Assistant Track & Field Coach – Throws (or Multis) – John Carroll University

Institution: John Carroll University

Location: University Heights, Ohio

Salary: $30,000

Job Description

The Full-Time Assistant Men and Women’s Track & Field Instructor (Throws) collaborates with the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Instructor in providing support for the organization of the program and implementation of meet and practice plans. This includes, but is not limited to communication with athletes, preparation of facilities, distribution and care of equipment, scouting opponents, and film breakdown. The Assistant Coaching Instructor will provide support for the players’ academic success, and track academic progress as needed. The Assistant Coaching Instructor facilitates communication with a number of constituents, which include faculty, academic advisors, assistant deans, and parents. Internally, the Assistant Coaching Instructor works with the Equipment and Facilities staff, Athletic Trainers, and Assistant ADs when necessary.

The Assistant Coaching Instructor supports the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Instructor to provide coaching instruction and administrative support to other coaches and administrative staff while ensuring compliance with all related governing bodies including the NCAA, OAC Conference, and institutional regulations. The Assistant Coaching Instructor will also have direct responsibilities for the coordination of recruitment of prospective student-athletes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate practice time to include such responsibilities as implementing drills and meet plans into practices, offering input for meet strategies. The Assistant Coaching Instructor will assist players in the learning process, and keep track of players’ punctuality and participation in practices when needed.
  • Implement and lead elements of practices and meets to include preparation, effective execution of drills, one-on-one development work with athletes as warranted, and fulfillment of game day responsibilities.
  • Assist the Head M&W Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Instructor with the development of strategies for a successful program including well-organized practice plans and participation in the development and execution of meet strategies. Specifically lead the aforementioned criteria during the fall track & field practice schedule, as well as during the indoor and outdoor competition seasons.
  • Oversee and be responsible for the track and field budget and purchasing items.
  • Assist with the monitoring of academic progress and meet with individual student-athletes to ensure academic success and compliance with university and NCAA academic standards.
  • Mentor student-athletes as to proper conduct and decorum.
  • Actively support the Head M&W Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Instructor’s philosophy and assist in communicating this philosophy with all stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and recruitment of prospective student-athletes and the tracking of them through the Slate system for the track & field program.
  • Advise and lead staff and student-athletes in developing and implementing official visit itineraries for prospective student-athletes in compliance with NCAA requirements.
  • Assist in the development of community outreach programs, and promotional activities in collaboration with internal staff, and assist in approved fundraising activities as designated by the head coach.
  • Organize and manage track and field practices.
  • Coordinate all administrative requirements for the team including travel arrangements and itineraries for the track & field program.
  • Work in conjunction with the Head M&W Cross Country/Track & Field Coaching Instructor and the Strength and Conditioning Instructor to design and implement targeted development and training programs appropriate to the specific needs of athletes and teams.
  • Attend rules education, sessions and complete necessary forms for compliance upon request.
  • Follow proper procedures for purchasing and resource allocation and monitor spending.
  • Supervise graduate assistants and part-time staff within the program as assigned.
  • Lead in the coordination of team player tryouts and selection.
  • Attend athletic department meetings and collaborate with the Head M&W Cross Country / Track & Field Coaching Instructor and Athletic Director / Assistant Athletic Directors on schedules, programs, and engagement.
  • Participate in pre-season and post-season meetings and programs as appropriate.
  • Develop and provide instructor-led rules training to team, athletic department, and others upon request.
  • Represent department and institution to internal and external constituents. Responsible for positive public relations and communications with constituents.
  • Work closely with athletic trainers and follow injury and drug testing protocols.
  • Follow all University, Ohio Athletic Conference, and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Meet all deadlines for paperwork (i.e. rosters, physicals, officials’ ratings).
  • Exhibit enthusiasm towards athletes and display respect for the entire program (i.e. officials, opponents, parents, schools, property, equipment, etc.).
  • Dress appropriately and professionally for games, practices, recruit/family visits, and other school/athletic functions.
  • Foster school spirit by promoting other sports.
  • Maintain fair, consistent, and appropriate relationships with student-athletes.
  • Maintain composure and exemplary conduct during practice and games.
  •  Participate in all divisions of student affairs and athletics training and professional development programs and coaching staff meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head Coaching Instructor.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain certifications in CPR and AED.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies.
  • Must understand and comply with NCAA, conference, and University rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year of collegiate coaching experience or two (2) years of successful coaching experience as head or assistant coach at the high school level or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize effectively, teach fundamentals and techniques associated with the sport, and experience with teams that are competitive and show evidence of being well-coached.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive leadership and to serve as a positive role model as a coach and colleague.
  • Successful prior participation in the sport at the high school, college, club, or professional level.

Job Categories

NCAA Division III, Full-Time, Track and Field, Throws, Assistant Coach

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