Taylor’s mission is to develop servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.
As a community, Taylor faculty, staff, and students commit to living out Christ’s love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we’re doing Life Together.
The Head Coach is responsible for leading, managing, and developing Taylor University’s Women’s Basketball team. The Head Coach serves as an active participant in the athletic department and manages all aspects of the program including recruitment, budget management, fundraising initiatives, and spiritual discipleship of team.
Duties & Responsibilities
This position is primarily responsible to:
Testify to personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, affirm belief in the University’s Statement of Faith, abide by and practice our Life Together Covenant, and both personally agree with and support the Foundational Documents of Taylor University.
Create an environment consistent with the values of Taylor University and the Athletic Department that enables achievement of a quality, competitive sports program, and supports the educational goals of individual student-athletes.
Oversee organization and implementation of systems, practices, and game plans for the program.
Provide technical expertise in the fundamentals of the sport.
Run daily operations of the Women’s Basketball athletic program including scheduling, budgeting, assistant coach supervision, fundraising, and spiritual discipleship.
Maintain awareness of and develop strategies that would be consistent with the most current philosophies within the scope of competitive basketball; Initiate and direct program improvements.
Identify and recruit talented student-athletes who are a strong fit for the university's spiritual, academic, and athletic standards.
Guide and mentor student-athletes throughout the school year.
Represent Taylor University and the sports program to various institutional programs and externally, as appropriate.
Protect the integrity of Taylor University and the sport coached by ensuring program compliance with university policy, conference rules, and NAIA guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least two years’ experience in coaching at the intercollegiate level is preferred; however, extensive player experience at the collegiate level can be substituted for coaching experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in the sport.
Skills & Competencies
Engaging interpersonal skills to connect and effectively communicate with current and prospective student-athletes.
Skilled in communication—both verbally and in writing—with a diverse range of audiences and settings.
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
Effective conflict management skills.
Comfortable presenting information to large and small groups in professional and casual settings.
Excellent collaboration and team-building skills.
Effective at coaching and delivering constructive feedback.
Competent in using various computer software, including Microsoft Office suite.
Requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace.
Requires the ability to move and transport objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Work environment is varied, and locations may include a typical interior / office work environment, locker room, weight room, and gym.
In-season travel for intercollegiate athletic competitions is required.
Occasional off-season travel for recruiting may be required.
Taylor University accomplishes its mission by attracting to its community a quality staff and faculty who, above all else, are committed by professing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and by serving under His authority. In turn, everyone who comes to Taylor takes an active and comprehensive role in developing students spiritually, emotionally, and of course, academically—it is truly a discipleship process.
Taylor University is also committed as we strive to create and build a multicultural workforce with a representative tapestry of talents. It is even more than a commitment, it is a biblical mandate we are striving to achieve. Taylor University…a rich heritage, purposefully creating a rich tapestry!
We believe effective student discipleship requires willingness to commit time and care whenever and however the opportunity for student growth presents itself.