Functional Title: Head Tennis Coach
Classification: Salary - exempt
Reports To: Director of Athletics
Primary Function: Manage, direct, and develop all aspects of the institution’s intercollegiate Men’s & Women’s Tennis programs.
- Determine specific daily practice activities that are organized and valuable for student-athletes while supervising, coordinating, and evaluating these activities with proper attention to student-athletes and their physical well-being.
- Develop a competition schedule each year that provides the best possible opportunity for post season selection providing logistical direction for team travel details.
- Review opponent performance and subsequently design individual and team instruction for student-athletes.
- Working collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, recruit new student-athletes that have the ability to achieve personal, academic, and athletic success at LCU.
- Working collaboratively with the academic resources available on campus, monitor student-athlete academic progress to help ensure academic success, eligibility, retention, and graduation.
- Communicate skillfully with colleagues, subordinates, and student-athletes while maintaining self-control and setting an example for sportsmanlike conduct in relationships with the team, officials, administration, and opponents in victory or defeat.
- Provide clear direction of responsibility and authority with any other full-time, part-time, and volunteer assistants within the program.
- Attend and contribute to departmental meetings and functions.
- Be fiscally responsible for the use of assigned operating and scholarship budgets monitoring expenditures regularly and ensuring timely turnaround of credit card statements, reimbursements, and vendor payments.
- Annually complete DII University and submit all compliance-related information in a timely manner.
- Self-report violations of NCAA and/or conference rules in a timely manner
- Actively support and engage in student-athlete community engagement/service opportunities.
- Work with the Director of Athletics/Advancement Office in achieving fundraising goals and to seek out additional fundraising opportunities.
- Continually assess actual team competitive performance versus expectations making adjustments as necessary
- Ensure student-athlete well-being by collaborating with the athletic training staff.
- Responsible for the purchase, issuance, accounting, and retrieval of all applicable apparel and equipment
- Represent the university at the NCAA, Lone Star Conference, and other regional/national meetings/conferences as needed.
- Serve as a role model and resource for student-athletes and assistant coaches.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Commitment to the institution’s mission and vision
- Strong managerial and organizational skills
- Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner.
- Strong ability to multitask and problem solve.
- Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Proficiency in a variety of computer applications
- Willingness to undertake innovative approaches.
- Ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse student and staff population.
- Ability to perform well under stressful conditions.
- Ability to listen critically.
- Ability to travel as required.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
- First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
- Previous coaching experience at the collegiate and/or high school level
While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:
- Be ambulatory around campus, on course, and in buildings.
- Required to regularly sit and stand.
- Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail and picking up small objects.
- Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
- Lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.