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Palm Beach Atlantic University, Assistant Coach (10-Month)

By IWLCA Admin, 06/28/18, 12:45PM EDT


Primary Purpose

To promote an athletic program that is in harmony with the Christian philosophy of Palm Beach Atlantic University.
To assist in giving direction and stability to the lacrosse program at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
To assist the Head Coach with the coaching and the administration of all aspects of the NCAA Division II lacrosse program.
To assist the Head Coach with the coaching and administration of all aspects of a Sunshine State Conference lacrosse program.



  • Assists with Palm Beach Atlantic University Women’s Lacrosse coaching duties during practice sessions and game play; assesses player performance to determine need for individual and/or team improvement; coaches players individually or in groups; instructs in game strategies and techniques in preparation for athletic competition; oversees practice sessions providing instruction in areas of difficulty as needed; arranges for completion of pre-game set-up tasks; compiles and reports game statistics; and performs related duties as required or directed.
  • Assists with recruiting efforts as assigned; initiates and/or responds to inquiries concerning the University’s lacrosse program; visits and/or observes athletic prospects; discusses credentials of prospective student athletes with Admissions Office; encourages on-campus visitations by athletes; interviews student “walk-on” athletes; arranges visits with appropriate faculty advisor; and assists with coordination of administration processing, housing, or financial aid, for incoming student athletes.
  • Prepares scouting reports; coordinates video exchange and analyzes opponent strategies; consults with team coach and players concerning opponents' strengths and weaknesses; and completes related duties as required.
  • Travels with team on away contests; aids with team travel and lodging arrangements; effects preparation of required requisitions for team and coach, staff transportation, lodging, meals, travel advance, etc.; prepares and submits appropriate absence report; ensures proper preparation and submission of travel expense report and return of cash advances; and completes related duties as required or directed.
  • Assists in the planning, development, promotion, instruction, supervision and staging of University Women’s Lacrosse individual and team camps; coordinates staffing, hiring, and procurement of appropriate facilities and services for camps; and distributes promotional and instructional camp materials to players, coaches, and staff.
  • Coordinates facilities for team meetings, practices, games, and visiting team practices; confirms event management details and support personnel for home contests; supervises student managers, student coaches, and statisticians; coordinates team pre-game meals on and off-campus and during holiday breaks; and oversees special team functions and promotions including Senior Day and end of year banquet.
  • Participates in Women’s Lacrosse and Intercollegiate Athletics fund raising activities; assists in contacting individuals/firms for solicitation of funds; aids with Athletic Club membership drives; and completes athletic financial support assignments as directed.
  • Counsels team members relative to academic progress; checks conditions of concern to athletes (i.e., class schedule, course requirement, grades, etc.); arranges for referral of student athletes for assistance (i.e., Academic Advising Office, Study Table, Counseling Center, Health Center, Learning Skills Center, etc.); and provides like assistance to athletic team members as required, including summer employment and coordinating fifth year aid.
  • Candidate will be expected to adhere to university and department policies, procedures and regulations and to laws, bylaws, rules, policies, regulations and constitutional provisions of the NCAA, Sunshine State Conference and PBA.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

Required Qualifications:

  • Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in lacrosse coaching.
  • Personable, team player and hard-working.

Inquiries may be submitted via e-mail or correspondence to Head Coach Jayson Schmidt.

Jayson Schmidt
Palm Beach Atlantic University
3401 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405


The application process remains open until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled this summer to coincide with recruiting events.