Responsible for all aspects of the management and administration of the women’s water polo program. Serve as a positive role model for student-athletes and represent Villanova University in a first class manner.
Student-Athlete Development – * Responsible for the direction and supervision of all activities relative to the training and skill development of student-athletes in preparation for competition. * Provide technical skill instruction to aid in the development of student-athletes at practices; conduct individual training sessions with student-athletes geared at skill development. * Develop and execute practice plans that will prepare the team physically and mentally for competition. * Prepare team for matches by developing strategies and conducting effective and organized practices. * Prepare scouting reports on opponents in preparation for competition. * Monitor student-athletes academic progress ensuring student athletes meet eligibility standards and advance towards a degree. * Monitor and assist in the rehabilitation of injured student-athletes as directed by the Team Physicians and Sports Medicine staff. * Coordinate with Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning staff to organize and monitor the physical conditioning of student-athletes.
Program Administrative and Fiscal Management – * Responsible for the planning and direction of an organized, competitive and fiscally sound program. * Coordinate with athletic travel liaison to ensure proper team travel arrangements are established in advance of travel. * Coordinate with the Equipment Manager to fill all uniform and equipment needs for the program. *Coordinate the completion and submission of expense reports. * Responsible for the supervision and well-being of student-athletes while traveling for competition and/or training.
NCAA Compliance – * Ensure program compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. * Responsible for performing all duties within the framework of NCAA rules and regulations. * Schedule the appropriate department members to meet with student-athletes regarding NCAA compliance education and completion of paperwork. * Responsible for the preparation and submission of all the necessary NCAA compliance forms (i.e. practice logs, recruiting folders, official visit forms, etc.) and coordinating with compliance officer to meet with team regarding NCAA compliance education and completion of paper work. * Monitor academics of student athletes, ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet NCAA eligibility and University standards. * Follow up on compliance issues and help guarantee minimum amount of issues.
Recruiting – * Responsible for the overall management of recruitment activities for the women’s water polo program. * Evaluate talent and recruit prospective student-athletes who will be successful in the classroom and contribute positively to the women’s water polo program and the University community.* Communicate via phone, emails and letters, and conduct home visits with prospective student-athletes and parents. * Plan and direct the scouting of prospective student-athletes including, but not limited to determining the recruiting events and competitions to attend and the prospective student-athletes to be evaluated. * Conduct home visits with prospective student-athletes and parents. * Manage on-campus official and unofficial visits of prospective student-athletes per University and NCAA policies. * Manage all of the compliance details related to the recruitment, eligibility and enrollment of student-athletes. * Coordinate the application process for prospective student-athletes for admissions and financial aid.
Academics, Service, Marketing, Public Relations, and Development – Monitor academics standing of student-athletes ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet eligibility standards. * Assist in the development of fund-raising events for the program within the framework of the university and departmental guidelines. * Aid in marketing the program, the department, and the university to prospective student-athletes, alumni, and the community through positive interactions, results, and reputation. * Reinforce the Villanova ideals of devotion to service by designing appropriate events for the team to give back to the community and serve others.
Bachelor’s Degree required;
4+ years experience in coaching, preferably at Division I collegiate level;
Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes; and possess the skills to evaluate prospects
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
About Villanova University
Villanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.