This position will assume primary responsibility for the conduct of the men’s and women’s intercollegiate Cross Country programs. The Head Coach will be responsible for the recruitment, retention, academic and personal development of the student-athletes. The Head coach will also be responsible for the physical training and skill development of the student- athletes. The coach is expected to have knowledge of and abide by the philosophy, rules and regulations of Pace University, the NE-10 Conference and the NCAA.
Duties include managing game and practice coaching responsibilities for the Cross Country program. Assuming responsibility for the recruiting of student-athletes who have the potential for meeting the University standards for admission and to be successful member of the Cross Country team. Responsibility for the academic credibility of student-athletes recruited to the University to compete in Cross Country Running. With regard to this responsibility, such matters as class attendance, progress towards a degree and graduation rates will be considered important as will the retention rate of student-athletes recruited to the University to compete in Cross Country Running. The NCAA APR process is the measuring tool for monitoring progress towards a degree and retention of student-athletes. Understanding and having a working knowledge of and abiding by applicable policies and regulations of Pace University, the Northeast 10 Conference, and the NCAA, it being understood that your failure to comply with such rules and regulations may result in disciplinary action taken against you by the Northeast 10, or by the NCAA or by Pace University. Promoting the University generally and the Cross Country program specifically by maintaining a high profile with the constituencies important to fund raising, promotions, and public relations. This consists of: A.) Being available to speak to groups who have potential to support the University; B.) Assisting fund raising visits and presentations whenever possible;Responsible for arranging team transportation, housing and meals.Working closely with the Business Manager to: 1) monitor expenditures for Cross Country so as to stay within University budget guidelines as well as Conference and NCAA rules and 2) the ordering of supplies and services needed to operate a Division II Cross Country program.Representing the University in a manner that projects sportsmanship, class and integrity at all times. On and off field behavior is considered extremely important in this regard.Fulfilling such other related duties that arise or are assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Bachelors Degree Required. Previous playing and/or coaching experience high school, club or collegiate level.. Candidates must demonstrate potential to teach, lead, and counsel college student-athletes.
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