The Head Coach is responsible for directing and administering a NCAA Division I Women's Basketball program. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches; practice and game-day planning and preparation; recruiting; scouting; budgeting; planning; organizing; scheduling; player development; monitoring academic progress/performance; promoting intercollegiate athletics; community outreach; and ensuring compliance with NCAA conference rules/ regulations and eligibility of players.
The Head Coach's essential duties and responsibilities include: • Support the mission and philosophy of NAU. • Hire and supervise assistant coaches. • Supervise and participate in the recruitment of student- athletes • Retain and graduate student-athletes • Plan and manage team travel • Supervise and manage the inventory of sports equipment • Oversee the budget for the program • Schedule facilities to facilitate practice • Plan, organize, and participate in practice and games • Conduct coaching clinics/seminars for assistant coaches • Speak and participate in promotional activities and assist the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics in fundraising activities • Work in liaison with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events • Serve on university, conference, or national level committees as appropriate
Five years of previous Women's Basketball coaching experience at the collegiate level
Three years of previous Women's Basketball coaching experience at the Division I level
Head Coaching Experience
Candidates should demonstrate:
A record of accomplishment in recruiting experience
Athlete skill development
Community relations experience
Experience with academic monitoring and advising/counseling of student-athletes
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU c...arefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
The Northern Arizona University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 15 men's and women's NCAA Division-I programs with more than 350 student-athlete participants. The university is a member of the Big Sky Conference for all sports with the exception of women's swimming and diving, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Last year, all 15 sport programs exceeded NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR).
NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.