The University offers 18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports. A combination of women's and men's sports, the University's student-athletes mainly compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The University competes with non-conference schools from across the nation. Core to Athletics at the University is outstanding academic performance, a culture of winning the right way, a commitment to the community we call home, and an unquenchable HBCU spirit.
General Description of the Job The Head Men's Basketball Coach reports to the Director of Athletics. The candidate must be self-motivated, dedicated, and responsible with a demonstrated ability to communicate readily and effectively at all levels with a wide variety of people, both within and outside of the university community. Candidates must possess a broad knowledge of NCAA Academic Progress Rate and show evidence of strategies to meet or exceed national standards. Candidates must be able to articulate their philosophy on successful coaching and teaching strategies with a proven record of success and an ability to translate philosophy to student-athletes. The Head Coach shall assure the fair and responsible treatment of student-athletes in relation to their health, welfare and discipline. DSU is a member of the NCAA and the MEAC.
Essential Functions The following are the functions essential to performing this job. 1. Demonstrated success in scouting, talent assessment, and recruitment of academically astute student-athletes. 2. Monitoring of academic progress of team members. 3. Knowledge of and commitment to compliance within the scope of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rules and regulations. 4. Promotion of the basketball program within the state, region, national and international landscape. 5. Must be able to manage and facilitate the day-to-day operations of its budget and exercise fiscal judgment as it pertains to yearly expenses and revenue generation. 6. Commitment to a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes character, social development, and good citizenship, on and off the court. 7. Oversee the strength and conditioning program for the student-athletes.
Other Functions Individuals in this job may be assigned one or more of the following tasks on a rotating or as-needed basis. A successful candidate will be able to achieve the following:
1. Engage in public speaking and fundraising events throughout the year. 2. Be a team player in the athletic department, promote teamwork, and achieve department-wide goals and strategic initiatives. 3. Plan efficiently and possess the ability to motivate their team to work collectively and compete toward common goals. 4. On an annual basis, create a Basketball summer camp to promote fundamental basketball skills and awareness. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities A successful candidate must demonstrate that they can perform the job's essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation. 1. Communicate effectively, orally, and in writing. 2. Contemporary use of technology. 3. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse environment.
Qualification Standards 1. Education: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred. 2. Successful experience: Three to five years' experience as a successful assistant/associate coach or one to two years as a successful head coach. 3. Other preferences: Previous collegiate playing experience is desirable but not required.
Performance Standards The criteria for an evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. A competitive program regularly in the top tier of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) with demonstrated championship success. 2. An unwavering commitment to advancing the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Delaware State University. 3. Reliable attendance and work-related results. 4. Effective interaction with co-workers and holding assistant coaches accountable for their work-related goals and objectives. 5. High academic performance, outstanding academic performance, a culture of winning the right way, a commitment to the local community. 6. Demonstrate knowledge of management principles and excellent customer service skills.
Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.
Internal Number: TABB041421-2
About Delaware State University
About Delaware State University
Delaware State University is the nation's most diverse, contemporary Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The University is an 1890 Land-Grant serving more than 5,000 students with a $140 MM budget, a $27 MM research portfolio, and a $40 MM endowment. It has a Carnegie classification as a comprehensive doctoral-granting institution.
The University offers baccalaureate (44), master’s (18), and doctoral (5) degree programs and holds international partnerships in 23 countries around the world. The University is routinely ranked among the most well-regarded HBCUs and is a core talent pipeline for aspiring professionals across various disciplines.
The University offers 18 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports. A combination of women's and men's sports, the University's student-athletes mainly compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The University also competes with non-conference schools from across the nation. Core to Athletics at the University is outstanding academic performance, a culture of winning the right way, a commitment to the community we call home, and an unquenchable HBCU spirit.