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Lubbock Christian University

Head Tennis Coach

Functional Title: Head Tennis Coach
Classification: Salary - exempt
Division: Athletics
Department: Athletics
Reports To: Director of Athletics
Primary Function: Manage, direct, and develop all aspects of the institution’s intercollegiate Men’s & Women’s Tennis programs.

Major Duties:

  • 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

Physical Requirements: 

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.

Disclaimer:

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.