The assistant coach for men’s soccer will assist the head coach in all aspects of the program that participates in NCAA Division I competition. Duties include but are not limited to: coaching, recruiting, coordinating practices, assisting with team travel, program development, procuring equipment and other duties as assigned by the head coach. The assistant coach is responsible for the concerns and welfare of his/her student athletes both on and off the field of competition. This includes monitoring the academic performance and furthering the success of the team in meeting academic and eligibility criteria set forth by the university and the NCAA.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist head coach with on-field coaching. Provide instruction and teaching to student-athletes to improve their overall level of performance from one year to the next.
Evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and deficiencies and design instructional opportunities to teach students how to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and bio-mechanical principles.
Assist in conducting conditioning programs, encompassing recognized and approved methods of improving power, speed, strength and aerobic performance, consistent with industry safety and health standards. Assist all practice sessions while incorporating basic sport strategies, as is deemed appropriate.
Incorporate position specific learning opportunities into daily practice design as directed by head coach including instruction on goalkeeping, offense and defense.
Design and maintain historical databases to be used for trend analysis. Conduct analysis and provide support on projects ranging from student athlete enrollment studies to coaching trends in an effort to design better instructional techniques and programs for student athletes.
On an as needed basis, is responsible for producing instructional and safety guideline materials for student athletes including but not limited to: manuals or electronic publications (e.g. emails, websites, etc.) for summer conditioning, technical play books, and team handbooks.
As an NCAA certified recruiter, successfully research, scout, evaluate and contact prospective student-athletes while operating within the scope of the department, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations at all times.
As an on-campus recruiter, collaborate with other department and university staff in designing official and unofficial visits in compliance with all university, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations.
Establish and develop relationships with appropriate high school and junior college officials, amateur club coaches, and coaches within the sport's national governing body for public relations purposes, thus positioning the university nationally.
Develop, maintain, and use master recruit databases to support decision-making, assessments, evaluations, and program review.
Conduct periodic review and evaluation of program goals, analyzing findings, identifying areas requiring improvement, and pursuing more efficient methods and processes.
Maintain, monitor and archive all required records and paperwork per regulatory requirements (e.g. state, federal and NCAA compliance) and maintain documentation of sources of information and completed projects
Participate in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances. Consult with assigned Media Services staff regarding game preparations.
In coordination with the Equipment Manager, monitor the condition of equipment and request repairs or replacement as necessary.
Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution and approved fundraising activities.
Keep current in knowledge about issues affecting the athletic program, including internal and external events, discussions and concerns.
Assist with or manage awards (e.g. annual participation/letter awards, special achievement award and post-season or championship awards) per departmental policy and NCAA rules.
Bachelor's Degree; 1-3 years experience as an intercollegiate soccer player or soccer club or collegiate coach.
Internal Number: 494659
About Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university located in South Orange, New Jersey. In a diverse and collaborative environment, it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula. Seton Hall is a proud founding-member of the BIG EAST Conference and supports 14 varsity athletic teams. By providing quality opportunities and programs which reflect high academic, moral and athletic standards, Seton Hall University enables all student-athletes to maximize their personal potential. Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.