This is a full-time, 12-month position working in all phases of the men’s tennis program. The successful candidate will also teach in our required physical education program. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship.Coaches team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates game techniques. Manages designated skill development areas or groups of positions. Develops and recommends strategy, teaches theoretical skill and position assignments. 20%Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Conference and university regulations. 10%Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually as required for student graduation criteria. Substitute teaches as needed when requested by Head Coach and Director of PE. 10%Promotes the athletics program and tennis through community events, camps and public speaking. Teaches athletic skills and development through local youth programming. 3%Mentors and advises student athletes on personal health, strength training, and nutrition. 10%Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions. 40%Ensures compliance with all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.Communicates consistently with head-coaches, administration, and peers about program goals, status, and needs.Schedules and manages team travel, including lodging, transportation and meal arrangements in accordance with budgetary restrictions. 5%Serves as an event manager for home contests. 2%
A bachelor’s degree and collegiate playing experience is required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: player skill development, practice planning, identification and recruitment of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes, scouting opponents, managing team travel, organizing program fundraising and community service activities, and maintaining parent and alumni communication.
Must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field. Role models appropriate behavior and conduct to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Strong understanding of various coaching techniques and a willingness to learn new methods of instruction. Must possess a valid drivers license.
Required Competencies:Plan and Coordinate - Sets clear goals, prioritizes work plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail. Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and effectively using the University’s resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Makes an effort to involve others in planning and decision-making (i.e., seeks their input and commitment). Technical Skills - Demonstrates knowledge of professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems independently. Understands how functions and services across the University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or technologies. Results Focused - Adapts to other people’s approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems. Communication and Relations - Able to effectively adapt communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender. Teamwork/Team Development - Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group member’s contributions when objectives are met, and makes suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.
Washington and Lee University, founded in 1749, is a highly selective, residential, co-educational, liberal arts university of 1838 students located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia. The University is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, sponsoring 24 varsity sports.