Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by one of the nation’s top-ranked study abroad program, ranked #59 by US News of national liberal arts colleges, and recently tabbed as one of the top 100 colleges in the nation for sports lovers, coming in at #47 (across all NCAA Divisions) for student-athlete experience according to Money magazine and Sports Illustrated. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association.
Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Head Women’s Golf Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position leads all aspects in continuing to build a top 10 Division III women’s golf program, including but not limited to: identifying and recruiting successful student-athletes, skill development during practices and matches, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, building a positive and cohesive team culture, and other duties as assigned. Additional secondary duty to be determined.
The three-time reigning South Athletic Association (SAA) Champions, Centre Women’s Golf has become a fixture in the top 10, nationally, finishing 10th, 11th, and sixth nationally over the last three NCAA Championships.
This position requires compliance with all NCAA, SAA, and Centre College rules and regulations and to be mindful of the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
Centre is currently in the midst of a $65-million capital project called the Initiative for Wellness and Athletics Excellence (IWAE) to include the construction of a new baseball facility, football/lacrosse stadium, outdoor track, 50-meter natatorium, and a 200-meter indoor fieldhouse with turf. Construction began in July 2021 and will conclude in winter/spring 2024. Expansion of the indoor golf training center, to including doubling its footprint, is in the fundraising stage.
The men’s and women’s golf programs also enjoy the benefit of an endowment.
The Head Women’s Golf Coach provides leadership in all coaching, recruiting, and administrative duties for a nationally elite Division III women’s golf program. The individual reports to the Director of Athletics. Secondary duty will be determined.
Essential Job Functions:
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
Organize, prepare, and conduct practices, trainings, and competitions;
Successfully recruit student-athletes in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations; mindful of the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion;
While leading, monitoring, and coordinating training and practice sessions, ensuring all appropriate safety guidelines are followed;
Responsible for program budget to include travel, equipment, officials, and recruiting expenses;
Direct all aspects of the program;
Lead the holistic development of golf student-athletes;
Represent the program and the College to students, parents, community, alumni, and the general public;
Manage the daily operations and administration facets of the women’s golf program;
Work in conjunction with members of the department’s administration and support staff in regard to staffing needs, strategic budgeting, facility needs and enhancements, fundraising, alumni development, and program promotion;
Make appropriate recommendations to Athletic Administration in regard to maintenance concerns and enhancement needs for facilities;
Actively participate in department-wide fundraising initiatives;
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics;
Secondary duty will be assigned at a later date;
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with previous collegiate playing or coaching experience required. CPR, AED, and First-Aid certifications will be required prior to fall 2023.
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated knowledge and coaching skills of the sport of golf and its playing rules; a commitment to the Division III philosophy; a commitment to diversity and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations; Demonstrate an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse, backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race, and sexual orientation; knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules; and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, and mentor student-athletes are essential. Additional qualifications include communication skills that allow for the ability to teach, motivate, and counsel student-athletes effectively as well as being self-motivated, positive, energetic, eager to teach, and a willingness to travel. The ability to foster a team environment as well as the ability and desire to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department is essential.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling up to 25 pounds. Standing and or walking for more than four hours per day.
Full-time position with competitive salary includes complete benefits package from the College.
Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at https://www.centre.edu/offices/human-resources/career-opportunities/ (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by June 5th, 2023.
Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.
Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.
For information concerning the College, visit our web site at www.centre.edu