The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse seeks applications for the full-time position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Sports Performance Coach.
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach (9 month appointment): The position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach will hold a 60% appointment in the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (“the Department”) and will report directly to UWL’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Assistant Coach will assist in the management of daily operations of a Division III intercollegiate men’s basketball program competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, assisting in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the men’s basketball program to meet university and Department objectives. They will also be responsible for various administrative tasks associated with running an intercollegiate men’s basketball program, potentially including, but not limited to, the planning of team travel; managing equipment and/or video and technology needs; and coordinating camps. The Assistant Coach must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the university, the Department, UWL men’s basketball program and UWL student athletes.
Sports Performance Coach (12 month appointment): The Sports Performance Coaching position will hold a 40% appointment in the department and have the opportunity to bring knowledge, excitement and dedication the UW-La Crosse Sports Performance Program. They will provide leadership and direction in the areas of strength and conditioning, as well as overall student-athlete well-being, for a nationally successful athletics program.
The individuals will serve as an assistant in the Sports Performance Center and be one of four strength and conditioning coaches employed by UWL Athletics to provide UWL student-athletes with program development, instruction, and coaching in the critical areas of strength and conditioning. The successful candidate must hold a national strength and conditioning certification and have experience developing comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for collegiate or professional athletes. Working with the staff, this assistant will collaborate with their specific teams coaching staffs and the UWL Sports Performance Center Staff to develop and implement training regimens for more their assigned teams.
• Bachelor’s Degree. • Basketball coaching or playing experience at high school, club, or collegiate level. • Knowledge of recruiting and coaching strategies. • Possess a valid driver’s license. • Strength and conditioning certification from a nationally recognized certification program (ex. CSCS). • Experience developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs with collegiate or professional athletes. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Master’s or other post-graduate degree. • Knowledge of NCAA Division III and WIAC rules. • Experience working with diverse populations. • Collegiate coaching or playing experience. • Collegiate recruiting experience. • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCC) credential, or National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential. • Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.
About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U....S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.