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Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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

Job Title:Head Men’s Lacrosse CoachDepartment:Director of AthleticsJob Description:

The Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for all aspects of a competitive NCAA Division III lacrosse program. This position requires a proven coaching background at the collegiate level with success in recruiting and retaining student-athletes. Strong relational skills with internal and external constituents are critical. This position requires flexibility to travel and work evenings and weekends. It is a full-time, 12-month position.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Understand and comply with all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Div III, Rhodes College, SAA (Southern Athletic Conference) and Rhodes College Athletics, working with compliance office to make sure programs and student-athletes are complying with all rules and regulations regarding compliance issues. All athletic staff should score a minimum score of 75 on the NCAA Rules Test.

  • Complete all credit card reconciliations, email correspondence and returning of phone calls in a timely manner, meeting deadlines as directed.

  • Develop teams which are competitive within the conference, region and nationally by maximizing the student-athletes talents while also teaching and promoting teamwork while supporting the educational goals of individual student-athletes by demonstrating a coaching philosophy which encourages those goals and promoting an environment conducive to both.

  • Inventory, manage and update equipment and assist with management of all game and practice facilities utilized by the team and department.

  • Select, supervise, evaluate and guide the professional development of assistant coach staff.

  • Manage operational budget while demonstrating fiscal responsibility and support of cost containment initiatives while overseeing the purchase of inventory, uniforms, equipment, facilities maintenance/upgrade and travel.

  • Establish a competitive schedule, coordinate team travel and maintain compliance with college guidelines pertaining to class hours missed.

  • Evaluate and compare athletic talent for potential growth and development of student-athletes while maintaining correspondence with prospects through phone, email and in-person visits.

  • Collaborate with College and athletic units, including admissions, financial aid, medical services, academic support, judicial affairs, compliance and development.

  • Supervise student athletes in the varsity weight room.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function to perform the duties of this position.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and must be insurable by the College’s insurance carrier.

  • Three years of coaching experience at a college level required.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all types of people, establish and maintain a working relationship with students, coaches and other college administrators.

  • Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision.

  • Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.


Physical Demands:

Athletics – Medium Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Position involves both inside sedentary work and work on different fields and on other fitness environments while coaching and training situations with student-athletes. Lifting required (ie., set-up of scorers’ table, etc.), some manual labor is expected. Evening and weekend hours in all types of weather, with travel is necessary.

?A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume. In the cover letter, please address how you would use this opportunity to support Rhodes College’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.



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