Simmons University – Assistant Tennis Coach

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Primary Function:

In the role of part-time assistant coach, this person will provide support to the head coach in all aspects of administering and conducting a collegiate sports team program. 

Duties and Responsibilities (in descending order of importance)

  1. Be knowledgeable of, and abide by, all College policies, NCAA Division III policies, and conference requirements.
  • Follow established guidelines and procedures
  • Abide by NCAA Division III; Great Northeast Athletic Conference, ECAC and NEWMAC athletic conference rules and regulations
  1. Assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in partnership with Admissions.  Encourage applications from a diverse group and large geographic area.
  • Execute an annual recruiting plan identifying specific outcomes to be achieved 
  • Maintain database of information regarding recruiting, including number of contacts, number applied, number visited, number accepted, and number enrolled
  • Correspond with prospects using a variety of communication channels; including written, in person contact, phone, home visits, and official visits and texts.
  • Coordinate on campus overnight visits
  • Attend large showcase recruiting summer events
  • Attend all Admissions events 
  1. Assist in executing an instructional practice and competitive game schedule based on an assessment of the student-athletes’ abilities including pre and post season and traditional and non-traditional seasons.
  • Execute, in collaboration with the head coach, organized and objective based practices
  • Enhance individual as well as team sport skills
  • Utilize various coaching and motivational strategies
  • Improve athletes’ talents, skills, and development of leadership
  1. Function as a member of the Athletic Department working together for common objectives.
  • Communicate and cooperate with department staff to facilitate group purpose and mission
  • Responsible for your own work
  • Clearly communicate in written and verbal form

5.  Stay current with the sport-specific developments in the profession 

  • Take responsibility for upholding College and athletic conference policies
  • Support the need for process and/or technology changes and demonstrate advantages to others.
  • Suggest ways to improve efficiency of own work and the work of the department.
  • Support the head Coach and team expectations.
  1. Other duties as assigned –

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Reports to the Head Coach

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required and/or related work experience.
  • Must be willing to travel 
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • Previous coaching and playing experience required; preferably at the collegiate level

Applications will be reviewed immediately until position is filled.

Apply to: http://www.simmons.edu/about-simmons/work-at-simmons

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