Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
The Assistant Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the overall administration of the Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Specific duties within the program to be assigned based on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Assistant Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the overall administration of the Cross Country and Track & Field programs. Specific duties within the program to be assigned based on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in conduct the Cross Country/Track & Field programs according to all NCAA Division III and University rules and regulations
Serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the program
Follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the University and athletic department
Assist with completing all travel arrangements as required
Assist with all aspects of practice preparation and competition coaching
Assist with recruiting quality Cross Country/Track & Field student-athletes to the University
Assist with planning and scheduling a regular program of practice in-season
Assist with all aspects of hosting and managing home meets
Responsible for the general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program
Responsible for submitting all eligibility forms to the University Compliance Officer in a timely manner according to the guidelines set by the Pacific Athletic Eligibility Policies and Procedures
Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
Cooperates with the head athletic trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
Attend all Pacific Athletic Department coaches’ meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC Cross Country/Track & Field coaches’ meetings
Works with the Sports Information Director to promote the sport of Cross Country/Track & Field
Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the department as outlined by the athletics strategic plan
Coach individual participants in either the Jumps or Sprints/Hurdle events
Assist the Head Coach in monitoring student's academic progress
Coaches individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport
Enforces disciplined and sportsperson like behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior. Leads by example in promoting a "class image" for the program
Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships
Does not allow athletes to participate until they are cleared for eligibility by the University
Provides adequate and appropriate notice to the faculty for travel that involves loss of class time
Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
Other duties within the athletic department will be assigned to this position. Responsibilities which may be included but are not limited to, intramural sports support, game management and/or other duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.
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