Full-time Assistant Women’s Lacrosse coach who reports to the Head Coach and assists with all phases in the operation of the women’s lacrosse program including organization and administration, quality student-athlete recruitment, fiscal management, viable fundraising, public relations and on the field coaching along with other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach.
1.Instruct and lead a positional group on the women’s lacrosse team in their skill development, team strategies, and scouting. 2.Assist in the recruitment of student-athletes including evaluating at tournaments, communication to recruits, and the planning in official and unofficial visits. 3.Assist in the creation of team activities including team bonding events, team leadership workshops, and community service. 4.Coordinate with GVSU support staff including facilities, academic advisors, strength and conditioning coaches, and exercise science staff. 5.Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Candidate to have successful lacrosse playing experience at the collegiate level.
Thorough understanding of the NCAA rules and regulations.
Candidate must have a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes and NCAA compliance.
Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills.
This position requires driving a company/university vehicle – valid driver’s license is required with an acceptable driving record.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
Successful knowledge and experience recruiting high level student-athletes.
Three years’ experience on a collegiate level lacrosse staff.
Experience in coaching defensive concepts and skills.
Experience in developing team culture and curriculum.
Normal office environment. Team and recruiting travel is required.
Grand Valley State University is a NCAA Division II institution that values inclusiveness in all aspects of university business. We are located in Allendale, MI, just 12 miles outside of Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan. Our student population averages 25,000. Laker Athletics has placed first or second in the NACDA Learfield Sports Academy's Directors' Cup for the past 20 years.