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Head Women's Basketball Coach

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

Job Details

University Profile

Part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, Purdue University Northwest offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses, located in Northwest Indiana and in close proximity to Chicago. Purdue Northwest has approximately 8,900 students and offers more than 70-degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Purdue Northwest Athletics consists of 450 student athletes and 21 sports and is a member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate athletic teams are fielded in baseball, men’s and women's basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, esports, men’s and women’s golf, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, softball, stunt, and women’s volleyball. Esports is a member of the Midwest Esports Conference. Purdue Northwest has recently developed new ice hockey, baseball, basketball, esports, softball, soccer, and tennis facilities. For more information on the Purdue University Northwest athletics program please go to

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Duties and Responsibilities of Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Coach the Women’s Basketball team in game competition. Direct daily practice during the prescribed season.
  • Recruit prospective players.
  • Supervise team travel and responsible for team equipment checkout and return.
  • Construct competition schedule with approval of the Director of Athletics.
  • Enforce NCAA rules and regulations regarding team participation.
  • Assist with academic monitoring of student-athletes.
  • Manage team budget.
  • Assist the Director of Athletics with public relations and fundraising activities.
  • Supervise Assistant Coach.
  • Direct summer camps.
Benefits of Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

Education of Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Physical Education, Education, Fitness or related program is preferred.
Experience of Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Two years basketball coaching experience required at the professional, college or high school level
Core Competencies of Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Must have strong team building and management skills
  • Ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate collaborative efforts
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, management, and leadership
  • Ability to interact with members of the public and media
  • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff
  • Understanding of the student-athletes’ commitment to academics
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10lbs. frequently, and up to 20lbs. occasionally
  • As a part of the job responsibilities associated with this position, knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and conference should be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties.
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to use personal vehicle to drive on behalf of the University
  • Must meet the Minimum Driver Qualifications as defined by the Use of Vehicles for University Business Policy
  • Knowledge of the Northwest Indiana area school systems is preferred .
Additional Information

Questions, inquiries, and nominations can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Vice President of Mammoth Sports Consulting at

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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