The Head Volleyball Coach is an essential member of the coaching staff, who provides leadership and vision within the Athletics Department, as well as among the student athletes. This person reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for various aspects of the program, such as recruiting, scheduling opponents, fundraising, strength & conditioning, developing annual service/engagement projects for student-athletes, planning and preparation for matches and practices, mentoring and evaluating student-athletes, academic monitoring, and other duties as assigned. The position is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by St. Mary’s University, the Lone Star Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In addition, this person must be committed to the educational mission of the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to motivate and lead student-athletes toward competitive and academic success.
Proven experience working with and improving the performance of elite volleyball student-athletes.
Teach and instruct the technical and motivational aspects of the sport to all student-athletes.
Develop, coordinate and supervise practice and training of all student-athletes.
Experience in recruiting highly competitive individuals while supporting the development of each student-athlete spiritually, academically, physically and socially.
Support the individual academic goals of student-athletes and provide opportunities for academic assistance to student-athletes if required, monitoring the academic progress of each participating student-athlete.
Observe all St. Mary’s University, Lone Star Conference, and NCAA policies and requirements
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Prepare, evaluate and maintain administrative and certification data for each student-athlete including the scheduling of games, practices and academic counseling of each student
Raise funds to enhance the Women’s Volleyball budget
Maintain the budget for the Women’s Volleyball program
Oversee a full-time assistant coach
Valid driver’s license
Assist with other athletic department duties as needed
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Requires excellent speaking, writing and basic computer skills. Ability to articulate ideas and strategies. Coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applications will begin being reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Questions, inquiries, and nominations can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior Vice President of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at kpatberg.ASC@gmail.com
About St. Mary's University (TX)
St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.