Lawrence University – Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach

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URL to apply: https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/postings/881

Lawrence University openly invites application for the NCAA Varsity Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.

The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach is primarily responsible for the successful initial development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the men’s and women’s tennis programs.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training and coaching the student-athletes, recruiting quality men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes that fit with Lawrence University, scheduling, budget management, and overall administration of varsity Division III tennis programs, in accordance with the NCAA, the Midwest Conference (MWC), and University rules and procedures. Credentials should reflect proven success or ability in coaching, recruiting, and working with student-athletes in a highly demanding academic environment.

Our athletics department is a place of growth and increasingly higher expectations. It is an exciting time for men’s and women’s tennis in our NCAA varsity programs as we have performed well in a quality conference and still have the potential for even greater impact in the MWC and nationally. Our student-athletes have also always been key contributors to the campus, which we foster so they each develop holistically. The successful candidate should be able to recruit, capitalize on our departmental growth, and work towards our expected goal of being highly competitive while embracing the growth of the whole student.

Lawrence University is a member of the NCAA Division III, Midwest Conference, Northern 
 Collegiate Hockey Association, and Midwest Fencing Conference. Lawrence fields teams in 22 intercollegiate sports with approximately 350 scholar-athletes and is committed to a well-balanced program promoting excellence in both academics and athletics.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by 1) further diversifying the staff; and or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusiveness to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

See https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com/ for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity through demonstrated experience and/or creative programming.  

Application review will begin upon submission with an anticipated start date of June 13, 2022; however, this can be negotiated.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct athletics skill development for the men’s and women’s tennis student-athletes.
  • Recruit student-athletes in accordance with the mission of Lawrence University and the goals of the men’s and women’s tennis programs.
  • Monitor student-athlete academic performance and implement team, athletics department, and University measures to support their academic performance.
  • Advise student-athletes and staff of applicable intercollegiate athletics rules, regulations, and University policies and ensure compliance of such regulations.
  • Work within the budgetary guidelines established by the Athletics Director.
  • Assist the Athletic Performance staff in developing and conducting pre-season, in-season, and off-season training and conditioning programs for the tennis teams.
  • Cooperate with the University Athletic Trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services.
  • Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competition.
  • Work with the Athletics Director on the selection and scheduling of team contests.
  • Work with alumni/ae student groups, University administration, and community groups to seek support for the teams.
  • Attend all team practices and home/away contests.
  • Attend appropriate athletics departmental staff meetings.
  • Assist the Athletics Director in resolving cases where a student-athlete violates an applicable regulation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.  
  • Five years of experience teaching, and coaching is expected, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Three years of experience recruiting college student-athletes is expected.
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