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Head Coach, Men's Club Hockey

Curry College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Head Coach, Men's Club Hockey

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 25 undergraduate majors, over 70 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

1. Coaching/Individual and Team Instruction:
  • Provide individual and team instruction to club student-athletes on rules and fundamentals, pre-competition activities, skill attainment, techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner and team concepts that are specific to team needs;
  • Provide individualized coaching, tutoring and mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work;
  • Assess student-athletes skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition and in film;
  • Review video of opponent performance and subsequently design individual and team instruction for Curry student-athletes;
  • Build out specific daily practice plans that are organized, creative and valuable for the student-athletes. Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate practice sessions and related activities with proper attention to players and their physical well-being;
  • Attend workshops and training sessions for the purpose of researching methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference and league rules and regulations;
  • Emphasize values of competitive athletics, acceptable personal behavior, decision-making and Curry College's mission to each individual;
  • Always serves as an exemplary professional.

2. Recruiting:
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Student Affairs, Admissions and Financial Aid to effectively recruit new and current Curry students that have the ability to achieve success academically and athletically at Curry;
  • Abides by all recruiting rules and regulations set forth by the league.

3. Roster Goals/Retention Management:
  • Maintain and set sport specific roster and retention goals as in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Intramurals, Club Sports, and Fitness Center Operations.

4. Leadership:
  • Communicate skillfully with colleagues, subordinates and student athletes;
  • Maintains self-control and sets an example for sportsmanlike conduct in relationships with your team, officials, administration and opponents in victory or defeat;
  • Provides clear direction of responsibility and authority. Attend and contribute to department meetings and functions.

5. Budget and Financial Management:
  • Monitor budget and expenses routinely and ensures timely communication of team expenses and needs;
  • Keep program within expense budget parameters.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Communication with rink supervisor ensuring all the needs of the team are met, game and practice scheduling, reserving and driving of school owned vans, equipment inventory, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related discipline from an accredited four-year collegiate institution.
  • 3-5 years of coaching experience.
  • A strong teaching/playing/coaching background in the sport with the ability to provide high level instruction.
  • Must have a strong commitment to the academic success of the student-athlete. Manage and treat, student-athletes professionally, respectfully, and courteously.
  • Understanding of conference/leagues rules and regulations.
  • Exceptional leadership and strong organizational ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong teamwork and supports departmental efforts through collaborative measures and sharing knowledge with others.
  • A valid, insurable driver's license is required, with ability to travel.
  • Ability to represent the philosophy and educational goals of Curry College in a thorough and professional manner.
  • Understands, values and respect diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

To apply, visit


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