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Columbia University, Head Coach

By IWLCA Admin, 04/26/21, 6:15PM EDT


The head coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program including:  coaching, practice and game preparation, recruiting, scheduling, supervising personnel, fund-raising, alumni relations, stewardship, budgeting and complying with NCAA and Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League Conference), and Columbia University rules and regulations.



  • Recruiting quality student-athletes capable of pursuing the baccalaureate degree as demonstrated by maintenance of an exemplary graduation rate
  • Demonstrating excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: (a) sport skill instruction, (b) motivation, and (c) tactical strategies
  • Achieving competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence
  • Providing leadership in the personal development of student-athletes by projecting a positive and professional image
  • Providing opportunities for the social, emotional, academic and athletic development while putting the welfare and wellbeing of student-athletes first.
  • Designing a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance
  • Managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with alumnae and friends of the program.
  • Demonstrating excellent writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Relating well to officials, high school and club coaches, media, and the general public
  • Participating in friend, fan, and fund-raising activities with the expectation of meeting or exceeding revenue expectations
  • Training and supervising assistant coaches with the goal of developing head coach capabilities
  • Participating in continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge
  • Training and supervising support staff when appropriate
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Ivy League Conference, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations and/or Code of Ethics
  • Contributing to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Successful background in coaching lacrosse, preferably at the NCAA Division I level. 
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators and alumni
  • Ability to work within the framework of NCAA and Ivy League regulations and a need-based financial aid program
  • Have an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Strong recruiting, teaching and skills;
  • An inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student athletes, staff and alumni.
  •  Dedication to the mission of the University and to gender equity and diversity are essential. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years coaching and/or playing at the collegiate level preferred
  • Successful experience in the recruitment of student-athletes in a highly competitive academic environment is preferred

Applicants must apply using the link below.