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Lehigh University, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 09/03/21, 1:30PM EDT

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The assistant coach is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the University and Department of Athletics.

Specific areas of responsibility include sport-specific coaching, recruitment, Student-Athlete development, program administration and program advancement yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Student-Athlete Development
*Counsel, advise, educate, motivate and inspire student-athletes
*Discipline, reward, monitor and evaluate student-athletes
*Instill team building concepts with all student-athletes
*Assist in character development for student-athletes

2. Coaching
*Coordinate planning practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups and competitive strategies
*Instruct and demonstrate different techniques and skills
*Coordinate in evaluating and assessing effectiveness and results
*Coordinate in adapting and refining skills
*Communicate with athletes and Team on a regular basis

3. Recruiting
*Assist in identifying and attracting prospects to Lehigh University
*Assist in evaluating prospects through high school visits, at competitions and/or home visits
*Assist in selecting prospective candidates
*Promote Lehigh University through communicating with prospects and their families
*Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendars and procedures
*Assist in yielding student prospects, valuing diversity in the process and results

4. Program Administration
*Assist in planning and evaluating program results, statuses and priorities
*Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
*Assist in supervising, managing and evaluating personnel; assist in evaluating prospective members of the coaching staff
*Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate Administrator
*Comply with NCAA, League and Institutional rules; attend Staff and University meetings
*Respond to administrative and supervisory requests
*Utilize technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree preferred
  • NCAA Certification required; CPR/First Aid certification required
  • Experience as a student-athlete required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships
  • Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software
  • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety using the link below. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.