Sweet Briar College seeks a dynamic coach to lead its cross country and track & field program. The Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach is responsible for promoting Sweet Briar College Athletics through the academic, on-field and off-field development of the cross country/track and field program.
Essential Responsibilities: The Head Coach and his/her program will be evaluated for recruiting and competitive success, the extent to which coaches are providing a positive meaningful educational experience for student-athletes leading to their graduation, and the extent to which the Head Coach has established a sport culture in which he/she is viewed by the student-athlete(s) as a mentor, educator and role model.
Build and maintain all aspects of the Cross Country/Track and Field Program, including practice plans, scheduling, travel arrangements,
Understand the sport of cross country/track and field.
Be able to communicate effectively the understanding of the sport.
Be able to properly demonstrate the understanding of the sport.
Supervise all practices and workouts.
Be able to maintain an appropriate, consistent and fair level of discipline.
Conduct themselves in a professional manner consistent with the values of the college.
Actively promote the college.
Recruit quality student-athletes.
Monitor academic progress.
Coordinate and provide administration for some home events.
Potentially teach one or more classes per semester based on need and interest of the student body.
Coordinate with the athletic department on athletic scheduling.
Report statistical information and game results to the SBC Athletic Communications Director.
Coordinate transportation of team and travel requirements.
Work in conjunction with Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Work in conjunction with Athletic Training Staff.
Work with the college to foster alumnae relations.
Responsibly manage a budget.
Understanding of NCAA Rules and Compliance
Excellent organization and communication skills necessary.
Sweet Briar is a liberal arts college for women with a long history of forging female leaders. After a near closure in 2015, the College was saved by its alumnae and underwent dramatic transformation. Today Sweet Briar College is repeatedly named by the US News and World Report as one of the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the nation. Sweet Briar College is financially stable and actively growing again, attracting students who are drawn to it for its excellent liberal arts program, coupled with distinctive programs in women leadership, engineering, sustainability, arts and its legendary equestrian program.
Located in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains approximately 12 miles north of Lynchburg and 54 miles south of Charlottesville. Its campus is one of the nation’s most spectacular, replete with nature sanctuaries, lakes, forests, trails, and most recently, vineyards, apiary and greenhouses.
The College boasts a modern core curriculum focused on women's leadership in the 21st century and undergraduate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching. It is one of only two women’s colleges in the United States with an A...BET-accredited engineering degree. The women’s leadership core curriculum is innovative and energizing.
When students graduate, they are persuasive communicators who know how to think on their feet and bring people together. No matter what they study or where they go, Sweet Briar women are prepared to lead. The campus community is a family of faculty, staff, coaches, and alumnae who support and encourage students and each other. With an average class size of eight students, students lead research, ask questions and forge supportive relationships with faculty that can last for decades.