To be a graduate assistant volleyball coach at the University of Indianapolis, individuals must display an ability to aid the head coach in teaching and achieving the desired short and long term team goals of the program. As an assistant coach within the volleyball program, responsibilities include aligning practices with the professionalism and high moral standards that are expected of all University of Indianapolis employees, while also achieving the following within their role:
Teach/Coach/Mentor 70% Time An Assistant Coach: - Helps to teach and effectively communicate clear expectations to the student-athletes for appropriate conduct on court. Playing ability preferred. Ability to implement and run drills strongly desired. -Displays competent knowledge of the sport (strategy, adjustments, and practice design) While communicating in a positive fashion with student- athletes throughout the season. - Helps the head coach to teach and create organized and appropriate practice and competition plans. -Displays knowledge or desire to learn the use of video and scouting use and works with student-athletes to study and improve performance. -Assists head coach with all areas of leadership with student-athletes as assigned by the head coach -Aides the head coach in making connections between athletics and the mission of the University of Indianapolis (models compassionate behavior towards athletes, contributes to the team with dignity) -Contributes to an environment of fairness, commitment, and positive sportsmanship with athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and fans
Operations/Manager 30% Time An Assistant Coach: -Attends all required meetings related to the team as directed by the head coach -Pass the NCAA recruiting exam yearly. -Assists head coach with recruiting – both on and off campus -Helps the head coach communicate accurately with the athletic department including schedules, transportation, rosters, and results -Creates a safe environment for the athletes of the team including facility supervision-practice, competition and locker rooms and other fund raising events. -Manages aspects of the team as directed by the head coach
Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Directly responsible for the content and organization of the overall program. All offenses, defenses, fundamentals and techniques, game strategies, and knowledge of all aspects of the sport. 2. Directly responsible for teaching and managing compliance with team and individual training rules and operating policies which govern their intercollegiate sport program. 3. Directly responsible for their own personal conduct according to the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the University, NCAA and Conference regulations governing intercollegiate athletics, and department operating procedures established by the Director of Athletics. 4. Recognize the Head Coach as the assistant coach’s immediate supervisor in all matters pertaining to athletics. 5. Actively recruit academically and athletically talented student-athletes in accordance with the philosophy of the University of Indianapolis and in strict adherence to University, NCAA and Conference regulations. 6. Constantly educate, monitor, control, and supervise the conduct and behavior of the student- athletes in his/her program so as to reflect favorably on themselves, their families, and the University of Indianapolis. 7. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Head Coach.
About University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis is an NCAA Division II institution located on the southside of Indianapolis, Indiana, with a population of 3,500 full-time undergraduate students. The Greyhounds sponsor 23 intercollegiate sports as a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.