Eckerd College is a proud member of NCAA Division II. With 14 teams and more than 200 athletes, the Eckerd Tritons have had remarkable success in the classroom as well as in their sports. Tritons have an NCAA DII Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 95 percent—meaning 95 percent of our athletes graduate within six years of enrollment—which ties us for 11th in the nation.
Eckerd is a founding member of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC), formed in 1974. The SSC has claimed 111 NCAA Division II National Championships since its inception while maintaining one of the highest aggregate ASR ratings in the country.
In 2019-19, Eckerd sent three programs to national tournaments (Women’s Basketball, Women’s Sailing, and Baseball) with 14 sports combining to set 19 new program records. The men’s soccer program has won 331 games since its inception in 1973. Over the history of the program, EC has had four Sunshine State Conference Coaches of the Year and one SSC Championship. Over the last five years, the Tritons have produced nine All-Sunshine State Conference Selections, an SSC Defensive Player of the Year, and an SSC Freshman of the Year. The men’s soccer student-athletes also have a rich tradition of excellence in the classroom as the team has had 66 selections to the SSC Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll over the last five years.
In 2019, EC Men's Soccer alumni Juan Tejada signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, where he led the team to the postseason in his first year. Additionally, Men's Soccer earned an All-SSC First team and all-region honor and an academic all-region accolade.
Eckerd College invites applications for the position of Head Men’s Soccer Coach, a full-time 12-month position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should submit a cover letter reflecting their fit with Eckerd College and a resume that includes contact information for at least three references via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2020, to receive first consideration. All applications will be handled in confidence.
The Head Men’s Soccer Coach will direct all facets of Eckerd College’s NCAA Division II men’s soccer program. The coach will be responsible for planning and implementing all training and conditioning of soccer players, match coaching, recruiting, promotions and public relations, assuring academic progress, budget preparation, administration and management, and scheduling.
Manage all day-to-day operations of the men’s soccer program.
Plan and implement daily training of men’s soccer players.
Lead and coach the Eckerd men’s soccer team in contests.
Hire, supervise, and assign responsibilities to the part-time assistant men’s soccer coach.
Recruit, train, and assign responsibilities to the volunteer coaching staff and student assistants.
Plan for and supervise team travel.
Organize and coordinate all recruitment of men’s soccer players in close concert with the College’s admission Office and within the guidelines and policies established by the NCAA.
Stay in close contact with the academic progress of men’s soccer players, and provide for academic assistance and tutoring when necessary.
Be responsible for citizenship and character development of soccer players.
Work to be a strong campus contributor, working effectively with faculty, staff, and administration.
Work collaboratively with sports information personnel, department support staff, and the athletic training and sports medicine personnel.
Develop, implement, and maintain team policies and procedures.
Plan and administer the men’s soccer budget in a responsible manner.
Be responsible for purchasing all necessary uniforms and equipment.
Maintain positive professional relationships with game officials.
Maintain positive professional relationships with colleagues in the Sunshine State Conference and the league office.
Develop and engage in outreach activities in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay communities.
Develop, engage, and maintain relationships with alumni, parents, and friends of the program.
Assist the Athletic Director in fundraising and the development of the Triton Club.
Maintain professional membership in appropriate coaching associations.
Attend clinics and workshops designed to improve coaching skills.
All other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Work in conjunction with all athletic department personnel in serving the mission of the college to provide excellent, innovative undergraduate liberal arts education and lifelong learning programs in the unique Florida environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed upon entry into the position)
Minimum 3 years soccer playing and/or coaching experience required
Experience recruiting college level student-athletes
Working knowledge of NCAA bylaws
Eckerd College is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities are encouraged. Eckerd College offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners.
About Eckerd College
Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd College is a pioneer of innovation—developing programs that have been adopted nationwide and earning the College an international reputation for academic excellence. A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Eckerd College has a diverse student body with 1,970 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s book Colleges That Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. In addition, Eckerd’s Leadership Development Institute, Academy of Senior Professionals and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute identify the College as a national leader in continuing education. Every year, students and faculty travel outside the U.S. to some 40 countries for research and cultural learning. We endeavor to think outside the conventional questions, methods and solutions, seeking to build a better world.