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Assistant Field Hockey Coach

DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw.


The assistant coach for field hockey is responsible for assisting the head field hockey coach in implementing and directing all phases of a competitive NCAA Division III field hockey program at DePauw University. This includes recruiting quality student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting and planning team travel in compliance with University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. This position will have a secondary responsibility within the athletics department.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s) Assistant Coach
  • Understand and comply with NCAA Division III, conference and University rules and regulations. Demonstrate sportsmanship and ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community.
  • Implement and execute a comprehensive recruiting plan for the identification and recruitment of qualified student-athletes, and maintain an acceptable roster per the University
  • Demonstrate a scheduling philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes.
  • Develop and implement plans and strategies for practices and competition which result in athletics success.
  • Mentor student-athletes to ensure athletics and academic success.
  • Schedule competition, make transportation and lodging arrangements for team travel
  • Administer a fiscally sound athletics program.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Monitor student-athletes' academic progression.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Willing to receive constructive feedback and make adjustments that support efficiency, effectiveness and overall success.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build positive relationships with students, co-workers, Alumni and community.
  • Safety Awareness -- Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Collegiate or international playing experience in field hockey is highly desirable. Coaching experience in field hockey is highly desirable.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Front Rush, Internet, Google Apps, other programs as determined by specific sport responsibilities.

Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Certificates & Licenses: A valid US driver's license is required. Certification in first aid/CPR/AED is required by the first date of appointment and must be maintained throughout the appointment.

Other Requirements:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to and history of strong belief in mentoring students and demonstrated experience working with young adults
  • Desire to work in a rural, small-school environment devoted to providing liberal arts education, building community, and helping students prepare for their future careers
During the playing and practice season (generally 18 - 30 weeks in a 52 week period), when this individual's primary responsibility is coaching a sport, the coach will stand/walk/sit for 3-6 hours per day at practice, perform office tasks (meet with student-athletes and colleagues and respond to correspondence) for 5 hours per day, and on the phone and computer (primarily recruiting) 1-2 hours per day.

Outside of the playing and practice season or on days in which there is not scheduled practice or competition, the coach will sit 5 hours per day, walk/stand the remainder of the day, and conduct business both in-person and on the phone.

They must be able to enact the emergency action plan at practice and competition, supervise students on day and overnight travel, and organize/manage travel plans for themself and the team.

A coach is required to create and respond to correspondence (email and Microsoft office/Google docs) and maintain electronic recruiting records.

They must be able to provide basic demonstrations of skills and tactics, describe any modifications they are unable to demonstrate, apply appropriate game rules to the teaching and practicing and monitor for safety while coaching.

They must be able to recruit student-athletes, which requires phone calls and traveling off-campus, and evaluating written, oral and digital information from prospective student-athletes, and interact with outside interests in the form of DePauw alumni, high school coaches, club team coaches, and parents during the recruitment of student athletes. The coach must interact with colleagues from Admissions to ensure effective visits by prospective student athletes, which includes scheduling their student athletes for host training, securing hosts, and coordinating communication between themselves, the admissions office and the prospective student athlete.


DePauw University is a private liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana.

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