Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Bethany College (KS)

School: Bethany College (KS)
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NAIA
  • This position, under the direction of the Head Coach, independently performs and is responsible for (1) assisting the Head Coach in the coordination of a safe, enthusiastic, growing men’s basketball program, (2) coaching, supervision, management, retention, and recruitment of NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) student-athletes, under the guidelines of the college, KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) and NAIA policies and procedures, and (3) working with all staff to provide a quality program and encourage student-athletes in both athletic excellence and good sportsmanship.



  • Lead, support, and prioritize student retention with a positive and nurturing program that is persistent to graduation.
  • Create and foster a positive environment of growth, development, and support for student-athletes, both in and out of sport. Negative, demeaning, and derogatory coaching and communication tactics will not be tolerated.
  • Assist in formulating the team’s competitive schedule.
  • Assist in organizing and training student-athletes for successful and safe competition.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and methods by participating in clinics, workshops, etc. that contribute to professional development and self-improvement.
  • Assist in the administration of all phases of a NAIA men’s basketball program, including recruiting qualified student athletes.
  • Adhere to College recruitment scholarship model.
  • Adhere to college, KCAC and NAIA policies and procedures.
  • Foster cooperative working relationships with immediate supervisor as well as any staff or team members associated with the program.
  • Cooperate with other coaches in providing the optimum sports program possible under existing conditions.
  • Adhere to all College spending policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the operational sport budget.
  • Actively lead fundraising efforts for the sport program, as well as for the Department of Athletics.
  • Assist in preparing timely and accurate documents, such as travel expense statements, itineraries, etc.
  • Take the initiative to provide new ideas and concepts to improve the efficiency and productivity of the staff.
  • Support the Department of Athletics mission, vision, and values.
  • Assist in monitoring and supporting the academic success of student athletes.
  • Lead community engagement and service-learning opportunities within the sport program.
  • Assist in planning and conducting pre- and post-season conditioning and training programs.
  • Assist in planning and leading pre- and post-season individual meetings with student-athletes to discuss progress, development, and goals.
  • Help prepare and manage records for the team.
  • Assist in arranging team travel and meals.
  • Assist in overseeing the safety conditions of the facility or area in which the sport is conducted at all times.
  • Assist in coordinating visits by recruits and their families.
  • Assist in general upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program.
  • Carry out other related administrative duties as directed by the Head Coach, Dean of Athletics, and Assistant Athletic Director.
  • Participate in staff and team meetings, providing input and suggestions.
  • Assist in providing continual evaluation of processes and procedures. Responsible for suggesting methods to improve area operations, efficiency, and service to both internal and external customers.
  • Work in collaboration and cooperation with other departments and academic divisions on campus, using timely and appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department concerns and responsibilities
  • Perform all other duties as assigned



  • Serve as game manager for home contests as assigned.
  • Help ensure that all athletic contests held at Bethany College are administered effectively and in alignment with the College’s core values.
  • Monitor fans and crowds; help ensure the game and stands environment is a positive one for student-athletes, officials, and spectators.
  • Provide support for game day staff, officials, and visiting teams.
  • Prepare locker rooms for visiting teams and officials.
  • Escort officials to and from locker rooms.
  • Assist with the concessions purchasing, inventory, and sign-up process as needed.
  • Assist in the counting and deposit process of concessions money box and gate money box as needed.
  • Assist with the scheduling and training of student workers as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.


Job Requirements



Assistant Coach

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Good communication skills, organized, and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, administration, and the community-at-large.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/assignments concurrently and be very results-oriented.
  • Highly motivated and works well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Regular attendance required

Game Management,

All of the above, and:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from constituents, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. (GM)
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the NAIA philosophy and the role of athletics in a private, church related liberal arts setting
  • Excellent organizational skills.



  • Functional knowledge with Microsoft Windows
  • Functional knowledge with Microsoft Office
  • Functional knowledge with Synergy Sports, as well as other sport-specific technologies
  • Basic personal computer operation
  • Willingness to adapt to a changing technology environment, i.e. updates, security, and new versions
  • Ability to use multiple Internet browsers
  • Competent in email and document management



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.



Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals, but includes exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases. Work outside involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Frequent conference-wide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours. Work performed indoors is generally with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.



Travel as required by team schedule, as determined by coaching staff, Dean of Athletics, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).


Applicant Information:

Applicant Information: Qualified candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume, along with professional references and any supporting documents to:


Maverick Harris

Bethany College (KS)

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

[email protected]

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