Assist the head coach in teaching, advising and mentoring student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations while: 1) creating an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teaching student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) winning championships. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching effectively in practice and competition, with an emphasis on providing additional individual instruction to student-athletes in how to perform their sport. Secondary to that primary responsibility, the position also: 1) assists the head coach with recruiting, 2) promotes an atmosphere of compliance and student-athlete academic performance, 3) assists the head coach with scheduling and budget management, 4) assists with fundraising, 5) teaches life skills to student-athletes 6) assists the head coach with sport camps as desired, and 7) engages the university and local community by building relationships with constituent group members and by personal and team participation in community service activities in a manner that will increase co-curricular learning experiences for the student-athletes. The instructional assistant coach must have a philosophy that helps the head coach maintain a competitive Division II program that values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes while emphasizing the university and athletics department mission, vision, core values and culture.
•Practice and Competition Instruction
•Student-Athlete Academic Performance
•Recruiting and Retention
•Performs other duties as assigned.
An understanding of, and commitment to the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, when properly implemented, can play in the educational development of Drury student-athletes
Possession of a basic knowledge of the sport, a basic understanding of coaching and instructional strategies, and an ability to instruct and enhance student-athlete development
Ability to recruit and retain qualified student-athletes at an academically competitive institution
Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules
Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner
Ability to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities of individuals directly and indirectly involved with the program
Ability to work successfully with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community
Ability to motivate and develop student-athletes academically and athletically
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities and international student-athletes
Ability to work evening and weekend hours
Ability to travel for work-related activities (e.g., competitions and recruiting)
Attention to detail while maintaining an understanding of the big picture
Strong organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize workload and meet short-term deadlines on a regular basis
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to assist the head coach with managing competition schedules and budgets, fundraising and teaching life skills to student-athletes
Proficiency with appropriate computer applications and general office equipment and software
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
The mission of the Drury Athletics Department is to support the overall mission of Drury University. This is accomplished by providing a balanced, high-quality education for student-athletes and by serving the university community, alumni, and friends through success and distinction within an environment of uncompromising integrity.
The goal of the department is the same as that of Drury University: Excellence. This is demonstrated by the graduation of student-athletes through exceptional academic performance, service to the campus and Springfield community and success against the highest level of NCAA Division II competition.
Drury Athletics recognizes its role in promoting school pride and uniting students, faculty, staff and alumni through shared experiences. We will strive to be recognized as a leader in diversity and inclusion while promoting an environment of teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and personal accountability in all endeavors. We believe this holistic approach in the development of the student-athlete will assist in their overall contribution to the global
Through this intentional combination of study in professional and non-professional area...s, students will learn to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers. They will go beyond traditional education and thinking by blending career, calling, life, community, self and service.
Drury University is an open and welcoming community from a rich variety of cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community which “affirms the quality and worth of all peoples” and appreciates the “diversity of human culture, language, history and experience.”
Drury University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in its programs and activities.