Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) a proud member of NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, seeks qualified candidates for its head men’s and women’s tennis coach vacancy. This position directs the development, organization and management of all phases of the women’s men’s and women’s tennis program. Recruiting, retaining, and graduating qualified student-athletes, as well as applying effective coaching, mentoring techniques, and player development strategies that result in successful competition is the primary purpose in this position.
Duties and tasks include, but not limited to: Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Direct and coordinate the activities of the men’s and women’s staff in the planning, organizing and coaching of the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s men’s and women’s tennis team; ensure compliance with the university, conference, and NCAA policies and regulations. Direct the women’s men’s and women’s tennis staff in the preparation of analyses of opponent teams; analyze game statistics and technical data of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly. Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with University administration and faculty for resolution of problems required. Assign geographical areas to and supervise the women’s men’s and women’s tennis staff in the recruitment of new players; determine recipients of women’s men’s and women’s tennis scholarships in accordance with University admissions policies. Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds. Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, merit recommendations, and promotions. Study, evaluate, and implement innovations in men’s and women’s tennis strategy and player development. Represent the Lenoir-Rhyne University athletic department in professional, civic and alumni events. Develop and execute a fundraising strategy in coordination with the Director of the Bears Club to increase revenues to enhance the student-athlete experience. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, as assigned by University administration, if mutually agreeable.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities include:
Collegiate level coaching experience with a general understanding of NCAA DII rules
Demonstration of successful collegiate recruiting experience
Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop a culture of excellence
Strong communication skills
About Lenoir-Rhyne University
Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, th...e University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 22 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 11 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference.