The Assistant Track and Field and Cross Country coach will assist the Head Cross Country and Track and Field coach with instructing students in the areas of sports fundamentals, sportsmanship, and leadership, film, scouting, recruiting, academic and conduct monitoring, and strength and conditioning.
This is a full-time 11 month position within the athletics department.
DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Coaching responsibilities as assigned by the head coach, to include; instructing students on sport fundamentals, setting goals, setting clear expectations, and providing feedback to students
Assist in the organization, preparation, and coaching of the Husson Cross Country and Track and Field Team to include:
attendance at all practices and meets
recruiting and scouting off-campus
attendance at cross country pre-season camp
Implement the basic principles and policies of the athletic governing bodies (NCAA / NEIcAA /NAC) and Husson University
Assist in monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes to ensure they are meeting academic course requirements and providing guidance and instruction to students to ensure success. Use of Dropout Detective.
Assist in monitoring the conduct of the student-athletes and teaching athletes to work together
Assist with recruiting to include: on-campus tours, phone calls and off-campus viewing. Organize overnight visits, get team hosts, and communicate with admissions.
Responsibility to meet on a daily basis with the head coach concerning all areas of instruction, training, scrimmages, meets, and recruiting activities
Assist with all aspect of meet prep (hotels, meals, busses, travel rosters, Direct Athletics).
Maintain Track and Field records.
Directly responsible to the head coach for all related assignments concerning the Cross Country and Track and Field programs (fundraising, team volunteer activities, Spring Break, transportation, etc.).
Other areas of responsibility as possibly assigned by Athletics Department (examples: compliance, strength and conditioning, facilities management, sports information, etc.)
Education: B.A. or B.S. degree required
Experience: Proven experience in competing or coaching at the high school or intercollegiate level. Coaching licenses, certifications, and badges preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Working knowledge of coaching sprints and jumps. The ability to work recruiting software, and the ability to create film sessions with both individual members of the team and the full team. Working knowledge of Direct Athletics.
Must also possess the skills to function well in a variety of support roles that interact positively with the administration, faculty, coaching staff, student-athletes and other on-campus and off-campus communities.