Millsaps College, a NCAA Division III institution located in Jackson, Mississippi and member of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month position as the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.
This position will report to the Athletic Director and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.
The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach is directly responsible for the administration, supervision and development of a comprehensive men’s and women’s tennis program. The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach reports directly to the Director of Athletics and supports the Department of Athletic’s mission and goals as well as the mission and goals of the larger campus community.
Successfully evaluate and recruit high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines;
Embrace NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing balance between academics and athletics;
Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents to include scheduling non-conference games;
Oversee on-court coaching and development of tennis skills and techniques;
Manage and oversee all assistant tennis coaches and volunteers;
Coordinate and plan practice sessions during both traditional and non-traditional segments;
Monitor academic progress of all tennis student-athletes;
Coordinate team and staff recruiting travel, including vehicles, lodging, and meals;
Oversee fund-raising programs that augment operations budget;
Maintain and cultivate parent and alumnae relationships;
Manage and maintain tennis equipment inventory;
Manage and balance yearly program budget;
Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director.
Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines;
Actively pursue community service activities for men’s and women’s tennis teams and staff;
Participate in various other areas of interest for the College and Department of Athletics.
Bachelor's degree in related field; Masters preferred.
Minimum 3 years of successful college coaching experience; Division III experience preferred.
Proven recruiting experience at the non-scholarship level.
Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of background screening.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references in email format to:
Director of Athletics
The review of applicants will begin immediately.
About Millsaps College
Millsaps College provides an ideal atmosphere for learning, with one teacher for every 10 students and an average class size of 15. Associated with the United Methodist Church, and located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Mississippi's capital city of Jackson - a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million population - Millsaps is home to nearly 1,000 students from 27 states and 24 countries. Our students have intellectual firepower, and know they will be taught by faculty who are as serious about learning as they are. Ranked by Forbes magazine as the best college in in Mississippi.The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges. Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. Millsaps is locate...d in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.