful coaching experience (sprints/jumps preferred).
Ability to recruit top-quality student-athletes at the NCAA Div 1 level;
Employment may be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background and/or driving investigation.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to comply with NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
Desire to work in a collaborative environment and to learn and grow.
Coaching philosophy consistent and/or complementary to that of the existing Director of Track and Field/Cross Country.
Concern for the character, academic and athletic preparation of student-athletes.
Experience recruiting national caliber track and field student-athletes.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to establish good rapport and effective working relationships with student-athletes, department members, administrators, university faculty and staff, professional colleagues, and the general public.
NCAA Division I
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