Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Athletics & Recreation, the Head Volleyball Coach will provide support and assistance with all aspects of the intercollegiate indoor and beach volleyball programs. The Head Coach will work to provide optimal playing conditions for LaGrange College volleyball student-athletes, including activities such as supervision of the volleyball courts, locker rooms, and office spaces and the maintenance and security of all volleyball-related equipment and supplies. The Head Coach will provide information and evaluations regarding recruits, roster development, budget reports, game personnel, and staff.?The Head Coach is to provide strategic leadership to support the program’s goals in alignment with the department’s expectations, the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan; to abide by the guidelines established by College, Conference, and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). The Head Coach will supervise and mentor the graduate assistant ( if applicable), develop and manage program operating budgets, and participate in appropriate fund-raising activities.
Ensures the development of quality, competitive volleyball teams and the educational goals and academic success of student-athletes through strategic management of the personnel, budgetary, facility, and equipment resources available to the volleyball programs; development of policies and procedures designed to assure achievement of goals and objectives; and continuous evaluation of individual and unit performance to achieve them.
Ensures compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and athletic conference rules and regulations, particularly those regarding financial aid and student eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics; provides leadership in the recruitment effort for the volleyball programs and provides guidance and/or policies to staff regarding these rules and regulations.
Supports the personal development and academic goals of student-athletes by establishing a philosophy and environment conducive to both, maintaining accessibility for student-athletes whether for athletic or academic matters, providing opportunities for academic assistance to student-athletes if required, and monitoring the academic progress of participating student-athletes.
Advises the VP for Athletics & Recreation on issues relating to the volleyball programs.
Manages the volleyball budgets by planning and developing an annual budget for the programs, including equipment purchases, officiating costs, and travel.
Develops and maintains a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with area high school coaches, two-year college coaches, and parents to recruit quality student-athletes to LaGrange College.
Works to encourage the development of psychological, social, and mental skills necessary for student-athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the court, and in future endeavors.
Develops practice plans, position assignments, game strategies, individual workouts, and strength and conditioning needs for various student-athletes.
Serves as a role model for student-athletes by always exhibiting ethical and professional conduct.
Represents and promotes LaGrange College at various civic, community, speaking, fundraising, and marketing events.
Maintains confidentiality of information exposed in the course of business regarding students, supervisors, or other employees;
Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur.
Assists in all aspects of volleyball camps held at LaGrange College.
Supervise volleyball work-study.
Contributes to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the VP for Athletics & Recreation.
LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its liberal arts traditions, the College supports students in their search for truth. An ethical and caring community that values excellence, service, civility, diversity, and inclusion, LaGrange College prepares its students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.