Date last updated: 5.03.2023
Campus Unit: Intercollegiate Athletics
Position Title: Head Coach Women’s Tennis
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to coaching, recruiting, scheduling, budget management, ensuring an appropriate team culture and leading a highly competitive Big Ten Conference women’s tennis program. Credentials should reflect proven success in recruiting, coaching, creating a positive student-athlete experience and working with student-athletes to prepare them during the 4-5 years as a
student-athlete, for their life after.
Develop and maintain a highly competitive intercollegiate sport program within the NCAA and Big Ten Conference. Direct all aspects of sport staff in recruiting, practice, and match competitions.
Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of a high integrity assistant coach. Responsible for their individual goal setting and coaching and conducting their annual performance review. Instruct and teach student-athletes in fundamentals of sport technique and match strategy. Plan and execute practice and competition plans including the evaluation of opponents.
Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes to the University of Minnesota whose athletic skills make them highly competitive in the Big Ten Conference and whose academic abilities make them good candidates for a meaningful academic experience and graduation from the University of Minnesota and who are good ambassadors among the campus and Twin Cities community.
Perform significant administrative responsibilities, including budget planning and management, scheduling of competitions, and planning and executing team travel.
Lead in monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes to help them achieve full potential in a meaningful degree. Provide opportunities for student-athletes to develop life and leadership skills during their time as a student-athlete. Assist in advancing the department’s mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity. Demonstrates a commitment to social
justice, fairness, and commitment to: Being Accurate; Being Competitive; Being Honest; Being Inclusive and Being Kind. United Are We!
Establish and maintain effective relationships within the athletics department, the campus community, metro and outstate communities as well as communities of color and various socio-economic communities. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with donors, booster club, alumni, high school and club coaches, media, and the general public.
Represent in a positive fashion the University and its athletic programs in private and public forums. Represent the sport program in fulfilling contacts with or requests from, the news media, including appearances on radio and television, speaking engagements and the like. Commit to adhering to all rules and regulations of the Department, the University, the Big Ten Conference, and the NCAA. Stay current with changing NCAA legislation and sport specific rules and regulations.
Creates an enthusiastic following and support among donors, fans, faculty/staff, and the general student body. Actively engage with external communities. Participates and is fully engaged with departmental and campus fundraising activities as asked. Occasionally organizes and manages fundraising opportunities to support women’s tennis enhancement funds.
30% of time
- Representing the University of Minnesota Women’s Tennis Program within the Athletics Department, the campus community, fundraising efforts, community outreach, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA membership.
- Perform significant administrative responsibilities, including budget planning and management of assistant coach.
30% of time
- Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes to the University of Minnesota whose athletic skills make them highly competitive in the Big Ten Conference.
- Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes to the University of Minnesota whose academic abilities make them good candidates for a meaningful academic experience and graduation from the University of Minnesota.
30% of Time
- Develop strategy, assess talent of opponents, and determine a plan to successfully compete in the Big Ten Conference and non-conference matches.
10% of time
- Represent the sport program in fulfilling contacts with or requests from the news media, including appearances on radio and television, pre/post-match interviews, public appearances, and public speaking requests.
- Creates an enthusiastic following and support among donors, fans, faculty/staff, and the general student body.
- Actively engage with external communities.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of three to five years collegiate level, DI tennis coaching experience
- Coaching experience and progression within college tennis.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Work Authorization in the United States.
- Master’s degree
- NCAA postseason experience at the DI Level.
- DI student-athlete experience.
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate support in the broader local tennis community.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively fundraise to enhance the overall quality of the program (i.e. foreign tour, training trip, facilities, etc.)
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