The assistant soccer coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of student-athletes in accordance with NAIA, university and department guidelines.
She/He will administer the following areas:
•Identify prospective athletes for the soccer program that meet admissions guidelines and NAIA eligibility standards and initiate contact. Develop strategies to bring recruits to campus; encourage and educate recruits on application and admissions procedures and successfully guide them through the process. Develop relationships with admissions personnel and serve as lead recruiter for the soccer program.
•Monitor academic progress of all soccer players and administer a program to properly track the academic success of each student-athlete. Initiate a plan for each new student-athlete and provide guidance to enable high academic achievement during their tenure. Review progress of each on a consistent basis working with the university’s Student Success staff and utilizing appropriate resources as needed. Meet with student-athletes to provide appropriate advice.
Additionally, she/he will be involved in every aspect of the team’s management and assume specific responsibility in the following areas:
•Providing specific coaching/training for goalkeepers
•Assisting head coach with the purchasing and care of equipment
•Helping with the planning and implementation of practice sessions
•Making necessary arrangements for team’s travel accommodations
•Administering pre-game responsibilities for the team
•Acquiring scouting reports for upcoming games
•Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year institution. The candidate should have successful coaching experience at the hs or club level. The successful candidate must have a clear understanding of and be committed to the NAIA philosophy and the role of athletics within the university’s mission. Preference given to candidates with goalkeeper background/training.
Environmental and Working Conditions: Normal environment found in an educational setting. Some exposure to outdoors and varying weather conditions may be required.
Physical Demands and Aptitudes: Some lifting and or carrying objects may be required. This position requires repetitive usage of arms, legs, eyes to include standing to a significant degree.
Special Requirements: This position requires that the employee hold and continue to maintain a clean criminal history background. In addition, all employees who operate university vehicles are subject to random drug-screenings.
Year established : 1878
Type of school : university, private (nonprofit)
Programs : 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation : no
Campus enrollment : 891 students
Coeducational information : women's college
Location description : in or near a large town (pop. 25,000-75,000)