Reporting to the Director of Athletics, Head Men’s Basketball Coach will have primary responsibility for leadership of all activities related to the academic, athletic, social and spiritual success of Lipscomb University’s men’s basketball program. Lipscomb University is a faith-based institution committed to excellence in the intersection of faith and sports - competing at the "Highest Level with a Higher Calling in mind". In building a successful program, Head Coach is expected to attract, equip, train, lead and develop student athletes in a way that reflects the values of the university and that allows them to excel in all area referenced above.
Recruiting – Leading the recruitment of qualified student-athletes who are a fit for Lipscomb University through correspondence with student athletes identified as prospects, attendance at selected events for evaluation of prospects, establishing positive relationships with coaches and others in men’s basketball community in order to assist in evaluations, use of rankings, video and other means of determining basketball ability, organizing and conducting recruiting visits, as needed. All of this will be done in strict compliance with NCAA, ASUN and Lipscomb University rules and regulations.
Coaching duties – practice planning, organization and coaching; game planning, in-game coaching; counseling student-athletes and promoting their academic, civic, and spiritual progress. All of this will be done in strict compliance with NCAA, ASUN and Lipscomb University rules and regulations.
Operational duties – To include scheduling (in conjunction with the AD) and travel arrangements for practices, games and other men’s basketball related events; ordering of equipment and other items as needed for men’s basketball; other operational or managerial responsibilities as needed. All of this will be done in strict compliance with NCAA, ASUN and Lipscomb University rules and regulations.
Fundraising and Promotion – Assisting with promotion of, attendance at and/or awareness of fundraising activities related to the men’s basketball program, Lipscomb University Athletics and Lipscomb University as a whole. Activities may include: participation in information gathering, contacting parents and other potential donors, meeting with potential donors or sponsors, assisting Director of Athletics or other Development personnel with fundraising activities.
Community Building Activities – As directed by Director of Athletics, Assoc. AD for External Affairs or Development, assistance in directing Lipscomb University men’s basketball involvement with individuals or partners on program-improvement projects and initiatives, camp opportunities, fundraising, development and cultivation opportunities for the University, community awareness programming, campus engagement and other opportunities as may arise that will benefit Lipscomb University Athletics and the University as a whole.
About Lipscomb University Athletics
Lipscomb University is a private coeducational institution whose principal focus is undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with a number of pre-professional fields and master’s degree programs. Its primary mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. The mission is carried out not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community.