The Assistant Coach is responsible for, but not limited to: • Management of uniforms and equipment, all travel logistics, video analysis and breakdown. • Organizing and planning alumni events and cultivating alumni relations. • Oversee all aspects of recruiting prospective student athletes. • On field coaching and training preparation for games and practices. • Oversight of player’s academic progress.
Recruiting prospective student-athletes is an essential element of the Assistant’s responsibility. Development and coordination of a recruiting network is an ongoing activity requiring travel throughout the United States during the entire year. The Assistant Coach will use discretion and personal judgment in the assessment of talent and recommendation for spot on team. Once the student-athlete has matriculated, the Assistant Coach will assist in the weekly monitoring of the student-athletes’ academic progress. The Assistant Coach will communicate with the department’s Academic Support Services personnel and assist in student-athletes’ academic action plans.
This individual is responsible for following the policies and procedures of the University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA Division III in day-to-day operation of the program.
Organizational Relationships: The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Coach who is responsible to the Athletic Director. Internal relationships will exist with Academic Support Services, facilities and game operations, marketing, business office, strategic communications, strength and conditioning, athletic training and compliance. External relationships will exist with prospective student-athletes and their parents, alumni, and other professionally related organizations.
A bachelor’s degree is required along with 1-3 years college coaching experience. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations is a prerequisite for this position. The position requires someone with initiative and an energy level that will enable the individual to work long hours. The position does include evening and weekend assignments. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university administrators, parents, and students.
Additional Required Certifications, licenses, and Certificates: USSF license or United Soccer Coach’s license.
Master’s degree and prior collegiate participation and/or coaching experience are preferred.
Experience using compliance-specific software for logging recruiting calls and unofficial visits are preferred.
About McMurry University
Founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, McMurry University is a vibrant and comprehensive center of undergraduate education. McMurry has a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of its faculty, students and graduates. The University enrolls more than 1,000 students and has an average class size of 16. No graduate assistants teach courses and 77% of our professors have achieved the highest degree in their academic discipline.
Offering a diverse academic curriculum students can choose from 45 majors in the arts, business, education and the sciences as well as our pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, pharmacy, physical therapy and others. The three-week May Term gives students an opportunity to explore a subject outside their major, and the Servant Leadership Program teaches students about ethics and helps develop leadership qualities.
McMurry has 40 clubs and organizations and 20 intercollegiate sports. Students are engaged with the community and average 24,000 hours of annual service. Our beautiful campus is located on 52 acres in Abilene, Texas, a city of over 118,000 friendly people.
McMurry is guide...d by our core values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. Our students are equipped to exceed expectations and go on to make their mark in the world, by leading lives of leadership, service, and professional success.