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Vanderbilt University, Assistant Coach (F/T)

By IWLCA Admin, 08/09/18, 10:15AM EDT


Responsible for providing coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach of the Vanderbilt Women's Lacrosse program.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, to include adhering to all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the American Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
  • Assists with the scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, including on-campus visits of prospective student-athletes.
  • Assists in coaching student-athletes, which includes evaluating their performance in both practice and competition, and providing leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies, as required.
  • Monitors the conditioning and training of student-athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Athletic Training staff. Assist in the planning and administering of the off-season training program, as requested.
  • Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters, to include consulting with the Director of Academic Support in Athletics, the Director for Compliance and other University administrators to resolve problems.
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponent teams and assists in designing game plans and strategies. Attend coaches’ preparatory meetings and implements strategies resulting from these meetings
  • Advises and counsels with student-athletes regarding their obligations to comply with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as personal conduct and appearance.
  • Assist in monitoring the academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes, to include both class and study hall attendance.
  • Assist in maintaining statistics, as requested
  • Interfaces with game officials, as requested
  • Participates in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities, as assigned.
  • Assists with budget preparations, as requested. Operates within approved budget allocations.
  • Assists with the development of schedules for practice and competition, as assigned.
  • Assists in coordinating team travel arrangements, as requested. Travels with the team and monitors the conduct of student-athletes.
  • Interface with the Equipment Manager to ensure that necessary athletic equipment is available for scheduled practices and competitive events.
  • Monitor the condition of equipment. Request repairs or replacement, as necessary.
  • Participate in clinics, exhibitions and camps, as approved.
  • Represents the Department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events, as requested.
  • Coordinates team transportation needs that require University and/or Departmental vehicles.
  • Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • Understands and signs Academic Admission Policy Form.
  • Comply with NCAA and conference rules and regulations.

About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and staff frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.” 

About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at 
VU Benefits Overview.

This opportunity requires a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.