Assistant Basketball Coach – Houston Baptist University – Full-time

School: Houston Baptist University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Southland

Responsible for assisting head coach with recruiting and teaching a team of student-athletes the skills of their sport; mentoring the athletes in academic and personal character development; and administrative responsibilities as assigned by the head coach, all within a Christian university environment.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coaching:
  • Serves as a representative of the University displaying courtesy, tact consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the HBU community and with the public
  • Assist head coach in planning and executing practice sessions
  • Work with student-athletes in developing skills of basketball
  • Assesses competitor performance
  • Helps to formulate workout sessions and game plans
  • Coordinates recruiting efforts which involves evaluating current and potential talent at high schools and junior colleges

2. Teaching:

  • Mentors students on an individual basis and in groups in developing life-skills, character building activities, and modeling Christian values for students

3. Administrative:

  • Operates within the rules as required by the conference and the NCAA
  • Assists with the scheduling of opponents
  • Arranges for equipment, uniforms and supplies to be available for team
  • Plan and execute team travel with authority to commit expenditures up to departmental budget, subject to University purchasing guidelines.
  • Organize official and unofficial visits
  • Monitor academic progress of student-athletes and counsels with them about issues and progress relative to their coursework.
  • Supervise team managers
  • Assist in designing and monitoring strength and conditioning program
  • Other duties as assigned


Directly supervises student-athletes and student workers. The nature of responsibility is immediate supervision and management over individuals within the department, in addition to providing work leadership.



Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years prior coaching experience at the high school level, club level, or higher. College coaching experience preferred.

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