Position Summary The Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the sport program including coaching, recruiting, contest scheduling, supervising sports personnel, budget management, student-athlete mentoring, and ensuring program compliance with NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations.
Essential Functions •Achieve a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and conduct of practice sessions under the direction of the Head Coach. •Provide effective sport instruction and feedback during contests. •Recruit student-athletes effectively under the direction of the Head Coach. •Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Department of Athletics and Recreations Code of Ethics. •Achieve competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence. •Demonstrate a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic development, as well as the athletic welfare of student-athletes. •Demonstrate excellent writing, speaking, and listening abilities. •Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior in pursuing sport program goals established by the Head Coach. •Exhibit leadership and professional behavior in dealing with student-athletes. •Complete all assignments made by the Head Coach including but not limited to: budget management, contest scheduling, practice planning, travel arrangement, and monitoring study tables. •Participate in continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge. •Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Division. •Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities •Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations with demonstrated exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations. •Ability to support high academic standards and to motivate students. •Ability to read and interpret documents such as business periodicals professional journals or government regulations. •Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and develop related spreadsheets. •Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. •Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. •Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions, ratios, and percentages. •Quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills. •Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving ability. •Ability to exercise good decision-making under pressure is necessary. •Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. •Excellent oral and written communication and public relation skills. •Commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school's academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 28 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.