Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division I men’s golf program. Also assists in creating and implementing the general business operations of the program. The Assistant Coach receives general supervision from the Head Coach, and exercises close supervision of the student athlete team, interns, student employees and volunteers. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching -Assist with the organization, planning and implementation of daily practices. -Direct coaching responsibilities. (as assigned by the head coach) -Assist with the development and improvement of player skills. Work with individual players before and after practice, when requested. -Teach out of season, individual skill sessions, staying within the NCAA regulations for individual player workouts. -Evaluate competition video and provide information to head coach. 2. Recruiting -Assist in the identification and recruiting of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures. -Pass the NCAA Coaches’ recruiting test annually. -Identify and evaluate prospective student athletes through evaluation of live competition, research and phone calls. -Weekly phone conversations with prospects. -Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up as requested by the head coach. -Request transcripts from recruits and follow up with appropriate calls to registrar and high school counselors. -Work directly with the USD admissions liaison in an effective and efficient manner. -Home Visits - Assist Head Coach with preparation and presentation. Participate in home visits when requested. -Unofficial visits- coordinate unofficial visits in keeping with appropriate NCAA regulations. -Official visits – Coordinate official visits, including travel, the coordination of the involvement of current players, arrangements for meals and entertainment. Arrange for academic meetings with faculty members and for an academic class with one of the players. Provide tours of campus. -Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion. -Utilize social media for research and promotion of golf program to recruits 3. Team Travel Coordination -Plan out detailed budget for all road trips. -Coordinate and explain the expenses to sport supervisor. -Coordinate air and ground transportation with authorized travel agency. -Distribute cash advances to players and coaches, and secure appropriate documentation/signatures. -File expense report for team in a timely manner upon return from each away trip. -Secure practice times and facilities on the road. 4. General Assignments -Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the head coach. -Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation. -Serve as the liaison to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student athlete Services, and follow up with recommendations or requests. -Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid. -Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations. -Assist with the preparation and budget projections for the yearly competitive schedule for approval by the Sport Supervisor and Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Consideration should be given to the academic life of student-athletes, i.e., missed class time, examination periods and other factors that would adversely affect their academic success. -Maintain professional growth by attendance at appropriate meetings, clinics, workshops, etc. -Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University when requested. -Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations for student-athletes. -Maintain necessary statistical records in cooperation with the Head Coach, Director or Assistant Director for Media Relations.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least one year of related golf experience. Division I competition experience preferred.
Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations strongly preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media.
Possess good management and writing skills.
Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division I level.
Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner; excellent interpersonal skills.
Adherence to and appreciation for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students.
Familiarity of multiple social media platforms with the understanding of how to utilize them to recruit and promote the golf program.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, video analysis software, Trackman and other technologies used for golfer development.
General knowledge base of club fitting and club repair.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.
California driver’s license required within 6 weeks of employment.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to travel on short notice for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.
Successful completion of required background checks.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay, USD enrolls over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven col...leges and schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. The University of San Diego seeks gender, cultural and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. USD has a 17 Division I NCAA sports, including FCS football.