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Head Coach, Men's Tennis

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

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

Head Coach, Men's Tennis

Job Summary
The Head Coach, Men's Tennis provides leadership of all activities related to the tennis program including recruitment, player development, monitoring academic performance, discipline, and social development of student-athletes.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description
Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recruits quality prospective student-athletes.
  • Plans short- and long-term team objectives. Prepares and conducts practice sessions. Teaches individual and group skills and techniques.
  • Develops and implements game strategy and position assignments.
  • Develops and manages the program operating budget to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation.
  • Monitors revenues and expenses, approves all purchases.
  • Monitors academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans when needed.
  • Monitors and maintains discipline and conduct of athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
  • Promotes the athletic program through participation in community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing.
  • Complies with all University and ASUN regulations, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations. Remains current with all changes in NCAA, as well as changes to University and ASUN rules and regulations regarding intercollegiate athletics. This includes the requirement for self-reporting any possible rule violations and participation in the annual NCAA continuing education programs including passing the NCAA certification test, if applicable. Any violation of NCAA rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Other Job Duties
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Travels throughout the country and internationally as assigned.

Additional Job Description
Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires either nine years of directly related full-time experience or, as an alternative, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of full-time experience directly related to the job functions.
  • Full-time coaching experience in higher education athletics.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED certification or the ability to obtain within three months of employment.
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to travel throughout the country.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited university.
  • Four years of full-time professional coaching experience in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the sport and the ability to teach/coach collegiate student-athletes toward acquisition of those skills.
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate recruiting practices and an ability to identify athletic and academic talent.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and a strong commitment to maintain compliance with those rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of student-athlete intellectual, emotional, and social development theory, techniques and research associated with ensuring the success of students.
  • Ability to guide athletes toward successful completion of an undergraduate degree while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer first aid and CPR/AED.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to use independent judgment and remain flexible while prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems.
  • Ability to interact and represent FGCU professionally with a wide constituency of students, faculty, alumni, and media.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes an equitable environment.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.

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