This position assists the Head Coach in development and administration of the assigned NCAA Division I sport program. Including, but not limited to, coaching, mentoring, program development, recruiting, public relations, community involvement and administrative duties as assigned in compliance with all university, conference and NCAA regulations.
COACHING – 50%
Assists in developing sport specific systems and strategies, with emphasis on tactical components and instruct student-athletes on these systems and concepts as well as rules and fundamentals of the game/event in order to develop the student-athlete and achieve personal and team goals
Evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and deficiencies, and design instructional opportunities to teach student-athletes how to improve technical and strategic execution
Provide individual skill instruction, supervision, and motivation to student-athletes
Assists in preparing and coordinating annual, seasonal, monthly, weekly, and day to day practice planning and design
Assist in conducting conditioning programs, in coordination with strength and conditioning staff, encompassing recognized and approved methods of improving power, speed, strength and aerobic performance, consistent with industry safety and health standards.
Assist with all practice sessions while incorporating basic sport strategies, as is deemed appropriate
Incorporate position/event specific learning opportunities into daily practice design as directed by head coach including instruction on techniques
Foster an environment which develops the whole person
Assist in maintaining a close working relationship with the athletic trainer and strength & conditioning staff in regards to athletic injury, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention.
RECRUITING – 20%
Assist with or manage student-athlete recruitment process
As an NCAA certified recruiter, successfully research, scout, evaluate and contact prospective student-athletes while operating within the scope of the department, conference and NCAA regulations at all times.
As an on-campus recruiter, collaborate with other department and university staff in designing official and unofficial visits in compliance with all university, conference and NCAA regulations.
Establish and develop relationships with appropriate high school and junior college officials, amateur club coaches, and coaches within the sport’s national governing body for public relations purposes, thus positioning the university nationally.
Develop, maintain, and use master recruit databases to support decision-making, assessments, evaluations, and program review.
ADMINISTRATION – 20%
Assist with or manage completing and maintaining all forms and records as required for NCAA compliance
Assist with or manage team travel coordination and logistics
Assist with or manage scheduling of practices/team meetings/player meetings/video review working closely with Athletics Facilities staff
Assists with Fall and Spring scheduling of opponents
Assist with or manage video exchange and film related aspects of scout reports and player development
Assists in planning, coordination, and execution of all approved Alumni and fundraising events/activities
Assists in maintaining and monitoring information required for NCAA eligibility of each student-athlete and inform the athletes on NCAA rules and regulations
In coordination with assigned academic advisor, assists in monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes to assure graduation
In coordination with the Equipment Manager, assist with monitoring the condition of equipment and requesting repairs or replacement as necessary
In coordination with Athletics Facilities staff, assist with monitoring the condition of sport-related facilities and locker room.
Keep current in knowledge about issues affecting the athletic program, including internal and external events, discussions and concerns
Assists in maintaining a close working relationship with the SID regarding media relations, public relations, promotion, and awards to promote intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the University
Assists in periodic review and evaluation of program goals, analyzing findings, identifying areas requiring improvement, and pursuing more efficient methods and processes
Annually participate in Title IX education training
Employees of Gonzaga University’s Athletic Department must comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and acknowledge this compliance as part of an evaluation process.
Assists other members of the Athletic department during peak periods and with special workload projects.
Incumbent may represent the department on University-wide committees or projects as assigned and approved by the supervisor.
For position details and application information, please follow the application link included in the posting.
2 years playing and/or coaching experience in tennis with knowledge of rules of the game and playing strategies.
Ability to travel throughout the academic year and summer
Valid driver’s license with good driving record as needed to transport team
Strong communication skills to effectively work with a diverse work force and student-athlete population
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to motivate student athletes
Demonstrated ability to be self- directed and detail-oriented
CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain upon hire
Ability to pass pre-employment background check and physical
College level and/or Division I tennis competition and/or coaching experience
Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role in a collaborative environment
Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, and is a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and sponsors 18 NCAA Division I programs.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission, we live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.
We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.