Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division I swimming and diving program. Also assists in creating and implementing the general business operations of the program. The Assistant Coach receives general supervision from head coach, and exercises direct supervision of the student-athlete team, interns, work study students, volunteers. Examples of Work: 1. Recruiting -Assist head coach in all aspects of recruiting. -Responsible for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures. -Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility. -Pass the NCAA coaches’ recruiting test annually. -Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at local, regional, sectional, and national meets, and film. -Maintain telephone contact with prospects. -Recruit their centers of influence. -Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up with by mail/email. -Transcript request—The most influential piece of information in the recruiting process. Letter to registrar and follow-up calls to counselors, when appropriate. Working with our admissions people in an effective and efficient manner. -Home Visits—Assist head coach with preparation and presentation when appropriate. -Unofficial visits—Getting some local prospects (San Diego and Los Angeles) to visit us so we can get to know them. Getting local athletes to attend some of our home meets -Campus visits—Arrange travel for our recruits. Coordinate the involvement of our athletes. Spend meals with recruits. Arrange an academic meeting with a department person in their field of interest and an academic class with one of the players. Tour campus. -Follow-up—Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion. 2. Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching -Supervision of athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the athletes’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation. -Practice Preparation –Help organize and plan practice everyday. Present ideas to help us improve and win. -Coaching—Know our philosophy and why. Know every drill and your role in that drill. Teach our athletes with enthusiasm. Help develop the skills of our athletes. Be available to work with athletes before and after practice. 3. General Assignments -The coordination of all University academic policies and responsibilities for counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility. -Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid. -Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations. -Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relationships. -Maintain professional growth through meetings, clinics, workshops, etc. -Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University. -Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations for student-athletes. 4. Travel -Develop detailed budgets for all road trips. -Coordinate and explain the expenses to head coach. -Coordinate air and ground transportation with authorized travel agency. -Distribute cash advances to players and coaches. -File expense report for team. -Secure bus and van use with transportation coordinator.
Bachelor’s Degree required
At least one year of related experience in the sport
Understanding of and compliance with NCAA rules and regulations
Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media.
Possess good management skills
Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division I level
Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner; excellent interpersonal skills.
Adherence to and appreciation for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Valid California driver’s license required within six weeks of hire
CPR/AED/first aid certification required within six weeks of hire
Special Conditions of Employment:
Ability to travel for extended periods of time for athletic contests and recruiting activities.
Successful completion of required background checks.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay, USD enrolls over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven col...leges and schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. The University of San Diego seeks gender, cultural and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. USD has a 17 Division I NCAA sports, including FCS football.