Serve as head coach; maintain a high level of team morale and provide individual and team instruction in the fundamentals of the sport consistent with the degree of teaching excellence at the University level. Encourage and positively motivate team members to contribute to the total team effort to the best of their abilities. Emphasize sportsmanship, good character development and high moral conduct.
•Keep current with and adhere to NCAA, conference, University and state rules and regulations as they apply to athletics, with an emphasis on rules relating to recruiting, eligibility, and finances.
•Actively recruit qualified student-athletes. Major emphasis will be on maintaining excellent relations with high school coaches in the state of Maine. Ensure prospective team members are able to meet University admissions standards and possess the technical, tactical, physical and psychological qualities necessary to meet the demands of Division I athletics.
•Establish and maintain (in cooperation with the strength coach) a year-round program of physical fitness, including weight training, appropriate to the sport. Plan and conduct out-of-season practice programs as permitted by the NCAA. Ensure that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are followed.
•Work closely with the Director of Academic Support Services to monitor academic progress of team members. Motivate team members to meet their academic responsibilities and goals, and to maintain the excellent record of academic success of the men’s hockey program.
•Work closely with the Sr. Assoc. AD for External Operations to create and maintain public visibility for the sport program through the news media.
•Maintain team roster in compliance with NCAA, conference and Department regulations.
Schedule regular informational meetings with Director of Athletics (or designee) to discuss problems, goals, etc. Work with the Director of Athletics (or designee) to organize an annual schedule of competitions which meet NCAA requirements.
•Work with the Business Director, Director of Athletics and/or designee to establish budgetary guidelines. Work within the budgetary limitations established. Manage and expend the allocated financial resources in accordance with University policies and accounting practices.
•Actively participate in fundraising and public relations activities as necessary and/or requested. Promote the sport through involvement in alumni activities, public functions, and camps/clinics.