Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
The head coach is responsible for planning and administration of the cross country program. The head coach provides vision, leadership and oversight for current student-athletes, prospective students-athletes, alumni, parents and supporters of the program.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis. Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to recruiting goal established by Athletic Director. Determine and select rostered team members; exercises full-discretion of student-athlete playing time/competitive opportunities. Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills. Maintain acceptable win/loss records or place-finish in accordance with Augsburg University Athletics program standards. Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to meet/exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed. Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution. Create sport-specific practice and meet plans, analyze film and facilitate team meetings. Supervise assistant and volunteer coach(es)
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Oversee all areas of budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate Organize and participate in team community-service event(s). Involvement with camps and clinics Perform/supervise tasks related to maintaining the athletics department, including athletic equipment, concessions, game management, student-athlete academic support and administrative duties. All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.
At least three (3) years of coaching and recruiting experience required, college experience preferred.
Knowledge and adherence to the MIAC Code of Ethics and follow MIAC and NCAA Division III guidelines and regulation, while exhibiting behavior that represents a positive image of the athletic program and the university.
About Augsburg University
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.