Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Position Number




Appointment Type

Full Time

Sensitive Position


Sensitive Position Statement

A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority


Campus Security Authority Statement

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.

Designated Personnel


Designated Personnel Statement

A “designated position” means this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing. This is NOT a “designated position.”

Statement of Economic Interest


Statement of Economic Interest Statement

This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position


Restricted Position Statement

This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

Chief Objective of Position

Responsible for assisting in all aspects of establishing and maintaining a successful NCAA Division III men’s basketball program, providing specialized expertise in their area of concentration and to support the successful development of student-athletes both in the classroom and on the court.

Work Tasks

1. Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University; evaluate individual performances and provide leadership and instruction in areas of deficiency as needed.

2. Assist with and provides the planning, organizing and coaching within the Christopher Newport University Men’s Basketball Program.

3. Participate in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponent teams; assist in designing game plans and strategies; analyze performance of the men’s basketball team and adjust strategies as needed.

4. Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consults with university administration and faculty for the amelioration of academic issues and concerns for student success.

5. Utilizes independent judgment and renders decisions on a daily basis regarding the men’s basketball program in the absence of the head coach.

6. Screens and evaluates athletic qualifications of prospective recruits; coordinates with University Undergraduate Admissions Office to establish academic eligibility and arranges meetings between prospects and the University. Coordinates campus tours for visiting prospective players. Assists with new student orientation activities.

7. Compile and assist in the analysis of game statistics for an assigned area of Christopher Newport University men’s basketball team performance. Facilitates any video exchange with opponents.

8. Assist in the planning and administering of the traditional physical training program in accordance with NCAA regulations; providing special training for the individual men’s basketball team members as required.

9. Studies, evaluates and implements innovations in basketball strategy and equipment. Coordinates purchases of basketball related equipment with the head coach.

10. 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 and the NCAA. Responsible for safety rules and regulations regarding use of equipment to reduce liability and to ensure NCAA compliance.

11. Represents the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events. Participates in professional associations.

12. Performs public relations and marketing activities to promote the athletic program; performs community relation activities.

13. Coordinate coach’s clinics in accordance with NCAA regulations.

14. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

15. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

16. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the CNU Police. The CNU Police will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for faculty and staff designated as a Campus Security Authority.

17. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required

Skill in training or instructing student athletes; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated skills using a personal computer. Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours consistent with the needs of the position; manage people and projects. Ability to foster positive internal and external public relations. Ability to learn and work with Conference rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred

Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NCAA Division III rules and regulations.

Required Education

Must have a Master’s Degree in a related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Education


Experience Required

Previous coaching or playing experience at the university or college level.

Experience Preferred

Proven experience in recruiting successful student athletes consistent with NCAA guidelines. Demonstrated experience with NCAA rules and regulations. Coaching experience in a college/university setting. Experience in fostering positive internal and external public relations. Experience in recognizing, supporting and referring student athletes for needed academic and personal support. Prior experience in team management that includes supervising.

CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit


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Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin June 9, 2021. Applications received after June 9, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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