Head Coach - Women's Lacrosse University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 4281
Position Summary: Supervise and manage the day to day operations of the athletic team, including providing tactical and skill instruction, organization of practice and competition, team selections, strength and conditioning program and handle administrative duties as necessary for the operations of the program to meet the mission and vision of the University and department.
Responsibilities: Coaching / Teaching
Provide skill and tactical instruction on an individual and team basis during training and competition and prepare team and individuals for competition
Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate training sessions
Conduct team tryouts and make selections. Make coaching decisions in terms of player personnel.
Develop game strategy based on scouting reports, watching opponents and analyzing game video of opponents. Prepare scouting reports for players.
Develop and organize strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season
Serve as mentor to student-athletes for purposes of improving athletic ability and team dynamics, providing guidance for academic and social issues
Establish and monitor team rules
Teach and grade varsity sport class for academic credit
Plan, organize, execute, and supervise team travel including hotel accommodations, ground and air transportation, meals, etc.
Schedule games and practices and coordinate game schedules with officiating organization, conference affiliation, and university officials
Supervise and manage assistant coach(es) and team managers
Order and maintain equipment inventory (included supervision of laundry and storage needs)
Adhere to university and department accounting practices and effectively manage sport budget
Participate in the department planning process and develop long and short term objectives of program
Collaborate with the Sports Information office in the collection and dissemination of information pertaining the team and student-athletes
Collaborate with the medical and training services staff, as well as the Office of Counseling, Health and Wellness to ensure the health and welfare of the student-athletes
Collaborate, organize and assist with the game and facilities management specific to sport
Assist in monitoring the eligibility of student-athletes
Recruitment of Prospective Student-Athletes
Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes
Prepare and distribute recruiting material to prospective student-athletes
Initiate contact and respond to inquiries of prospective student-athletes (e.g., phone calls, in person contact, home visits, electronic mail, etc.)
Evaluate and assess the athletic and academic abilities of prospects to meet University and program academic and competitive objectives
Collaborate with the Office of Admissions
Coordinate on campus visits of prospects (official and unofficial visits)
Serve as a resource to prospects in providing accurate Admissions, Financial Aid, and NCAA regulations information
Campus / Community Communications
Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members
Maintain effective and open communication with University faculty including providing information on potential class absences due to team travel
Assist with the promotion of Logger Athletics with Logger Club, Office of University Relations, community clubs and organizations, local high schools, etc. (including fundraising activities)
Assist with community service projects including summer camps
Serve as a liaison to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and provide guidance on its functions including community service, governance, and special events.
Develop and execute educational programs for student-athletes in the areas of personal well-being, career development, social responsibility, and leadership.
Possess a strong knowledge of the sport as well as a solid understanding of strength and conditioning elements and health and safety standards;
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Strong computer and video technology skills;
Excellent leadership, management, and problem solving skills;
Demonstrated level of high ethical conduct;
Understanding and adherence to institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and policies;
Knowledge and commitment to the role of intercollegiate athletics in an academically-oriented liberal arts institution; and
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.