Smith College – Tennis Graduate Assistant Coach


About The Graduate Program: Smith’s unique graduate program in Exercise and Sport Studies (ESS) is dedicated to preparing individuals to coach women’s collegiate teams. The program connects theory with practice by linking coursework with coaching experiences. Examples of graduate classes taken over the two years include: Exercise Physiology; Biomechanics of Sport; Sport Psychology; Sport Leadership for Coaches; Gender in Sport; Collegiate Recruiting; Legal Issues in Sport.

All students in the program take part in a coaching practicum, which include their responsibilities as an assistant coach. Responsibilities of coaching include, but are not limited to: assisting the head coach with recruiting, planning & directing skill development managing social media accounts, fundraising, and film breakdown.

The master’s program is recognized nationally for its excellence and is accredited through the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE).


Work awards and scholarships are available for individuals interested in pursuing a master’s degree with a specialization in coaching at the collegiate level. Candidates should have an undergraduate academic record of high caliber, collegiate playing experience, and past
coaching experience is preferred but not required.

Work award is dependent on the candidate: $0 – $7,000. Scholarships are available with tuition reduced to $5,000 or less.

The deadline for applying to the program is March 1, 2023. The position begins in the summer of 2023 and continues through graduation in May of 2025.

To Apply

Visit our website at for an overview of the program, forms, course requirements, and to formally apply

If you are planning on applying to the program or are interested in learning more about the tennis program and the ESS program please reach out to head tennis coach Caitlyn Lawrence at

If you have questions regarding the application, contact our Administrative Assistant Justin Allard at

Application Deadline: 03/01/23
Job Start: August, 2023

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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