The Department of Athletics' primary mission is to develop and maintain a top-quality Division II intercollegiate athletics program that is committed to providing a positive and fulfilling academic and athletic experience for all student-athletes. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the NCAA Division II, CSU-Pueblo Athletics plays a supporting role in the higher education mission while enhancing a sense of community, strengthening our identity and playing a prominent role in enrollment management for the University. The University recently completed a new visioning process, entitled Vision 2028, which will establish CSU-Pueblo as the people's university of the southwest United States by 2028. Our success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse population, and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
This full-time, twelve-month position provides a head coach for the men's basketball program in athletics. This position will provide overall organization and management of the men's basketball program and will direct and be responsible for all areas, including: coaching, practices & workouts, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, coordinating travel, planning and monitoring the men's basketball budget, monitoring player academics, organizing and managing summer camps and clinics, monitoring NCAA compliance, promoting the men's basketball program, developing fund raising opportunities for the men's basketball program and other duties assigned by the director of athletics. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary Duties •Coach student-athletes including coaching at all team practices and scheduled games/competitions. Develop game preparation and strategy. Condition and train student-athletes in order to develop skill, character and teamwork in men's basketball. •Recruit highly qualified prospective student-athletes. •Monitor player academics including student welfare and encouraging academic excellence. •Manage the men's basketball program by planning and coordinating all practices, workouts and competitions; ensuring that all University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations are followed including student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, scheduling and academic progress; managing the program's operating budget through procurement request and travel reimbursements; supervising assistant basketball coaches; and developing and implementing fund raising programs to supplement operating funds. •Organize and conduct camps; serve on committees that promote the success of the program and athletics; establish and maintain community contacts that enhance the success of the program. Ancillary Duties •Other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics.
Bachelors Degree from an accredited 4-year institution
5 years of successful coaching in the sport of men's basketball
Successful experience coaching at the collegiate level in men's basketball
Previous experience recruiting for NCAA qualified student-athletes
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations
About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.
CSU-Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environme...nt that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.
Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
At CSU-Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.