Coaching, Coaching - Cross Country, Coaching - Track & Field
The Assistant Coach will help foster a distinctive culture in competitive athletics that commissions student-athletes to impact the world for Christ. The Assistant Coach will assist the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field in managing the men & women’s track and field and cross country programs. This includes but is not limited to: planning skill development and conditioning (throws, jumps, sprints, hurdles), overseeing practice, assisting with management of home meets, recruiting, set-up/maintaining facilities, managing and ordering equipment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: Could include teaching up to four hours a year or responsibilities with event management.
Ability to teach beginning and high level track skills and techniques of events
Team members and coaching staff will strive to reflect the Athletic Department core values: Love for God, Love for Others, Integrity in Conduct, Excellence in Effort. Will offer ongoing support to develop a culture that emphasizes these values.
Understand how to condition athletes to be able to meet demands of their event(s)
Help athletes better understand the psychological approach necessary to excel at the event
Must work together to communicate openly and honestly with other coaches and the athletes
Work to instill a positive approach to training and competition
Use track & field to teach lessons of: discipline, hard work, community, attitude, integrity, responsibility, respect, and servant hood
Act as the recruiting coordinator
Responsible for completing paperwork relating to eligibility, athletic training, training logs, awards, scheduling, travel, home meets, recruiting, financial reports, receipting, meet staffing, officials
Emphasize and encourage spiritual development
Emphasize and encourage academic achievement
Keep conversation with student athlete private and confidential.
Assist with meet management & care of facilities and equipment
Oversee fall track conditioning/practice
Commitment to NCAA, Conference, and University rule compliance.
Keep current with and follow NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations as they apply to recruiting, eligibility, and finances.
Attend annual continuing-education programs.
Maintain team roster in compliance with NCAA, conference and university regulations.
Maintain annual schedule of competitions that meet NCAA requirements.
Work closely with the compliance coordinator to monitor academic progress of team members and motivate team members to meet their academic responsibilities and goals.
Submit all required compliance forms to the compliance coordinator in a timely fashion per NCAA, conference, and university requirements.
Report any NCAA, Conference, and University rule violations to the compliance coordinator.
Violations of NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
• BA degree required, Masters preferred. • Previous coaching experience preferred at college level • CDL preferred, including Class B with airbrake and passenger endorsement (or ability to get within six months). • Competitive collegiate experience in track and field • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with coaches, student-athletes, parents and the public • Desire to be lifelong learner continuing to study and do professional development • Knowledge of track & field events stated above • Knowledge of NCAA DI or DII preferred (either as athlete or coach) • Self-motivated with initiative and work ethic • Ability to work with limited supervision • Have access to/use of a personal vehicle • Have a coaching philosophy • Show: enthusiasm, dependability, creativity, motivation, flexibility, integrity
REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
• Must be able to drive school cars/vans • Must be able to attend to details and deadlines • Must be able to keep on task in the midst of surrounding activity and have several tasks ongoing simultaneously • Must be able to lift objects of 50 pounds • Must have knowledge of and ability to use word processing and e-mail computer programs • Must have, or obtain, current American Red Cross Standard First Aid certification or AHA Heartsaver First Aid certification.
About Cedarville University
Cedarville University, an exceptional Christian university in Southwest Ohio. As one of the top Christian colleges in the Midwest, Cedarville University attracts 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887 for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, Cedarville is recognized nationally as a Baptist college with caring, authentic community; rigorous and Christ-centered academic programs; strong graduation and retention rates; intentional focus on the Gospel; accredited professional and health science majors; and leading student satisfaction ratings. Cedarville University has been honored as one of the top-ranked Christian universities granting bachelor’s degrees and a "best college" for studying the Bible. Cedarville University academic teams regularly win or rank in the top tier of national and international competitions. Cedarville is also recognized among the best universities in Ohio. The Yellow Jackets compete in the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference.