The Head Coach is responsible for developing and sustaining a competitive program in the Centennial Conference while making the academic success of your student-athletes a priority. The position is responsible for recruiting and developing student-athletes, scheduling matches and practices, implementing match and personnel strategies, and most importantly, acting as a strong role model and mentor to those in your program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruitment - Recruit qualified student athletes to Dickinson through attending camps, showcases, games, and practices. Initiates and maintains communication with prospective recruits through writing letters, email, telephone calls, social media, home visits and hosting/coordinating on-campus visits.
Development of Student Athlete - Educate and develop student athletes to prepare them for success within the athletic program, classroom, and community. Plan and implement valuable learning experiences where student athletes are challenged to excel both in the classroom and within their respective sport. Focusing on supporting academic expectations through implementing necessary study halls and periodic individual check-ins. Conducting team-building activities to create a cohesive environment.
Team Development - Prepare individual athletes to have success in games through physical conditioning, instruction of game strategies, and demonstration of proper technique. Provide coaching during practice sessions as well as during competitions. Team Management & Planning Schedules all practices and competitive events. Organizes team travel, meals, and overnight accommodations. Manages all team equipment/gear. Participates in live scouting, utilization of game video, and develops winning traditions within respective sport.
Development of Alumni Relations - Maintains relationships and engages with alumni athletes and parents through telephone calls, letters, emails, social media, and creating/attending alumni events. Assists in raising funds for the athletic department.
Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years’ related work experience.