| Reporting to the Senior Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Head Coach for Women's Water Polo has the responsibility for leading all operations related to the women's water polo team. This includes activities related to coaching and cultivating student-athletes; fundraising and development; compliance with Title IX regulations and NCAA and Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) requirements; and, maintaining positive community relations. In addition, the Head Coach for Women's Water Polo acts as a representative of the Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and is expected to support department program objectives while providing a positive experience for all student- athletes in the women's water polo program. |
The Head Coach for Women's Water Polo is responsible for the development and implementation of individual pre-season conditioning (fall) and post-season conditioning (summer) programs for student-athletes including regular workouts, weight training, and student-athlete conditioning. Attends all team games and practices. This normally includes daily practices and training in the Fall and a 28-game regular season schedule in the Spring.
The Head Coach is responsible for the development and implementation of documented individual student-athlete development programs for returning student athletes to develop each student-athlete's skills and conditioning. This includes personally implementing drills for individuals; demonstrating drills; working with team a maximum of eight hours per week during the off-season per NCAA regulations. The Head Coach is responsible for the preparation of daily practices during the season including scheduling facility time and planning the practice schedule. Attends games for scouting both during the season and also in post-season. Assures that student-athletes have a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations, WWPA policies and NCAA rules and regulations. Develops and implements team strategies which includes student-athlete assignment, and defensive and offensive tactics. The Head Coach supports student-athletes by listening and eliciting needs, serves as a mentor and counselor, works to effectively solve problems and provides encouragement.
The Head Coach is responsible for planning and hosting campus visits by prospective student-athletes developing comprehensive written itineraries which include: information on academic counselors, professors, housing, scholarships, and financial aid; evaluating play and interaction of prospective student-athletes with returning student athletes; preparing tryout information and physical examination documentation in a timely manner to the compliance and sports medicine staffs: tours of athletic and academic facilities (requiring direct involvement of Head Coach on key recruitments); and, lodging, dining and entertainment for visitors.
The Head Coach is also responsible to the recommendation of athletic scholarships to prospective and returning student-athletes. The Head Coach shall request approval each year from the Senior Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to award athletic scholarships per NCAA, WWPA and University guidelines.
The Head Coach oversees, all activities to generate revenue by supporting all departmental fundraising activities and by personally participating in at least three to four key fundraising activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, the Sonoma State Athletic Association (SSAA) Annual Fund Drive (June - December), , the Sonoma State University Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner (October) and all women's water polo camps, clinics and tournaments. The primary goal of all fund raising activities by the women's water polo program is to raise funds for athletic scholarships that will be supplemented by University funds.
The Head Coach is responsible for maintaining positive community relations by providing clinics and performing community services in conjunction with team activities.
The Head Coach must always be in compliance with Title IX and NCAA regulations. The Head Coach must attend all mandatory compliance education sessions provided by the department.
The Head Coach promotes camps and clinics in partnership with the Associate Athletic Director and by distributing informational media throughout the Sonoma, Marin, Lake and Mendocino counties via social media and under the guidance of the department's marketing program. The Head Coach supervises camp participants by demonstrating skills, organizing and delegating duties to staff personnel, development of weekly and daily plans of skills progression and camp activities, and performing evaluations of campers and staff.
On an as needed basis, the Head Coach for Women's Water Polo will be required to perform other duties as assigned to support the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Examples include department community outreach activities and assisting with promotions and program marketing with clinics, camps and demonstrations.