| Position Overview: Merrimack College invites candidates for the position of Head Coach for the Field Hockey Program within the Department of Athletics. This position is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the Director of Athletics. A member of the NE-10 Conference and the Hockey East Conference, Merrimack sponsors 22 Division II sports teams and two Division I teams. |
The Head Coach will plan, organize, and evaluate all aspects of a competitive intercollegiate Division II program. The Head Coach will establish the vision and direction of the Field Hockey program, including developing competitive and developmental goals for the program, establishing the roster, and creating a culture dedicated to the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes. The Head Coach will work with the Director of Athletics and Athletics staff to support the overall mission and vision of the Merrimack Departments of Athletics. She/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with NCAA, NE-10, and Merrimack College rules and regulations.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Organize and execute practice plans with a demonstrated understanding of coaching strategies and ability to enhance player development
Plan and prepare for games, including scouting opponents, preparing film breakdown and analysis, pre-game setup, and scheduling and coordinating team travel
Monitor academic progress and serve as a role-model for college-age students
Recruit and retain talented student-athletes, including researching academic and athletic credentials, organizing overnight visits, managing scholarship funds, and building relationships with prospective student-athletes
Provide effective communication to and supervision of Assistant Coaching Staff; collaborate effectively with other athletic department team members and coaches
Coordinate and plan team events and fundraising efforts and build a community of support among Field Hockey alumni, parents and fans
Overall administration of the program including budget management, equipment and travel
Perform additional administrative duties as assigned
To Apply: Please apply online with resume, cover letter and references.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.