Assistant Coach, Track and Cross Country (Men's and Women's)

  Collegiate Sports (PA)
  Northeast Region
  College Coaching
  Posted/Updated: 11/05/20

Job Summary

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will assist with carrying out aspects of the assigned NCAA Division I program, including but not limited to recruiting, coaching, mentoring, supporting, and developing the student-athletes. 

Essential Duties

  • Teach, coach, mentor, and inspire student athletes up through graduation.
  • Attend all competitions and practices unless directed to other tasks by the Head Coach and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport.
  • Assist in the organization of all aspects of an athletes' development, including practice sessions, and preparation for contests.
  • Create a positive environment for student-athletes by communicating clearly and fairly with each student-athlete on matters that affect his/her development including academic, physical, social, spiritual and athletic issues.
  • Assist the Head Coach to identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division I level and who are capable of succeeding academically and graduating.
  • Maintain precise records of all recruiting contacts in coordination with the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance.
  • Communicate with Head Coach on itineraries and vacation plans.
  • Responsible for staying within fiscal and budgetary guidelines and maintaining expense reports for all scouting, recruiting and travel expenses.
  • Pass the NCAA test administered by the Faculty Athletics Representative to actively recruit.
  • Demonstrate reasonable self-control at contests with players, opposing coaches and players, officials, and fans; Refrain from physical and verbal abuse of student athletes, referees, or any persons associated with the Atlantic 10 Conference or the University; Accept no speaking engagement for money, endorsements, or any other outside employment at any time without prior approval of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.


Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assume the duties of the Head Coach in their absence as assigned by the sports administrator.
  • Recruit, train, and evaluate any assigned support staff within the program.
  • Participate actively in professional organizations through attendance at conferences, clinics, and conventions as authorized by the Head Coach and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation or designee in order to maintain awareness and understanding of current developments within all areas of responsibility.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of coaching or playing experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated self-direction and motivation with the ability to work independently and work under pressure.
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
  • Valid driver's license and successful clearance of motor vehicle record check.
  • Successful background check clearances including, but not limited to, a PA Criminal Records Check, FBI Fingerprinting Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Check. 

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