Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach

  University (IL)
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 04/24/20

Job Summary


  • Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director and the Director of Athletics the selected candidate will serve as the Head Coach for the cross country and track & field programs.
  • The Head Coach is responsible for organization and administration of the program; developing effective and positive communication with the students, faculty, alumni, and community; coaching, recruiting, team travel, fund raising, and all other areas of team operations (benchmark expectations will be identified); and will ensure the department is operating within the budgetary limitations of the program.
  • Additionally, this position will take an active leadership role in fund raising and public relations activities for the cross country and track & field programs and the athletics department as a whole.
  • As part of the Intercollegiate Athletics, the Head Coach must subscribe to the Principles Governing Athletics and comply with all University, Conference, and NCAA Division I rules and regulations and continually demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and welfare of each student-athlete.
  • Additionally, the selected candidate will work cooperatively and responsibly with other departmental personnel and support the goals and objectives of the athletics program.
  • Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Associate Athletic Director and the Director of Athletics based on the programs needs.



  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred).
  • Evidence of sound organizational and communication skills.
  • Minimum five years coaching experience required. Seven+ years preferred.
  • Proven successful cross country/track & field recruiting experience at the collegiate level.
  • Evidence of a commitment to academic excellence including athlete graduation.
  • Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, colleagues, and the public.
  • Capable and willing to actively plan and participate in fund-raising, promotions, and other similar endeavors as they relate to the cross country/track & field programs and the entire Athletics Department.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations

Final candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S. and not require sponsorship.


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