Assistant Track and Field Coach – McNeese State University

Institution: McNeese State University

Location: Lake Charles, La.

Salary: Full-time w/benefits

Job Description

Institution: McNeese State University
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Salary: Full-time w/benefits

Position Description

The Assistant Track & Field/XC Coach will be responsible for recruiting and coaching student-athletes primarily in the Sprints, jumps and hurdles, reports to the Head XC/T&F Coach, and supports the McNeese State, Southland Conference and the NCAA Division I athletic philosophy.

Job Responsibilities (Coaching, Recruiting, Administration)
• Regularly meet with SAs regarding their well-being and academic progress
• Plan workouts for assigned event group including the set up / break down of equipment
• Coordinate strength work with our sport specific strength coach
• Coach SAs at all T&F meets at which they compete.
• Maintain a positive relationship with SAs as they graduate and become alumni

o In coordination with the Head Coach, recruit potential student-athletes (PSAs) who are able to become strong SAs aligned with the T&F/XC program, McNeese State and NCAA Division I rules and regulations
o identifying and recruiting PSAs who are competitive;
o regularly communicating with PSAs throughout the recruiting process;
o attending venues and evaluating PSAs;
o hosting PSAs on campus;
o and helping PSAs transition into the university and T&F program

o Administrative tasks required:
o attend regular T&F/XC coaching and athletic staff meetings;
o provide input regarding program direction and specifically within events coached;
o and assist with administrative tasks as requested by the Director and/or AD staff.

• Experience competing in the Sprint, Hurdles and/or Jumps, preferably at the collegiate level
• Experience coaching Sprints, Hurdles and/or Jumps, preferably at least 3 years
• Have current First Aid/CPR training; or the ability to obtain such before employment
• Have completed T&F coaching education; or complete within 3 months of employment:
o USATF Level I Certification or
o USTFCCCA T&F Technical Certification or
o T&F Coaching concentration via Higher Education or other accredited body
• Ability to work both independently and with a team committed toward SA well-being

McNeese State University is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Coach Brendon Gilroy at Review of applications will begin June 18th, 2022.

McNeese State University is an NCAA Division I university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

2022 Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Team Champions
2022 Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team Champions
2021 Southland Conference Men’s Cross Country Champions

Job Categories

NCAA Division I, Assistant Coach, Track and Field

How to Apply