Head Coach - Women’s Lacrosse
Commensurate with experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The head coach will provide leadership and direct the sport of
Women’s Lacrosse maintaining the competitive success of the
Syracuse women’s lacrosse program while following all applicable
NCAA and ACC rules and promoting a culture of compliance within the
Select and supervise assistant coaches and other staff that report
to the Head Coach. Assist in fundraising as requested by
administration. Perform other duties as requested by the Director
of Athletics (or their designee).
Recruit and develop talented players who can meet the academic
profile of Syracuse University while growing their personal and
Support and monitor the academic growth in conjunction with the
academic support staff.
Maintain a balanced budget while playing a competitive schedule of
non-conference opponents and ACC schools. Oversee the selection and
purchase of team apparel and capital equipment.
Schedule and conduct regular season practice and strength and
conditioning as permitted by NCAA rules. Oversee the conditioning
and training sessions, in conjunction with sports medicine and
strength and conditioning, to ensure the student-athletes are
physically prepared for competition.
Arrange for a competitive competition schedule that places the team
in a position to win the ACC Championship and qualify and advance
in the NCAA Championship competition.
Bachelor Degree required; Masters degree preferred.
Demonstrated successful leadership experience required. Track
record of a strong commitment to a positive student-athlete
experience and ensuring student-athlete welfare is paramount.
Job Specific Qualifications
The head coach needs to be able to utilize recruiting software as
well as compliance software.
Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills is
Must work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a
variety of diverse backgrounds.
4-5 years collegiate and or professional coaching experience and or
professional playing experience.
Management and administration of the Women’s Lacrosse program.
Includes providing leadership for staff, student-athletes and
others and fiscal management of the program.
Schedule and conduct regular season practice, strength and
conditioning, a competition schedule. Oversee all practices and
attend all competitions.
Recruit prospective student-athletes that are academically and
athletically prepared to contribute at Syracuse University.
Conduct a program that is compliance with NCAA rules and
regulations and submit all relevant paperwork to the Compliance
Office as needed.
Engage alumni and parents to help support the program as well as
managing a balanced budget.
Other duties as assigned Management and administration of the
Women’s Soccer program. Includes providing leadership for staff,
student-athletes and others and fiscal management of the
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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