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Missouri Baptist University, Head Coach

By IWLCA Admin, 06/26/20, 5:15PM EDT


Under the direction of the Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics, the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach has the responsibility of administrating the sport in the best interest of the University, in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices of the college administration. The head women’s lacrosse coach should be familiar with conference, region and NAIA rules and regulations.

Responsibilities and Authority

Within the limits imposed by the college and NAIA policies, regulations, and limitations, each coach is responsible for and has commensurate authority to accomplish the duties set forth below:

1. Directly responsible to the Athletic Director

2. Delegates responsibilities to assistants and/or a team manager

3. Prepares the budget for their particular sport

4. Demonstrates interest in/aptitude for:

  • Good sportsmanship-losing or winning
  • Maintains poise/self-control at all times
  • Teaches team to play hard but fairly
  • Good host to visiting teams/coaches/spectators
  • Disciplines, and when necessary, dismisses players who disregard good sportsmanship and team policies
  • Respects the officials’ judgment/interpretation of the rules. If interpretation appeal is necessary, follows appropriate procedures

5. Organizes and conducts practice sessions

6. Works with Associate VP & Director of Athletics on team travel details as necessary

7. Makes appropriate reservations for vehicles, motel, and food service well in advance

8. Orders equipment/supplies following proper procedures

9. Responsible for an inventory of college—owned equipment and uniforms

10. Responsible for issuance/retrieval of equipment/ uniforms from players

11. Responsible for recruiting for their particular sport

12. Recommend scholarship recipients in their sport with the approval of the Associate Vice President / Director of Athletics

13. Enhances professional growth by attending clinics, workshops and reading in their field

14. Assists the athlete in completing the necessary scholarship award forms with the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices

15. Works with the Assistant Director of Athletics over Media and Communications in regard to team pictures and publicity

16. Works with the Athletic Director on scheduling and contracts

17. Recommends athletes for awards and special honors

18. Furnishes team roster to department secretary for eligibility check by Records Office

19. Works with the Athletic Trainer as needed

20. Responsible for the conduct of athletes on trips when they are under your jurisdiction

21. Responsible for reporting team statistics to the Conference, NAIA, and local media

22. Responsible for the field or court being ready for participation and sees that all equipment is operational

23. Monitors academic progress of student-athletes

24. Assists in assigning student-athletes to Drug Abuse course

25. Send a list of traveling team members to the Assistant to the Associate Vice President / Director of Athletics 72 hours prior to the trip if flying

26. Submits check request for the following items:

  • Food and lodging, entry fees, recruiting expenses, officials, equipment and supplies, other items approved by Athletic Director

27. Submits expense reports and all receipts to the Manager of Operations within 72 hours (3 days) following expenditure of college funds.  No cash advances will be made until previous cash advance has been cleared

28. Maintain accurate records of their particular sport for posterity (statistical and special honors/awards)

29. Accepts the responsibility to know current NAIA and KCAC rules and policies

30. Makes certain that all athletes have passed a medical examination and have completed all forms regarding insurance prior to practice and competition

31. Advises team members to adhere to behavioral expectations; individual coaches should handle violations and take the necessary disciplinary measures in consultation with the Associate Vice President / Director of Athletics

32. Attends NAIA and KCAC meetings when necessary, follow-up on Conference, Regional and National information requests, submits paper work for All-Conference, All-Regional, All-American, Scholar-Athletes, and special awards candidates

33. Clears any fundraising activity with the AVPDA

34. Serves as role model to the campus community in all areas of their life

35. Oversees the safety conditions of the facility or area in which assigned sport is conducted at all times that athletes are present

36. Assumes responsibility for any other details of their sport or any other additional duties as assigned by the AVPDA


Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics

Each coach is directly accountable to the Athletic Director for the proper interpretation and fulfillment of his function, his specific and general responsibilities and related authority and relationships.

Other College Administrators

Each Head Coach serves with the AVPDA in the Athletic Department. Each will maintain good cooperation with all areas of the college and will maintain those relationships necessary to the accomplishment of his function

Performance Measurement Criteria

An annual performance review is to be conducted by the AVPDA. This review will include assessment of the degree to which annual duties have been accomplished, an analysis of each Head Coach’s strengths and weaknesses based on a review of the Job Description and recent performance, and proposed personal and professional development.

Minimum Requirements

Education and experience
Master’s degree preferred, previous experience in coaching

Personal qualities
Integrity, loyalty, energetic, positive, sportsmanlike conduct, professional demeanor, team player, self-motivated, detail oriented

Spiritual qualities
Personal relationship with Christ, reputation beyond reproach, embraces and articulates a Biblical world view and can apply it in the discipline, active membership in local church

Interpersonal skills
People oriented, able to motivate people, impartial, able to work with various personalities     

Communication skills
Articulates expectations clearly to athletes

Management skills
Plans, organizes, implements, and control athletic academic guidelines and policies 

Other Desirable Qualities
Able to teach fundamentals and execute strategies commitment to Christian Higher Education

Application Procedure

This position is an exempt, salaried position, carrying all benefits outlined in the university’s Personnel Handbook (life, dental, health and disability insurance, a generous 403(b) retirement plan, vacation, sick leave, and college tuition remission for dependents as per school policy). Also included is compensation for clinic attendance and/or other approved functions.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, résumé, a statement of Christian Faith. These materials should be submitted via email to Dr. Thomas Smith, Associate VP & Director of Athletics at