University of Charleston - Head Women's Soccer Coach
University of Charleston
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Coaching - Soccer
The head coach is responsible for facilitating all aspects that are associated with running a collegiate soccer program. The head women’s soccer coach will recruit student-athletes and manage full-time and part-time coaches and student workers. In addition, the head women’s coach will plan, implement, and evaluate student-athletes' performance on and off the field. The head coach is also responsible for conducting marketing initiatives, equipment maintenance, game preparation and tactical strategies, travel coordination, budget preparation and reconciliation, and organizing and facilitating summer camps. The head coach for women’s soccer must abide by all rules and regulations established by the University of Charleston, the Mountain East Conference (MEC), and the NCAA.
Provide hands-on coaching activities during team practices, individual workouts, and strength training and conditioning activities throughout the course of the academic year (including non-championship and championship segments).
Develop and implement daily practices (6 days per week) focusing on general conditioning, offensive and defensive tactics, and other related elements of the game.
Conduct individual training sessions with players at least once a week, which includes practicing specific related skills matched to their on-field positions.
Videotape each athlete at least once a week and review specific techniques and ways to improve those skills throughout the course of the season.
Create on-field simulations of tactical strategies for offensive and defensive players.
Spend time in each practice session developing mental toughness and extreme focus and implementing on-field strategies for continuing in games when the team is behind in the score.
Review specific tactics and strategies with all student-athletes related to NCAA II and Atlantic Region Competition.
Review proper on and off-field etiquette.
Analyze statistics, video, and data from home and away contests.
Scout opponents and make line-up selections based on optimizing team personnel.
Demonstrate commitment to holistic student-athlete development at the youth or collegiate level, ensuring a positive experience where student-athlete welfare is paramount.
Recruit student-athletes that align with the University’s mission and values and meet the required standards set by the Department of Admissions
Regularly visit High School and Junior College contests
Manage the NCAA Transfer Portal
Reach out to recruiting services in the United States and Abroad.
Effectively manage athletic scholarships and obtain assigned roster numbers and net revenue values that have been set for the program.
Provide academic, personal, and professional mentoring to student-athletes.
Participate in the athletic department’s G.R.A.S.P program and provide required bi-weekly data to the Assistant Athletic Director for Recruitment and Retention. Encourage team members to attend professional development workshops and networking events on and off campus.
Provide an environment where student-athletes learn the value of citizenship, integrity, appreciation for cultural diversity, and respect and responsibility for self and others.
Develop and implement the team’s competition, training, and practice schedules in conjunction with the Athletics Department’s Facility Director.
Create a comprehensive playing schedule that includes MEC, in-region, and out-of-region opponents while maintaining a balance of home and away contests.
Coordinate practice and game times with the Athletics Department’s Director of Athletics Facilities and operations.
Oversee all details for home contests, including parking for visiting teams, locker room facilities for officials, and access to shower facilities for participants following the game.
Coordinate transportation with the Athletics department’s Office Manager.
Provide oversight related to all administrative functions for the Women’s Soccer Team.
Comply with all UC, Mountain East Conference, and NCAA II policies.
Provide oversight and accountability for all women’s soccer program expenditures.
Utilize the UC portal to monitor expenses and reconcile all receipts.
Prepare check requests, purchase orders, and advance requests.
Procure and manage inventory of uniforms, equipment, and supplies.
Generate additional funds for the women’s soccer program.
Hire, train, and supervise Assistant Coaches (full-time, part-time, graduate assistants) and student staff, including but not limited to Manager(s), Statisticians, Scorers, and other bench personnel.
Create opportunities for advancement in the field of intercollegiate athletics.
Provide regular performance feedback to assistant coaches, managers, and student workers.
Plan and conduct soccer camps and clinics for elementary, middle, and high school players but not limited to:
Hire and train all camp personnel, including liability training for each employee.
Utilize the ARMs portal for submitting compliance paperwork related to camp attendance policies and regulations.
Use discretion and professionalism in communicating details of the university’s operations outside of the office, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and security of all personal and financial student information.
Follow all policies related to FERPA, Title IX, Title VII, and HIPPA regulations.
Adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the University’s Employee Handbook and the athletic department’s Coach’s Manual.
Degree Requirements: Applicants must have at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree is preferred for all head coaching positions at the University of Charleston. Substitution Statement-Related experience may be substituted for education on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
The University of Charleston is an NCAA Division II institution that offers twenty intercollegiate sports (10 men's/10 women's) and is a Mountain East Conference (MEC) member. UC has been awarded the Mountain East Conference Commissioner's Cup for athletic excellence among MEC schools for seven out of the last nine years. The men's soccer program has won the NCAA National Championship twice, ending the 2019 season ranked #1 in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches Association. Additionally, UC men's volleyball is a member of a Division I Conference, the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. The HB Wehrle Arena opened in 2017, with the Welch Athletic Complex following in 2019, providing elite facilities for many of the University's athletic programs. The nickname/mascot is the Golden Eagles, with the school colors of maroon and gold.