This position will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the program including but not limited to coaching at training sessions, scouting opponents, recruiting, meet day administration, and academic monitoring of student athletes. Responsible for assisting in the coordination of the management of the Aquatics facilities.
Assist the Head Coach with directing and supervising all activities relative to the training and skill development of student-athletes in preparation for competition.
Provide technical skill instruction to aid in the development of student-athletes at practices.
Conduct individual training sessions with student-athletes geared at skill development.
At the direction of the head coach, develop and execute practice plans that will prepare the team physically and mentally for competition.
Assist in the preparation of team for meets by contributing strategies and aiding in daily preparation of organized and effective practices.
Prepare scouting reports on opponents in preparation for competition.
Monitor student-athletes academic progress ensuring student athletes meet eligibility standards and advance towards a degree.
Monitor and assist in the rehabilitation of injured student-athletes as directed by Team Physicians and Sports Medicine staff.
Coordinate with Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning staff to organize and monitor the physical conditioning of student-athletes.
Program Administrative and Fiscal Management:
Assist in directing and planning an organized, competitive and fiscally sound program. Duties may include, but are not limited to, assisting in travel coordination, assisting in ordering equipment, and assisting in the completion of expense reports.
Ensure program compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
Responsible for performing all duties within the framework of NCAA rules and regulations.
Assist in coordinating the preparation and submission of all the necessary NCAA compliance forms (i.e. practice logs, recruiting folders, official visit forms, etc.)
Assist in monitoring academics amongst student athletes, ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet NCAA eligibility and University standards.
Assist with managing the overall recruitment activities for the men’s and women’s swim & dive program.
Assist in evaluating talent and recruiting prospective student-athletes who will be successful in the classroom and contribute positively to the swim & dive program and the University community.
At the direction of the head coach, communicate via phone, emails and letters, with prospective student-athletes and parents.
Assist in the planning and directing of the scouting of prospective student-athletes including, but not limited to determining the recruiting events and competitions to attend and the prospective student-athletes to be evaluated.
Assist with on-campus official and unofficial visits of prospective student-athletes per University and NCAA policies.
Academics, Service, Marketing, Public Relations, and Development:
Assist in the monitoring of academics amongst student-athletes ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet eligibility standards.
Assist in the development of fund-raising events for the program within the framework of the university and departmental guidelines.
Reinforce the Villanova ideals of devotion to service by designing appropriate events for the team to give back to the community and serve others.
Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required
2-3 years coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level.
Understanding of budget issues and funds management.
Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules, requirements, and expectations of university, program, coaching staff, and student-athletes.
Extensive knowledge of swimming.
Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as the abilities to pay close attention to details, interact effectively and appropriately with student athletes, and evaluate prospects.
Proficiency with personal computer applications.
About Villanova University
Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.