Location: Alfred, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Feb 18 2019 Job Description:
Brief Description of Duties: The Head Coach (HC) is responsible for all aspects of leading a NCAA program in the sports of Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse. Including, but is not limited to, recruitment of prospective student-athletes (SA), SA development, competition preparation and strategy, supervision of assistant coaches, scheduling, alumni and public relations, fundraising, adherence to NCAA rules and regulations, and general administrative duties. The HC will be evaluated for competitive success; the extent to which coaches are providing a positive meaningful educational experience for SA leading to their graduation; whether the HC has established a culture in which he/she is viewed by the SA as a mentor, educator and role model. The HC is responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals and mission of the college and Athletic program, as well as adherence to departmental, university, and NCAA policies and procedures. Other duties as qualified and assigned may be assigned by the Athletic Director.
Recruiting: Responsibility for developing a comprehensive plan to identify, evaluate and recruit high quality SA to Alfred State. Including but not limited to, phone contacts, in-person evaluations, home visits and SA visits to campus. Responsible, as per NCAA rules, to maintain accurate records of all recruitment activities for himself/herself and for his/her assistant coaches.
Team Preparation: Responsibility for training, teaching and conditioning SA in preparation for all intercollegiate contests. Plan and supervise practices, prepare game strategies and coach the team at contests. Work closely with the Strength and Conditioning and Athletic Training staffs to develop and implement a comprehensive program of conditioning and injury prevention.
SA Development: Responsibility for creating an atmosphere and culture that reflects the missions of Athletics and the College. A positive SA experience, both on and off the field is a priority of the coaching staff and administration. Including but not limited to, monitoring academic performance including graduation rates, study hall, and class attendance. The HC is responsible for the behavior and appearance of SA and managers under his/her direction while representing the institution.
Administrative Responsibilities: Responsibility for a wide variety of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling of practices and games, annual reports, recruiting logs, providing rosters and other paperwork to various offices for NCAA compliance issues, team travel plans, media guide development, and all any administrative requirements for any other duties as assigned.
NCAA Rules Compliance: Responsibility for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse programs.
Budget: Responsibility for administering a budget developed in collaboration with his/her sport supervisor, with final approval granted by the Director of Athletics. Working with the Equipment Manager to purchase and track inventory of equipment/uniforms, monitor travel expenses of team and coaches and planning SA scholarship awards to stay within budgeted/NCAA allocation. Responsible for reconciliation of expenditures for all team travel, recruiting expenses and other Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse related expenses.
Supervise Staff: Responsibility for hiring, evaluation and supervision of assistant coaches. The HC provides mentoring, guidance and oversight of assistants in all aspects of administering and managing a NCAA Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse program.
Generation of Revenue: Participate in fundraising activities for both the general athletic program and the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse program. The HC will strive to meet a mutually agreed upon fundraising goals for the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse programs toward the department general fund. Work in concert with the AD to formulate an annual fundraising plan to solicit/raise funds for the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse program, that acts as a supplemental budget to the general program operating budget.
Community Services: Participate in community relation activities both as an individual and with SA. This could include clinics, speaking engagements, and volunteer efforts with local organizations. The HC will also be strongly encouraged to participate in campus activities to promote the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse programs and the Department of Athletics.
Alumni Relations: Establish and maintain a good relationship with the Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse alumni. Coordinate or assist in various alumni activities and functions such as alumni games, College Alumni events, held on-campus and held in conjunction with away athletic contests.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors Degree. Three years intercollegiate coaching experience with Men's Soccer or Lacrosse; experience assisting with fundraising; an understanding of NCAA Rules Compliance. Significant experience with recruiting, skill instruction, practice/game plan development, staff supervision, and administrative responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree in a relevant field; experience coaching Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse within a NCAA intercollegiate program; prior college head coaching experience; intercollegiate playing experience; excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills, fiscal management and fundraising experience.
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