Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Duties and Responsibilities: The assistant track and field coach will be responsible for assisting the head coach with recruiting, planning and implementing practice schedules and routines, fundraising, student-athlete development, and administrative duties. • Recruiting (20%)—Recruiting will entail scouting and contacting prospective student-athletes, maintaining contact with possible student-athletes and providing a professional opinion on scholarships directed towards student-athletes, as well as, other recruiting-related duties as assigned by the head coach. • Practice Schedule Support (30%)—Planning and implementing practice schedules and routines will entail supervision of student-athletes during practice time, planning practices (workouts, conditioning, technique work, warm ups, etc.) and directing student-athletes to appropriate practice times based upon the student-athletes schedule, as well as other practice-related duties as assigned by the head coach. • Fundraising (20%)—Fundraising will entail identifying effective fundraising strategies, coordinating student-athletes (if needed) and planning and implementing cost effective fundraising strategies, as well as other fundraising duties in coordination with, and as assigned by the head coach. • Student-athlete development (20%)—Student-athlete development will entail personalizing workouts to meet the needs of the student-athlete in question, in the case of injury, disability or identified need. Student-athlete development will also include non-sport related development activities, such as study tables, team-bonding activities or community involvement activities, as well as other developmental activities assigned by the head coach. • Administrative (10%)—Administrative duties will entail pre-meet paperwork, purchasing orders and card invoices, CARA forms, and other administrative duties as assigned by the head coach. Administrative duties also include attendance at monthly staff meetings, compliance meetings and committee meetings, as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience in coaching and/or competing in distance running and track and field events. Thorough knowledge of institutional, NCAA and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rules, policies and regulations required.
This position is funded through NCAA Division II Ethnic Minority and Women’s coaching enhancement grant.
Physical Demands: Adequate health and fitness to maintain long hours, busy schedule, and travel with teams, as required. Use of gross motor skills for instruction of team; ability to see, hear and speak clearly, with or without aids, to represent the University in public appearances, promotional and recruiting activities; full use of hands, arms, feet and legs to perform coaching and administrative functions; ability to work with numbers to monitor budgets.
About Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University is located in Sault Ste Marie, MI. Campus is situated on the site of the former U.S. Army’s Fort Brady and fourteen of LSSU’s buildings are listed on various historic registers, creating a unique campus environment. Campus over looks Sault Ste Marie Canada and the Soo Locks one of the busiest locks in the world. Lake Superior State University’s academic programs go beyond the traditional classroom by offering real-world, hands-on, engaged learning within a unique campus setting. LSSU now offers a World Wide tuition rate to students. Laker Athletics has a Division I hockey team that competes in the WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) and has won 5 national championships. LSSU has 11 Division II teams that compete in the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) men’s basketball consistently plays in the top of the conference making the national tournament.