California Lutheran University – Women’s Tennis Assistant Tennis Coach


Here’s a chance to get into college coaching. CLU in an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the prestigious Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic (SCIAC) that includes other top colleges: Caltech, Chapman, Occidental, Redlands, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps,
Pomona-Pitzer, & Whittier. We also play several other well-known universities during our season. 

The season is in the spring and the non-traditional season is in the fall for 6 weeks. We also have summer camps and other opportunities to increase earnings considerably. 

We are looking for someone who has enough experience as a player and or coaching to be able to work with college players on and off court. 

There is also an emphasis on recruiting. 

If you are interested in working at a great university in a beautiful and safe area of Southern California (45 mins N of LA and 15 miles inland from Malibu Beach) to help us get the program into the national rankings and beyond, then please contact Mike Gennette at:

The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment
that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function

Reporting to Head Coach, the position is responsible for performing assistant coaching duties and assisting the Head Coach in the management and administration of the sports program in adherence to the policies, rules and regulations of the University, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC)

Representative Duties

  • Serves as an assistant coach for the program
  • Assists in coaching during athletic events
  • Coaches scheduled practice and workout sessions
  • Assists in the development of practice and game plans
  • Coaches team members, individually and in groups
  • Demonstrates game techniques
  • Performs film review, analysis, and exchange
  • Performs other assistant coaching duties as assigned
  • Recruits academically and athletically qualified student-athletes to meet the University’s admission standards and enrollment goals
  • Ensures compliance with University, NCAA, and SCIAC obligations
  • Maintains continual and thorough familiarity with all applicable University, NCAA, and SCIAC rules and regulations
  • Briefs student-athletes and monitors adherence to rules and regulations
  • Assists with California Lutheran University’s sports camps, including (but not limited to) coaching and coordinating
  • Provides general counsel, guidance, and inspiration to students regarding their overall success
  • Promotes good sportsmanship
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge Of

  • University, NCAA and SCIAC rules and regulations
  • Coaching theory and techniques; technical and tactical coaching of a position area
  • Effective promotion of good sportsmanship, academic excellence, positive attitudes and character
  • The care and prevention of athletic injuries, basic sports injury first aid and emergency procedures
  • Principles of sports leadership and training
  • Film analysis techniques; video editing techniques for HUDL film exchange

Ability To

  • Scout and recruit quality student-athletes.
  • Serve as a positive role model for student-athletes.
  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with University, NCAA, and SCIAC rules and regulations.
  • Objectively evaluate physical skills in physical potential and mental capability for intercollegiate athletics.
  • Effectively teach fundamentals, skills, regulations, position details, and sport strategies during preparation and practice sessions.
  • Provide effective leadership to student-athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.
  • Work within a team-oriented philosophy.
  • Lift moderately heavy equipment and materials.
  • Provide a safe environment for students, athletes, visitors, and other constituents.
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete work.
  • Communicate effectively, in oral and written forms.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, parents, guardians, colleagues, administrators, booster groups, foundations, and community organizations.
  • Maintain files accurately, on paper, and in software programs.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Operate a personal computer and associated software
  • Coordinate and work summer camps.
  • Operate a vehicle to travel and conduct work.
  • Work flexible hours with frequent evenings and weekends.
  • Travel locally or nationally.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, sports management, or related field and one year of coaching at the collegiate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Division III coaching experience in the sport of preferably with a working knowledge of NCAA rules compliance.
  • A proven ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes.
  • Commitment to the values, standards and expectations of NCAA Division III athletics and a liberal arts university.
  • Licenses and other requirements
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain a Class B endorsed CDL License, insurance coverage (if driving own vehicle) or be insurable.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (automated external defibrillator) and First Aid certifications within 90 days of employment.

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and hear to exchange information
  • Ability to walk, run, jump, stretch, stand, sit, bend, twist, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Climb stairs, ropes or ladders
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision
  • Ability to demonstrate proper techniques and skills needed for athletic participation
  • Ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various sites to conduct work
  • Ability to maintain level of physical fitness to meet departmental standards


  • Working environment includes both indoors and outdoors
  • Exposure to various weather conditions, including temperature extremes
  • Indoor work environment may not be air conditioned during hot weather
  • Subject to vehicle operation to conduct work
  • Travel is required
  • Frequent weekend and evening hours is required


California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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