This is a full-time, 12-month position working in all phases of the women's program. The successful candidate will also teach in our required physical education program. Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship.
Coaches team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates game techniques. Manages designated skill development areas or groups of positions. Develops and recommends strategy, teaches theoretical skill and position assignments. 20% Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Conference and university regulations. 10% Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually as required for student graduation criteria. Substitute teaches as needed when requested by Head Coach and Director of PE. 10% Promotes the athletics program and soccer through community events, camps and public speaking. Teaches athletic skills and development through local youth programming. 3% Mentors and advises student athletes on personal health, strength training, and nutrition. 10% Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions. 40% Ensures compliance with all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff. Communicates consistently with head-coaches, administration, and peers about program goals, status, and needs. Schedules and manages team travel, including lodging, transportation and meal arrangements in accordance with budgetary restrictions. 5% Serves as an event manager for home contests. 2%
A bachelor’s degree and collegiate playing experience is required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: player skill development, practice planning, identification and recruitment of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes, scouting opponents, managing team travel, organizing program fundraising and community service activities, and maintaining parent and alumni communication.
Must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field. Role models appropriate behavior and conduct to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Strong understanding of various coaching techniques and a willingness to learn new methods of instruction. Must possess a valid drivers license.
Washington and Lee University, founded in 1749, is a highly selective, residential, co-educational, liberal arts university of 1838 students located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia. The University is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, sponsoring 24 varsity sports.