LeTourneau University is seeking a qualified, energetic and enthusiastic professional with to continue development of a two-year Men’s and Women’s Track and Field program and lead it to conference and national prominence. Experience in sprints, jumps and hurdles is mandatory for the successful candidate. The Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field coach is responsible for the teaching, management, conduct and supervision of all phases of the NCAA DIII intercollegiate track and field program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the University. Through leadership and the establishment of sound coaching strategies and teaching methods, the coach will provide instruction in the academic, athletic, personal and spiritual development of student-athletes at LeTourneau University.The primary duty is to provide instruction to student-athletes in skills of track and field with emphasis on sprints, jumps and hurdles. These duties include:•Planning and developing the men’s and women’s track and field program•Recruiting and retaining highly skilled student-athletes for the men’s and women’s track and field teams consistent with the LeTourneau University philosophy standards.•Demonstrating and teaching a competitive work ethic, sportsmanship and ethical behavior.•Establishing coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student- athlete’s skills, physical condition and teamwork.•Mentoring student-athletes in academic performance and tutoring.•Providing and participating in team community service opportunities.•Counseling team members in disciplinary, academic, or personal matters while consulting with LETU administration on matters requiring resolution of problems•Directing, coordinating, and supervising the track and field staff in the planning, organizing, and coaching of the LETU track and field teams.•Ensuring compliance with the University, Conference and NCAA policies and regulations.•Determining fiscal requirements and budgetary recommendations while monitoring, verifying, and reconciling expenditures of budgeted funds.•Coordinating the scheduling, planning and management of practice and competition schedules with the Director of Athletics.•Creating and providing documents, reports, and information required for program and department functions.•Performing other duties as requested by the Director of Athletics.
A minimum of three years track and field coaching experience at the college or university level preferred with emphasis on sprints, jumps and hurdles. A proven record of integrity, strong leadership, high moral principles, and demonstrated skill will be considered. Successful recruitment of high skill level student-athletes with acceptable academic and graduation rates will be necessary. LeTourneau seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning. The ability to serve as a spiritual mentor and ensure compliance with both NCAA and LeTourneau University rules and policies is required.
Ability to work extended hours outdoors in varying weather conditions is required. Standing, walking, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 30 lbs. regularly are common. Job includes travel during the week and weekends over the course of the track and field season. Evening and late night hours are common to the position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.
About LeTourneau University
LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate academic programs in Aviation & Aeronautical Science, Engineering & Engineering Technology, Teacher Education, Business & Technology, Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Theology & Vocation. The university's 3000 students represent 46 states, 29 foreign countries and more than 50 different denominational groups. Approximately 1300 students live on the 162 acre main campus
located in Longview, Texas. Longview is a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. it is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.