Pacific University – Head Men’s Tennis Coach


Pacific University believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the university to just the work identified.  It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.


The Head Men’s Tennis Coach is responsible for the overall administration of the men’s tennis program, including the direction, instruction and supervision of assistant coaches, within a diverse athletic department of over 500 student-athletes.


  • Conduct the men’s tennis program according to all NCAA Division III and University rules and regulations
  • Proactively support student-athletes from historically marginalized backgrounds.
  • Follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the University and athletic department
  • Schedule all competitive events
  • Complete all travel arrangements as required
  • Responsible for all aspects of practice preparation and competition coaching
  • Responsible for recruiting quality men’s tennis student-athletes to the University
  • Plan and schedule a regular program of practice in-season
  • Responsible for keeping practice periods for the sport within the confines of the time specified by department and NCAA policy, and with due consideration to the coaching staff and the welfare of participants
  • Responsible for administering and working within the parameters of operating, recruiting, assistant coach and work-study budgets
  • Responsible for the purchasing of equipment, supplies and uniforms for the program adhering to department policies
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program
  • Responsible for submitting all eligibility forms to the University Compliance Officer in a timely manner according to the guidelines set by the Pacific Athletic Compliance Manual
  • Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the men’s tennis program
  • Cooperate with the head athletic trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
  • Attend all Pacific Athletic Department meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC men’s tennis coaches’ meetings
  • Complete financial reports of all trips away from home where money has been advanced and keep accurate records when expenses are to be repaid
  • Work with the Sports Information Director to promote the sports of men’s tennis
  • Function as a team player within the department and share the vision for the future of the department as outlined by the athletics strategic plan


  • Monitor student’s academic progress
  • Coach individual participants in the skills necessary for excellent achievement in the sport
  • Enforce disciplined and sportsperson like behavior at all times, and establish and oversee penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
  • Exercise good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior.  Lead by example in promoting a “class image” for the program
  • Encourage good sportsmanship and foster desirable athlete/coach relationships
  • Do not allow athletes to participate until they are cleared for eligibility by the University
  • Clear with the Athletic Director any travel that is outside of the region
  • Provide adequate and appropriate notice to the faculty for travel that involves loss of class time
  • Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the men’s tennis program


Other duties within the athletic department will be assigned to this position.  Responsibilities which may be included but are not limited to, court maintenance, intramural sports support, game management and/or other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


The Head Men’s Tennis coach will report directly to the Director of Athletics.  The Head Men’s Tennis coach will be responsible for direct supervision of assistant coaches in the program.  The head coach will recommend new hires of assistant coaches to the Director of Athletics for approval.


A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.  A significant and successful record as a head coach in the sport of men’s tennis is ideal. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills along with the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes.  The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and an understanding of how the sports of men’s tennis and athletics in general fit into this environment.  Salary will commensurate with experience.


  1. Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.
  2. Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.
  3. Ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
  5. Asks questions and seeks assistance.
  6. Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.
  7. Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.
  8. Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.
  9. Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  10. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.


  • Normal coaching environment


_x_Climbing  _x_Balancing  _x_Stooping  _x_Kneeling  _x_Crouching  _x_Crawling  _x_Reaching  _x_Standing

_x_Walking  _x_Pushing  _x_Pulling  _x_Lifting _x_Fingering  _x_Grasping  _x_Feeling  _x_Talking  _x_Hearing

x__Repetitive motion


__Sedentary work  __Light work  _x_Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity

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APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references. Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  No phone calls please.

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