Institution: William Peace University
Location: Raleigh, NC
Head Cross Country-Assistant Coach Men’s and Women’s Track and Field.
Salary: 20k (Freedom to work another job on/off campus)
Email: CJ Fowler – Director of Track/XC: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
• Valid driver’s license
•Experience Recruiting at the collegiate level.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
Collegiate coaching experience in Cross Country or Track and Field
Experience Event Planning and Networking.
Certification in CPR, AED, and first aid (will be provided by the university if not already trained)
USATF Level 1 certification
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, the individual serving in this position is responsible for the following duties as Head Coach for the Men’s & Women’s Cross Country team:
~ Provides leadership and supervision in all aspects of the Men’s & Women’s Cross Country program including, recruitment, retention, academic support, practice preparation, game strategy, alumni development, fundraising, and community service
~ Recruits student athletes who meet the University’s admissions requirements using FrontRush software. Meets annual recruitment goals as developed annually by the Director of Athletics and Director of Admissions, including the evaluation, contact, and establishing relationships with prospective student-athletes and coaches
~ Ensures compliance with all University, USA South Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations related to recruiting and academic monitoring for student athletes
~ Ensures Department and University regulations are understood by and complied with by student athletes and coaching staff
~ Performs planning, organization and execution for on the field coaching duties as described and directs all practice sessions and competitions.
~ Functions in game day organization and assignments.
~ Evaluates course layout and the development of a plan in accordance with each event
~ Supervises, instructs and directs student-athletes.
~ Supports and works cooperatively with Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Equipment, Student Life, Life Skills, NCAA Compliance, Media Relations etc. areas in accordance with department policies and procedures.
~ Performs duties with professional conduct, being fiscally responsible and with a commitment to student-athlete well-being.
~ Abides by all written policies, procedures and guidelines of William Peace University, the Department of Athletics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations.
The individual serving in this position is responsible for the following duties as Assistant Coach for the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field team:
~ Knows and adheres to all applicable NCAA and university regulations that relate to recruiting, daily program management and operation of the individual sport.
~ As directed by the Director—must be able to recruit quality student athletes by means of personal contact, phone and written correspondence with player, coach and parents. Must be able to evaluate ability either in person or through videotape analysis. Must utilize FrontRush software to monitor recruiting contacts. May be asked to make frequent off-campus trips, at the direction of the Head Coach, to watch games/matches/meets. Must assist in arranging (with the Director and the Admissions Office) on-campus visits for prospective student athletes. Ensures compliance with NCAA guidelines for contacting and entertaining prospects.
~ Assists in scheduling games, practices, facility and vehicle use in conjunction with the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country.
~ Assists in scheduling and planning practices. Ensures compliance with NCAA regulations on Playing Season. Per NCAA Bylaw 17.01 and 17.02
~ Evaluates team and individual performance.
~ Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and a team.
~ Has a comprehensive knowledge of athletic conditioning and team physical training.
~ Monitors the condition of playing equipment and facilities used by his/her team to ensure the safety of student-athletes and staff.
~ Coordinates team travel in conjunction with the Director.
~ Prepares game plans based on scouting reports and team evaluation.
~ Monitors the eligibility status and promotes the academic progress of student-athletes.
~ Assists with approved fundraising activities, as requested.
~ Participates in clinics, exhibitions, and camps, as approved.
~ Responsible for campus facilities and equipment during practices/home sporting events.
NCAA Division III
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