Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
The University of the Southwest, an NAIA Division I intercollegiate athletic program and a proud member of the Red River Athletic Conference, announces an immediate opening for the position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field / Cross-Country Coach. USW is currently the fastest growing intercollegiate athletic program in the nation with the addition of 10 new sport teams in the last 2 ½ years and now proudly sponsors 19 athletic sport programs. It’s a Great Time to be a Mustang!
The University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility and initiative.
USW is located in sunny Hobbs which serves as the Gateway to New Mexico…the Land of Enchantment. As the largest municipality in Lea County, the Hobbs area represents the best of the “high desert”, with its blue skies and warm sunshine. The area provides excellent educational facilities, business opportunities, cultural events and a collective quality of life that is second to none.
This position will be responsible for assisting the Head Coach with the organization, development and direction of the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field / Cross-Country teams according to the goals and objectives of an NAIA intercollegiate athletic program at the local, regional and national level. The selected candidate will have the unique and rewarding opportunity of assisting with the laying of a solid foundation upon which to build future successes as the Track & Field / Cross-Country programs continue their journey towards the intended destination of becoming a top 25 NAIA program. This position reports directly to the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field / Cross-Country Teams.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
a.Assist the Head Coach in all assigned duties with the program in order to attain maximum success for the program on the local, regional and national level.
b.Assist the Head Coach with assigned responsibility for evaluation and contact with prospective student-athletes and make recommendations to the Head Coach in this regard.
Specifically, the assistant coach will be responsible for:
1.Organization of all recruiting files and correspondence with recruits, including video tapes, high school/college transcripts and game schedules.
2.Initiation, maintenance and monitoring of all correspondence, phone contact and other permissible communication with designated prospective student-athletes.
3.Observation and evaluation of athletic skills of prospective student-athletes at permissible athletic contests, combines etc.
4.Make recommendations to the Head Coach regarding the selection of prospective student-athletes and the distribution of athletic scholarships.
5.Provide initial determination of the prospect’s preliminary academic eligibility according to the prospect’s high school and/or junior college transcripts.
6.Attend permissible clinics, camps and combines during the summer within permissible time periods in order to evaluate prospective student-athletes.
7.Assist the Head Coach with the planning and execution of official and unofficial visits for prospective student-athletes.
8. Assist the Head Coach with the planning and execution of all team practices and individual skill sessions.
9. Assist the Head Coach with the planning and execution of all off-season and in-season strength and conditioning programs.
10. Assist the Head Coach with the organization and execution of all team travel details including air and ground transportation, hotel reservations and meals for the travel party.
11. Assist the Head Coach with the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of all athletic compliance related activities.
12. Assist the Head Coach with the program’s budget management operations in order to insure fiscal responsibility.
13. Assist the Head Coach and Athletic Marketing Liaison with the development, implementation and execution of promotional activities regarding identified athletic contests.
14. Provide active participation regarding the University and Department of Athletics community involvement/outreach efforts with the campus community, local community and alumni.
15. Represent the University, Department of Athletics and specific sport program at local, regional and national meetings.
16. Insure that all actions on the part of oneself and those of the student-athletes connected to the program represent the mission and goals of the Department of Athletics and the University.
17. Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
A minimum of 3 years coaching and recruiting experience as an Assistant Coach at the NCAA / NAIA intercollegiate level is preferred. Candidates who possess a demonstrated track record of successful coaching experience at the High School and/or Club level will also receive consideration.
Knowledge of the skills and techniques of the sport at the intercollegiate level of competition.
Must possess the ability to successfully identify, evaluate and sign quality student-athletes who possess the ability to succeed academically and athletically at the intercollegiate level and to conduct all student-athlete recruitment efforts in an organized and strategic manner.
Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of NAIA, affiliated Conference, departmental and University compliance rules and regulations as well as a commitment to those ideals.
Demonstrated commitment towards academic integrity and the graduation of the student-athlete.
Demonstrated commitment towards student-athlete welfare.
Demonstrated commitment towards fiscal responsibility.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to be a “Team Player” within the Department of Athletics and the University.
Commitment to the overall Mission, Philosophy and Goals of the Department of Athletics and the University.
To apply for this position:
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, professional resume, a list of five professional references with contact information and unofficial college transcripts (Official college transcripts will be required of all finalists). The above listed materials should be forwarded to Veronica Torrez at email@example.com.
University of the Southwest is a fully accredited Christ-centered interdenominational university with a total enrollment of more than 1,000 students. USW is located in sunny southeast New Mexico (Hobbs, NM). USW offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including both online and ground offerings. We offer a residential campus environment with a dynamic intercollegiate athletic ...program. As member of the Red River Athletic Conference, our students have earned accolades in both academics and athletics. We have a vibrant campus life. USW is a member of the CCCU. More information about our programs and our campus can be found on our website at www.usw.edu.