The part-time Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach by providing effective leadership and day-to-day administration for the sport while fostering skill development and teamwork among student-athletes.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Providing instruction, mentoring and guidance to student-athletes to allow them to develop their athletic skills and abilities to maximum potential
- Assisting the Head Coach in evaluating athletic ability and performance
- Aiding in scheduling and organizing matches and providing coaching during these matches
- Assuring that equipment and practice plans are prepared in advance of practice sessions
- Assisting in making travel, meal and lodging arrangements for team members during ‘away’ matches
- Coordinating practice schedules as requested
- Helping the Head Coach in the recruitment of new student-athletes by identifying and maintaining contact with promising student-athletes and helping to coordinate recruitment trips
The Assistant Coach must have a thorough knowledge and conscientious adherence to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Title IX and equal opportunity regulations, FERPA, and all applicable College policies and practices.
The Assistant Coach must cooperate with Health Services and Athletic Trainers to assure injured athletes receive proper treatment and understand that all medical decisions related to a student athlete’s health and well-being is the responsibility of the team physician and Certified Athletic Trainers and all final decisions regarding participation in practice and games lies with the medical staff. All known medical history related to injury or illness must be reported to the medical staff.
Regular attendance at matches, practices, and meetings is required.
Part-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, free access to recreation and fitness facilities for the employee dependent family members, free access to College libraries, plus free or reduced access to most College performances, lectures, and events, on-site professional development workshops, and health and wellness activities. Discounts are available on Lancaster YMCA memberships, long-term care insurance, and the campus bookstore. Medical benefits are not available to part-time employees.
Minimum qualifications include:
- At least a bachelor’s degree or significant prior experience
- Previous coaching and/or tennis experience
- Superior verbal and written communication
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team relationships with diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, public and the media
- Demonstrated commitment to all facets of student athlete welfare including academic success
- Genuine commitment to gender equity and equal opportunity in the athletics and recreation programs and an understanding of the profile of a highly selective liberal arts college
- Availability must include morning or evening practices each week and for matches that would take place during evening and weekend hours
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.