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Grand Valley State University, Head Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 05/14/18, 9:45AM EDT


Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ experience coaching and recruiting competitive collegiate lacrosse.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of and accountability to NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete, and to the highest of ethical standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Over two years of coaching and recruiting competitive collegiate Lacrosse.


  • Leadership and management of all aspects of a collegiate lacrosse program including, but not limited to evaluation and recruitment of student-athletes, scheduling, practice preparation, game strategy, training and player development, scouting, team travel, academic monitoring, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, community service, and other activities associated with running a successful program
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility within confines of budget appropriation. 
  • Fund raising for the program through camps, clinics, and other initiatives.
  • Conduct program with honesty and integrity per NCAA and GLIAC rules and regulations.
  • Cultivate lacrosse program alumni.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits package included.

Department/Division:  Intercollegiate Athletics (Finance & Administration Division)

Deadline Date for Filing Applications:  The position will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

How to Apply:  Please apply online at Please include a letter of application which specifically addresses how your skills, education and experience relate to the above description, along with your resume, and a list of three references.  The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you have questions or need assistance, please phone Human Resources at 616-331-2215.