The Head Coach is the person responsible for all aspects of leading a Division I program in the sport of Soccer. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, student-athlete development, game preparation and strategy, supervision of assistant coaches, scheduling, alumni and public relations, fundraising, adherence to NCAA rules and regulations, and general administrative duties. The Head Coach and his/her program will be evaluated for competitive success (e.g. wins/losses, conferences titles, etc.), the extent to which the coaches are providing a positive, meaningful, educational experience for student-athletes leading to their graduation and the extent to which the Head Coach has established a sport culture in which he/she is viewed by the student-athlete(s) as a mentor, educator and role model. The Head Coach will also be responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals and Mission of both the University and its Athletic Department, as well as adherence to departmental, university, Sun Belt Conference and NCAA policies and procedures. The Head Coach is also expected to execute other program related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. A successful candidate will have both excellent oral and written communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Student Athlete Teaching and Coaching Team and Individual Preparation/Skill Instruction: The Head Coach is responsible for the overall instruction of the student-athletes on how to best perform in the sport of Soccer. This includes but is not limited to training, teaching and conditioning student-athletes in preparation for all intercollegiate contests. The Head Coach will plan and supervise practices, prepare game plans and coach the team at games. The Head Coach will work closely with the Athletic Performance and Athletic Training staffs to develop a year-long program of conditioning and injury prevention. •Student-Athlete Development – Academic Success and Life Skills: The Head Coach is responsible for creating an atmosphere and culture that is a reflection of the missions of both the Athletic Department and the University. A positive student-athlete experience, both on and off the playing/competition surface is a number one priority of the coaching staff and administration. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring academic performance including graduation rates, study hall, class attendance, Life Skills education and the overall mental health and wellness of all student-athletes. Incumbent is also responsible for the behavior and appearance of student-athletes and managers under his/her direction while they are representing the institution. Recruiting •The Head Coach is responsible for the development of a comprehensive plan to identify, evaluate and recruit high quality student-athletes to the University of Louisiana Monroe. This includes, but is not limited to, phone contacts, in-person evaluations, home visits and student-athlete visits to campus. The Head Coach is responsible, as per NCAA rules, to maintain accurate records of all recruitment activities for himself/herself and for all of his/her assistant coaches. Administrative Responsibilities •The Head Coach will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling of practices and contests/meets, recruiting logs, providing rosters and other paperwork to various offices for NCAA compliance issues, team travel plans, etc. NCAA and Sun Belt Conference Rules Compliance •The Head Coach will be responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Soccer program. Budget Management •The Head Coach will be responsible for administering a budget developed in collaboration with his/her sport supervisor and the Executive Director of Athletic Business Operations with final approval granted by the Director of Athletics. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the Equipment Manager to purchase and track inventory of equipment/uniforms, monitoring travel expenses of team and coaches and planning student-athlete scholarship awards to stay within budgeted/NCAA allocation. The Head Coach is responsible for reconciliation of expenditures for all team travel, recruiting expenses and other Soccer related expenses.
Staff Supervision •The Head Coach is responsible for the hiring, with appropriate approvals, evaluation and supervision of assistant coaches and support personnel for the Soccer program. The Head Coach provides mentoring, guidance and oversight of assistants in all aspects of administering and managing a Division I program. Revenue Generation and Alumni Relations •The Head Coach will be expected to participate in fundraising activities for both the general Athletic Department and the Soccer program. The Head Coach will also work in concert with his/her respective Sport Supervisor and the head of the ULMAF to formulate an annual fundraising plan to solicit/raise funds for the Soccer program that acts as a supplemental budget to the general program operating budget. The Head Coach will also be expected to establish and maintain a good relationship with Soccer alumni. The Head Coach will coordinate or assist as needed in various alumni activities and functions such as alumni gatherings, University Alumni events, held on-campus or in conjunction with away athletic contests. Community Service •The Head Coach will be expected to participate in community relations activities both as an individual and with student-athletes. This could include clinics, speaking engagements, and volunteer efforts with local organizations. The Head Coach will also be strongly encouraged to participate in campus activities to promote the Soccer program and the Department of Athletics. •Other duties as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Bachelor's degree; master’s preferred; demonstrated ability to organize and develop recruiting master plan; computer skills a must; knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, fellow employees; program boosters and the public.
Preferred Qualifications:Headcoaching experience. Budget Management experience. Experience in a Division I Soccer program. Experience with fundraising.
Evenings and weekends are required. Periods of extended travel may occur.
Ability to lift 45 pounds
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