Head Women's Tennis Coach
Preference given to applications completed by July 19, 2021
This position is classified as a 10-month full-time at-will employment appointment with administrative (30%) and coaching (teaching) (70%) responsibilities. This position is eligible to accrue sick leave at a rate of 10 hours each month, but will not accrue vacation leave. The coach will provide daily instruction to student-athletes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the sport. Provide strategic direction, leadership, and motivation to prepare student-athletes for intercollegiate competition. Plan, organize and conduct practice sessions. Educate and enforce safety rules and regulations. Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance. Educate individuals or groups in rules, strategies, techniques, and principles relevant to their particular sport. Evaluate athletes' skill level and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics. Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport. Ensure compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations for their respective sport program.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Coaches the Women's Tennis team, organizing and administering all phases of a competitive NCAA Division II program. Oversees the identification and evaluation of prospective student-athletes (PSAs) to UCO whose athletic and personal skills make them highly competitive in the MIAA and nationally, and whose academic potential makes them good candidates for a meaningful experience and graduation from UCO. Plans the practices and games. Monitors the academic progress of student athletes. In coordination with the Athletic Assistant Director for Finance, monitors and reconciles annual tennis budget (operating and travel) and the purchasing of equipment, following state and federal laws and guidelines. Gives routine assessment and feedback to participants in regard to their performance. Arranges travel for team to attend off campus competitions. Cooperates with media, civic organizations, and campus departments to promote their sport, as well as, the entire athletic department. Coordinates and cultivates donor prospects for private contributions to UCO Women's Tennis program on an annual and on-going basis. Hire, supervise and evaluate Assistant Coaches and other support staff. Coordinates and organizes tennis tournaments as needed by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and the NCAA. This would include the hosting of hotels, meeting agendas, banquets, advertising, and working closely with all teams and parties involved. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and adheres to applicable NCAA, Conference, University, and departmental rules and regulations. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, reports the violation to the NCAA Compliance Office. Also has a responsibility to follow applicable procedures and cooperate fully with any and all investigations of potential violations of NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules and regulations. Works closely with UCO Scholarship staff members in making sure scholarship limits are in full compliance with annual allocations provided to Women's Tennis.
Bachelor's degree and work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of collegiate sports programs. Requires the application of expertise in the sport to achieve results. Coaching experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. Commitment to developing a successful program with a high level of integrity. Must be detail-oriented and organized in the administration of financial matters, travel plans, schedule development and oversight of the sport program. Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification must be provided. Appropriate professional accomplishments and credentials.
Post Hire: Employee must complete and pass the designated educational modules on Division II University within a 14-day consecutive-calendar time period from the initial date of employment at UCO to recruit off-campus and to direct, supervise or observe countable athletically related activities (CARA) involving student-athletes.
- Master's Degree.
- Experience conducting practices and game management.
- Budget management experience.
- Experience in hiring, supervising and evaluating coaches and staff.
- Experience working successfully with students, faculty, community and media.
- Experience developing and administering summer camps and clinics.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to women's tennis rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to actively recruit and attract qualified student-athletes to campus and motivate them academically and athletically. Demonstrated excellence in professional/interpersonal communication.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Will this employee supervise others?
Yes, this employee will supervise Assistant Coaches within the sport.
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