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Marian University, Head Coach

By IWLCA Admin, 06/10/21, 3:15PM EDT


This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by developing and maintaining a competitive intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse program within compliance of Marian University, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.


Teaching/Coaching - 50%

  • Responsible for in-game coaching.
  • Keeps informed of contemporary trends, tactics, techniques and strategies in coaching, which includes developing a philosophy of what to teach and how to implement. Provides coaching and direction to assistant coaches, as well as praise and constructive feedback.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates practice sessions. Communicates expectations, praise and corrective feedback in a clear and constructive manner.
  • Develops effective game plans. Prepares team physically, mentally and emotionally for competition; maintains and meets high expectations for team athletic success. 
  • Instructs student-athletes on high expectations for academic achievement; monitors the academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Instructs student-athletes on high expectations for student-athlete social responsibility and works to develop well-rounded student-athletes.
  • Instructs student-athletes on a standard of proper student-athlete conduct, both in and out of the athletic arena and works with the Director of Athletics to sanction those who do not meet the set standard.
  • Instructs student-athletes on a standard of proper safety. Monitors condition of equipment and facilities, and reports items in need of repair/maintenance to Instructs student-athletes on a standard of proper student-athlete conduct.

Recruitment – 15%

  • Recruits academically qualified student-athletes for acceptance into Marian University within guidelines set by the University, conference, and NCAA. This includes identifying, evaluation, developing relationships, and initiating application submission.
  • Develops and maintains a system to identify prospective student-athletes and to work closely with area high school and junior program coaches to recruit quality student-athletes.
  • With assistance from the Director of Athletics, establish annual recruitment goals.
  • Create a successful recruitment plan that includes a calendar, budget, contacts with prospective student athletes, and milestone check-in points.
  • Collaborate with offices and department around campus to ensure student success.

Program Development -15%

  • Develops and implements a program which includes monitored academic progress in addition to performance.
  • Organizes and coordinates all team travel.
  • Responsible for scheduling all future contests.
  • Conducts programs in compliance with the NCAA, NACC, and Marian University rules and policies.
  • Participate in clinics, exhibitions, and camps, as approved

Administrative – 15%

  • Manages all assistant coaches within the program(s).
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring the program budget under the direction of the Director of Athletics.
  • Assists the Director of Athletic Communications with statistics, press releases, and other publications
  • Assist in department fundraising activities
  • Organizes camps and clinics to promote the sport of lacrosse and also help create public interest and community involvement with the University.

Performs other work related duties as assigned -5%

  • Maintains a positive work environment by cooperating in a professional manner with the University community


  • Bachelor’s degree required.    
  • Strong ability to recruit student athletes in the context of NCAA Division III philosophy.
  • Successful intercollegiate coaching and/or playing experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Successful intercollegiate coaching and/or playing experience.
  • Willingly support the Mission and Core Values of the University.


  • Master’s Degree

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to Please use “Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021


Transforming lives through academic excellence, innovation and leadership. Marian University is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.