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Head Men's Tennis Coach

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We invite applications for the position of Head Coach, Men’s Tennis.  The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing, recruiting, and/or coaching student athletes in the fundamentals of tennis by demonstrating techniques and methods necessary for success during collegiate competition; informing student athletes of the University, NCAA, and Big South Conference rules and regulations; evaluating student athletes’ strengths and weaknesses to improve the athletes’ technique to increase the success rate during collegiate competition.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coaching knowledge and technique – Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge base in sports rules, game strategies, performance principles, and success with an advanced level of tennis player.  Must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions
  • Recruiting – scout, identify, and recommend student athletes in such a manner that encourages diversity, while maintaining a competitive team
  • Academic success of student athletes – monitor the academic progress of student athletes and assist in ensuring academic success
  • Fiscal responsibility – ensure the Tennis Program and its staff execute their professional duties in a fiscally responsible manner in compliance with NCAA, University and the Athletics Department policies and procedures
  • Rules compliance – manages the Tennis Program in full compliance with NCAA, Big South Conference  rules and regulations, University and the Athletics Department policies and procedures
  • Community and university involvement – perform public relations functions promoting our athletes in a positive manner to the media, alumni, and community.  Work collaboratively with University Advancement to cultivate and promote donor relations to ensure the fund raising efforts are successful

 

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • A Master’s Degree is preferred or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent training and work experience
  • Work experience at an NCAA Division I University is preferred with a minimum of two to three years or more in coaching
  • Playing experience as a NCAA Division I student-athlete is also a plus
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching, coaching, and mentoring others 
  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to meet the University eligibility requirements to drive fleet vehicles, including passenger vans and/or mini-buses
  • May also participate in sports camps and clinics with approval from the Director of Athletics or designee

 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background check is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five business days.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Job opportunity details

Job type

permanent

Region

North America

Country

US

Type of position

full time

Net salary

negotiable

Commission

no

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