Summary: Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Women’s Basketball Coach will be a contract employee. The Head Coach will direct all aspects of the administration of Charleston Southern University’s Division I Women’s Basketball program. The Head Coach will understand and embrace the academic and Christian mission of Charleston Southern University, including the role that Athletics serves to support that mission. Position requires nights and weekend work as needed and overnight stays and travel by bus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Leadership. Collaborate with Director of Athletics and other unit leaders to advance the goals/mission/core values of the University and department. Provide Christ-like leadership of the program and athletic department in accordance with the mission and values of the University. Enable the achievement of quality, competitive sports program and support the educational goals of individual student athletes by demonstrating a coaching philosophy which encourages those goals and promotes an environment conductive to both. Promote a positive image of the intercollegiate athletics program and the University by establishing and enforcing standards of personal behavior, conduct, and appearance for the coaching staff, athletes, and support personnel on and off the University campus, participating in community and professional organizations, representing the University at professional meetings and on community committees, establishing and maintaining credible relations with various news media. Analyze NCAA, Big South Conference, and CSU rules and regulations governing member institutions. Establish community outreach initiatives for the program to participate in serving local organizations. Disciple and assist with character development of student athletes. Attend mandatory coaches and departmental meetings.
Coaching: Training and Game Planning. Responsible for preparing and executing plans for both training practices and game competition. Oversee, supervise, and develop student athletes concerning tactical and technical strategies. Maintain safety measures and discretion on injury prevention in coordination with Athletic Training staff. Educate student athletes on any changes required of them for adherence
Recruiting. Responsible for directing all recruiting efforts of program and identifying potential student athletes to fill needs in order to enhance the program. Conduct unofficial and official visits following approval from the CSU Compliance Department. Remain current and proactive in NCAA and conference legislation on recruiting practices and guidelines.
Program Operations. Protect the integrity of the sport coached and the reputation of the intercollegiate athletics program of the University by ensuring that recruiting activities, student-athlete eligibility determination, scholarships and financial aid programs, scheduled practice sessions, and related activities governed by the NCAA are in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations as well as applicable conference rules and University policies. Support established athletic fund-raising goals by actively participating in fund-raising events and promotional activities for athletics. Maintain fiscal responsibility and stewardship of resources provided the program from both the institution and donors. Regular, on-time attendance.
Experience: Coaching relevant sport at the collegiate and/or professional level and experience competing in relevant sport at the collegiate or professional level. Working knowledge of Jumpforward or similar software systems. Effective written and verbal communication skills to various groups. Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a diverse team. Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
About Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964 as Baptist College, is an independent comprehensive university located in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the university's vision is to be nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. NCAA Division 1 member of the Big South Conference.