Featured Job: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – WashU

Washington University (WashU) is a selective, private research institution that was founded in 1853 with highly ranked undergraduate programs and top ranked graduate programs including the Olin Business School and the School of Medicine.  WashU is located in St. Louis, the second largest city in Missouri which has a thriving music and arts scene, unique neighborhoods with distinct personalities, successful professional sports teams, and a host of local owned restaurants and shops.  

WashU Athletics has a rich tradition of athletic achievement that began over 100 years ago and competes at the Division III level of the NCAA.  WashU’s varsity sports portfolio contains 19 programs.  WashU’s primary conference affiliation is the University Athletic Association Conference (UAA) while football competes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).  With an alumni base spread throughout the country, the reach of WashU’s athletic programs continues to grow.  

Position Summary

Assists with the coaching, organization, administration and development of a successful college athletic program. Comply with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, as well as those of the respective team.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of details in all aspects of the Men’s Basketball program, including team organization and make ups, player selection and evaluations, practice planning and implementation, and game planning and strategy. Represents the University at campus, alumni and community functions.
  • Coaches/instructs team members individually, and in groups, and demonstrate sport related skills and techniques. May coach/manages a designated skill development area or group of positions. Evaluates individual player skill performance and provides instruction in areas of deficiency as required. Reviews video to evaluate skills and determine needed areas of development.
  • Supervises and organizes the assigned athletic program as determined by the head coach.
  • Organizes and produces scouting reports/information on opponents in a manner determined by head coach.
  • Assists with team discipline, player counseling, and related matters requiring discretion, decision making and independent judgment.
  • Coordinates the recruitment of prospective students to Washington University, requiring the identification of academically qualified prospective student athletes, ongoing communication with prospects, initiation of applications and matriculation of prospects.
  • Participates in the evaluation of high school talent through high school visits, on sight game observations at high school, regional, state and national competitions, and film/video review and analysis.
  • Teaches classes in the elective Physical Education program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Head Coach and/or Athletic Director.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and three years college coaching experience.
  • Strength & Conditioning Certification is a plus.
  • Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Effective communicative and public relation skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and game planning.
  • An understanding of how to build and manage a team.
  • The ability to understand and articulate program needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities.
  • An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community.
  • Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
  • The ability to develop a safe and functional working environment.
  • An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game and practice analysis.
  • Ability to follow directions and accept decisions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Previous coaching or playing experience in respective sport.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Successful passage of Annual NCAA rules test; current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications.