Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
Under the direct supervision of the Head Track & Cross Country Coach, this position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the University’s varsity track and cross country program. The Assistant Coach will primarily provide coaching instruction to track short and long sprint athletes. This position requires frequent interaction with the Head Coach and athletic trainers to help promote a successful and positive athletic experience for all track and cross-country student-athletes. This position works under general supervision.
This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of individualized track and cross country programs for student-athletes assigned by the Head Coach. This position works closely with the Head Coach to suggest and create sport specific training programs to enhance the student-athletes overall track and/or cross country performance. This position will also assist in the recruiting efforts for the men’s and women’s track and cross country programs and thus will require continuous interaction with the department’s compliance office and academic coordinator to evaluate prospective student-athlete’s admissibility and predict the academic success of admissible student-athletes to the track & cross country programs.
1. Responsible for enhancing the performance of approximately 10-20 student-athletes. Physically develop student-athletes for all phases of season, pre- and post-season practice and competitions. Suggests and develops running program for each athlete with individualized plans and programs to the Head Coach, and supervises workouts and attends practices. Implement the practice plans for sprints athletes approved and/or established by the Head Coach and will recommend plans or modifications for athletes in assigned events. Assists with regular testing to determine progress and making needed individual adjustments.
2. Coordinates with Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning staff on all aspects of team strength and condition programs and injury recovery and prevention with assigned track & cross-country student-athletes.
3. Assists in the recruiting efforts designed to attract academically qualified and athletically gifted student-athletes to the men’s & women’s track programs. Evaluates prospective student-athletes in-person and through reports from high school coaches on their athletic and academic performance. Keeps all recruiting records in good order and provides regular reports to the Head Coach on the recruitment status of each prospective student-athlete. Reports any major concerns or attention for recruitment related issues to the Head Coach.
4. This position is responsible for the welfare of approximately 40 to 50 men’s & women’s track & cross country student-athletes.
Approximately 1-2 years coaching experience as well as previous track or cross country running experience at the collegiate or professional level.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
Internal Number: 13976
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