The Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach is primary responsibility will be the management of the men’s and women’s swim program and instruction and counseling of student-athletes in the program. Other duties include: • Teach the fundamentals and mechanics of swimming. Explain and enforce rules and regulations; instruct student-athletes and encourage them to succeed in academic and athletic pursuits, it being understood that one of the primary goals of the University’s athletic program is to graduate its student-athletes. Supervise assistant coaches and student-athletes involved in the men’s and women’s swimming program. • Manage, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of recruiting prospective student-athletes. This includes identification, making contacts, communication, developing and implementing tracking systems within the NCAA, Conference, and University regulations and the University’s standards for admission. Assuming responsibility for the academic credibility of student-athletes recruited to the University to swim. The NCAA APR process is the measuring tool for monitoring progress towards a degree and retention of student-athletes. • Working closely with the Deputy Athletic Director to monitor expenditures for swimming so as to stay within Commonwealth and University budget guidelines as well as Conference and NCAA rules. Working with the Sport Administrator in the development of the swimming schedule. • Promoting the University generally and the swim program specifically by maintaining a high profile with the constituencies important to fundraising, promotions and public relations. This consists of being available to speak to groups who have potential to support the University, assisting fundraising visits and presentations whenever possible, developing a positive relationship with media covering the athletic program, and assisting in promoting the men’s and women’s swim program. • Understanding and having a working knowledge of and abiding by applicable policies and regulations of Old Dominion University, the Conference, and the NCAA, it being understood that your failure to comply with such rules and regulations may result in disciplinary action taken against you by the Conference, or by the NCAA or by Old Dominion University. Representing the University in a manner that projects sportsmanship, class and integrity at all times. On and off course behavior will be considered extremely important in this regard. • All of the duties described above require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, Conference and ODU. It shall be the responsibility of the Head Coach to promote an atmosphere for compliance within the program supervised by the Coach and to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators involved with the program who report directly or indirectly to the coach.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with training and/or experience equivalent to an advanced degree. CPR and First Aid certified. Demonstrated success as a swim coach with significant experience at the collegiate or professional level. Ability to organize and manage of all facets of the men’s and women’s swimming program, including, but not limited to, recruiting, scouting, individual instruction, budget planning, monitoring the academic progress and success of student-athletes and general day-to-day swimming operations. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated integrity, leadership and knowledge of swimming are required. Ability to effectively communicate and engage with all members of the community including donors, alumni, fans and media.
Preferred Qualifications: Swimming coach experience at the Division I level. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
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