Idaho State University – Head Men’s Tennis Coach 


TITLE OF POSITION: Head Tennis Coach 

REPORTS TO: Director of Athletics


The Head Tennis Coach is responsible for managing all aspects of the Idaho State University NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Tennis Team, a member of the Big Sky Conference.  


  1. Oversee and direct all aspects of the men’s tennis program during pre-season, in-season, and off-season periods.
  2. Manage and be accountable for the prescribed annual tennis program budget.  Work with the Department of Athletics Business Officer to prepare and forecast budget, allocate resources effectively, and operate the program within the prescribed budget.
  3. Coordinate with External Relations and Marketing to help grow tennis attendance.
  4. Participate with Associate AD for Development and Director of Athletics to steward program support.  Participate in the cultivation and solicitation of charitable gifts.
  5. Recruit, retain, and graduate successful student-athletes for Idaho State University and the Men’s Tennis program.  Develop, direct and supervise a comprehensive recruiting program with the goal of sustainable high academic and athletic performance, retention and graduation of the majority of all Tennis student-athletes.
  6. Provide and direct instruction and coaching across the program with the goal of player development and maximum performance. Direct strategic decisions and training.
  7. Work effectively and collaboratively with medical staff, including athletic trainers, nutritionist, team physicians and strength coach to ensure the health and well being of student athletes.
  8. Develop a competitive regional NCAA Division I Tennis schedule.
  9. Ensure proper supervision of athletes during practice, travel to and from competition, and during competition.
  10. Ensure proper maintenance and repair of program equipment and coordinate appropriate replacement schedule and budget.
  11. Build and maintain relationships with alumni, organizations, high schools, and other groups to promote the tennis team and other athletic programs at Idaho State University.
  12. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge and commitment to follow NCAA, Big Sky Conference, and Idaho State University rules, policies, and regulations.
  13. Participate at a high level in all department meetings, serving as an important part of the department leadership team.  Contribute to and develop a culture of excellence in Idaho State University Athletics.
  14. Coordinate with Strength and Conditioning Staff to develop, execute and supervise effective strength and conditioning programs for conference competition seasons, training seasons and summer program.
  15. Develop, promote and operate an effective camp program with the goal of developing  regional talent; building relationships; identifying, evaluating and recruiting student athletes.  Properly account for revenue and determine the use whether to enhance coaching incomes, provide NCAA compliant resources and stipends for players in the summer, provide equipment upgrades or budget enhancements, or serve other purposes related to coaches and program.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of coaching experience at a competitive level. 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:  Successful coaching experience of 3 years or more at the collegiate level.


Professional level certification- USPTA Elite or Master, PTR level II or III.

Please send resume and cover letter to Steve Schaack at  

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