The Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach reports directly to the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and is responsible for assisting in the organization and administration of the women’s volleyball program in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University, Horizon League, and NCAA. The Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach must have a commitment to developing a competitive NCAA Division I volleyball program while maintaining an emphasis on the academic success of the student-athlete. The Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach will be expected to assist in administering the program in a manner that promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the student-athlete. Compliance with NCAA rules is of the utmost importance at Northern Kentucky University. As a member of the athletics department staff, it is expected that the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach will have a full understanding of the NCAA rules that pertain to the position. It is also expected that the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach will comply with all NCAA rules and if he/she becomes aware, or have reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of a rule has occurred he/she will immediately report it to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee.
Primary Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Recruit student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations and academic standards, as well as University academic requirements using letters, telephone calls, personal visits, reviewing videotapes, social media, and attending high school, junior college, and club tournaments. Take the lead in organizing recruiting activities on and off campus. Managing the University Athlete recruiting database and assigning tasks to volleyball staff members.
Assist in the planning and coordination of in-season practices, including team and individual workouts. Assist in the planning and coordination of out-of-season practices, including individual skill instruction and team workouts, focusing on the development of athletic skills to compete at the Division I level.
Assist in the planning and implementation of game plans for each match, including the development of scouting reports of opponents using VolleyMetrics and DataVolley.
Monitor the academics of the women’s volleyball student-athletes. Effectively communicate with Athletics Academic Advisor to ensure any academic concerns are being addressed.
Good organizational skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Displays leadership skills and uses tact.
Motivated, display integrity and professionalism. Loyal and uses fairness and equitable in the treatment of others.
Displays public relations skills and promotes Northern Kentucky University Women’s Volleyball Program.
Minimum two years of related coaching experience. Strong consideration will be given to previous playing experiences and Division I coaching.
Review of applications begins immediately.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2018, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $105 million Health Innovation Center (HIC), home of NKU’s College of Health Professionals and the Institute for Health Innovation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare invested $8 million to construct and equip the two-story Simulation Center. In 2008, we opened the Truist Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events, as well as our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building.
After a successful stint in Division II, NKU transitioned to Division I is 2012-13. Success has continued at the Division I level, highlighted by the men’s basketbal...l team qualifying for the NCAA Tournament or NIT in four of the last five years, which includes three NCAA Tournament qualifications. Women’s soccer has both a Horizon League regular-season and tournament championship to go along with a berth in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Volleyball won the 2019 Horizon League Tournament and qualified as one of two Horizon League teams to reach the NCAA Tournament that season. Individual success has also been prominent for Norse student-athletes. Men’s golfer Jacob Poore won the 2018 Horizon League Championship and competed in the Columbus Region of the 2018 NCAA Championship. Griffin Doersching not only competed in the 2019 Rocket Mortgage College Home Run Derby, but the slugger belted an astounding 20 homers in the final round to win the event on ESPN. Two Norse have also been named All-Americans, with men’s basketball player Drew McDonald garnering AP All-American Honorable Mention status in 2019 and women’s soccer player Kailey Ivins earning a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-America Third-Team this past year.
NKU student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom as well, posting a cumulative grade point average of 3.42 in the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. This marks 20-straight semesters in which Norse student-athletes have registered at least a 3.0, 14 in a row at or above a 3.2 and 8-consecutive with at least a 3.37 GPA. The fall 2020 semester featured 109 student-athletes that posted individual GPA’s of at least 3.60, while the spring 2021 semester featured 104 student-athletes. Approximately 60 student-athletes have garnered academic or scholar all-America status from either CoSIDA or their respective coaches associations.