Assistant Basketball Coach – Loras College

School: Loras College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Part-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: IIAC

Performs basketball coaching and management activities, including recruitment of student-athletes in a National Collegiate Athletic Association—Division III intercollegiate basketball program.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Develops and implements a sound and effective basketball philosophy.
  • Participates in the identification, evaluation and recruitment of potential basketball student-athletes.
  • Prepares scouting reports and game plans.
  • Analyzes opponents and Loras personnel on film.
  • Directs and coordinates with assistant coaches, practice schedules and meetings.
  • Monitors student-athletes in classroom and on the field.
  • Monitors the academic progress of assigned basketball student-athletes in the program.
  • Coordinates the physical development of each student athlete through appropriate condition, strength and practice sessions.
  • Assists in the recruitment, employment and evaluation of assistant basketball coaches.
  • Remains accessible to the media, alumni, boosters and general public to publicize and promote the basketball program.
  • Advises and counsels student athletes academically, athletically and socially.
  • Responsible for assigned areas of the basketball budget.
  • May recommend the purchase of new basketball equipment, supplies and uniforms.
  • May represent the College at Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meetings.
  • Assists in the coordination of travel arrangement for road trips.
  • Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College’s Catholic tradition.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Ambition – The drive to achieve personal advancement.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Enthusiastic – Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
  • Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
  • Honesty/Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Persuasive – Ability to influence others to change position or to adopt a specific point of view.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:  Demonstrated success in coaching basketball and recruiting quality student-athletes. Also must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the techniques, fundamentals and drills associated with basketball.


Other Requirements:  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of collegiate basketball. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association-Division III and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Association as they pertain to collegiate basketball preferred. Coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level preferred. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superior, colleagues, student-athletes and subordinates. Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses of the basketball program and develop problem-solving solutions. Possess high energy level, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Good organizational and communication skills. Ability to represent the philosophy of Loras College to alumni, members of the Loras community, the media and prospective students. Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite.

The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.


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