Head Coach - Women's Track & Field and Cross Country
University of Minnesota Duluth
September 19, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
4 Year Degree
This incumbent will develop and maintain a competitive Division II Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country program in a manner compatible with the department and University philosophy, and in compliance with NCAA and Conference rules and regulations. They will instruct and teach student athletes in fundamentals of sport technique and strategy. Plan and execute practice and competition plans including the evaluation of opponents. Evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes to UMD whose athletic skills make them highly competitive and whose academic abilities make them good candidates for our student population. Perform administrative responsibilities, including assisting in budget planning and management, scheduling of competitions and planning and executing team travel. Provide opportunities for student athletes to develop life and leadership skills. Assist in monitoring the academic performance of student athletes to help them achieve full potential. Establish and maintain effective relationships within the athletic department, the University, community, benefactors, alumni, high school coaches, media and the general public. Represent in a positive fashion the University and its athletic programs in private and public forums. Commit to adhering to all rules and regulations.
Duties/Responsibilities: -Supervises and evaluates the assistant coaches and team staff -Plans and oversees team practices, game preparations and scouting of opponents -Responsible for the oversight and monitoring of academic progress of student athletes -Serves as an integral part of achieving fund raising, budget and community service goals -Support the UMD Athletics mission of excellence in the Classroom, Community and Competition; while furthering the strategic plan of UMD -Other Duties as assigned
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Required qualifications: -Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university -3-5 years combined progressive experience as a head, assistant coach or in collegiate and/or professional athletics -Experience in recruiting student athletes -Experience managing an athletics budget
Preferred qualifications: -Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations -Commitment to athletic excellence in an academic environment -MA/MS degree from a regionally accredited University -Experience as a student athlete -Demonstrated ability to communicate both written and verbally -Experience in working with diverse populations
About University of Minnesota Duluth
Now in its 80th year of existence, the University of Minnesota Duluth athletics continues to reign as one of the most well-balanced and competitive programs in the Upper Midwest. UMD is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NCAA Division II), except for men's and women's ice hockey, which are aligned with the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association respectively, both NCAA Division I conferences.