Institution: University of St. Thomas
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
This position is responsible for organizing, developing, and administering all functions related to coaching a nationally competitive Division I Women’s Cross-Country program. Fundamental duties include but are not limited to coaching, prospecting, and recruitment of student athletes; commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student athletes as well as player development; budget management, engagement in program fundraising and supervision of all support staff. The Head Coach will manage all day-to-day team operations, practice/competition preparation and team travel. This position collaborates with intercollegiate athletics staff members, medical services, academic support, compliance, and institutional partners – admission, financial aid, and international admissions. This position reports directly to a designated sports administrator.
Coaching Practice and Competition
Planning pre-season, season, and off-season practices; assistant assignments; scheduling; and roster maintenance. Prepare competition plan student-athletes’ roles, pre-competition, competition, and post-competition arrangements, and film requirements.
Competitive scheduling, travel arrangements, pre-season camp arrangements, and conducting player meetings. Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate assistant coaches and program staff.
Design and implement the overall program recruiting strategy; includes identification, evaluation, recruitment, and retention of prospective student athletes.
Responsible for compliance with NCAA, conference, and institutional rules ensuring program compliance.
Oversight of program finances, zero-based budgeting, and management of all program expenses. Administration of athletic scholarship allocations.
Student Athlete Character Development, Academic Achievement & Team Culture Enhance student athlete collegiate experience through team expectations and team culture, personal development opportunities – life skills, community service and professional growth. Emphasize academic success and retention to boost graduation rates and the academic progress rate, (APR).
Alumni Engagement, Fundraising, Public Relations
Develop program specific alumni engagement strategies annually. Collaborate with Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development to establish fundraising initiatives that are part of the overarching department structure. Represent the institution in media requests and speaking engagements.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President and Director of Athletics or Assigned Sport Administrator.
NCAA Division I, Head Coach, Cross Country
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