The Assistant Coach is responsible for, but not limited to: • Management of uniforms and equipment, all travel logistics, video analysis and breakdown. • Organizing and planning alumni events and cultivating alumni relations. • Oversee all aspects of recruiting prospective student athletes. • On field coaching and training preparation for games and practices. • Oversight of player’s academic progress.
Recruiting prospective student-athletes is an essential element of the Assistant’s responsibility. Development and coordination of a recruiting network is an ongoing activity requiring travel throughout the United States during the entire year. The Assistant Coach will use discretion and personal judgment in the assessment of talent and recommendation for spot on team. Once the student-athlete has matriculated, the Assistant Coach will assist in the weekly monitoring of the student-athletes’ academic progress. The Assistant Coach will communicate with the department’s Academic Support Services personnel and assist in student-athletes’ academic action plans.
This individual is responsible for following the policies and procedures of the University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA Division III in day-to-day operation of the program.
Organizational Relationships: The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Coach who is responsible to the Athletic Director. Internal relationships will exist with Academic Support Services, facilities and game operations, marketing, business office, strategic communications, strength and conditioning, athletic training and compliance. External relationships will exist with prospective student-athletes and their parents, alumni, and other professionally related organizations.
A bachelor’s degree is required along with 1-3 years college coaching experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations is a prerequisite for this position. The position requires someone with initiative and an energy level that will enable the individual to work long hours. The position does include evening and weekend assignments. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university administrators, parents, and students.
Additional Required Certifications, licenses, and Certificates: USSF license or United Soccer Coach’s license.
Master’s degree and prior collegiate participation and/or coaching experience are preferred.
Experience using compliance-specific software for logging recruiting calls and unofficial visits are preferred.
About McMurry University
Founded in 1923, McMurry University has gained a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a liberal arts university offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. Steeped in our United Methodist tradition, our 1400 students are affected daily by our Core Values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. We boast of an outstanding faculty and staff whose goal is to maximize each student's level of achievement and to expose them to those qualities that go into making a successful life. You can also read about us in 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel.
We are located on 40 acres in a quiet residential section of Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,930. Just as our university is large enough to offer excellent opportunities while avoiding the impersonal experience of a large school, Abilene is large enough to offer the amenities of a major city while retaining the safety, convenienc...e, and charm of a small town. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 safest places to live, Abilene has been an All-America City and a consistent winner in USA Today's "Make a Difference Day". Our monthly Art Walk in the restored downtown area is an exciting cultural event that has been showcased on Good Morning America as a model for downtown renewal. McMurry and Abilene are within a comfortable drive of most major cities and attractions of the Great State of Texas.