The University of Akron, a NCAA Division I (FBS) institution and member of the Mid-American Conference is currently accepting application for the position of Head Women's Lacrosse Coach.
This position will recruit and coach student athletes for the purpose of assembling a competitive and successful Lacrosse team. Organize and provide leadership to staff while directing the day-to-day operations of the lacrosse program. Perform general coaching duties during competitive lacrosse matches and coordinate the traveling and scheduling functions for the matches. Plan and organize practices to properly train students for matches and promote the athletic development of the individual athletes. Recruit highly skilled players by initiating off-campus activities and managing the search and evaluation procedures for all prospective student-athletes. Monitor the academic progress of student athletes to ensure individual eligibility and promote academic development. Provide counseling and advisement to students when necessary. Cultivate positive relationships with students, staff, alumni and the surrounding community to encourage community involvement and University pride. Perform various administrative duties including managing the departmental budget and overseeing all fundraising efforts.
Minimum of (3) three years of Lacrosse head and/or assistant coaching experience
An understanding of recruitment procedures and the technical fundamentals and principles of Lacrosse
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Strong motivational and leadership skills
Solid Understanding of player development
Excellent communication, comprehensive writing and organizational skills
Strong computer skills to including word processing, spreadsheets and databases
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
About The University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education.
UA brings together diverse disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and online students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.