Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Concordia University Chicago

School: Concordia University Chicago
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: NACC

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. CUC is a private, Christian university and member of NCAA Division III athletics in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference for Men’s Basketball. This position is responsible for recruitment of qualified student athletes for the basketball program. The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach must be able to recruit academically qualified and athletically competitive student-athletes and possess the ability to motivate them to realize their potential in the classroom and on the basketball court. The Assistant Coach must have clear, concise, and consistent communication with the head coach, as well as follow NCAA Division III and University rules, at all times. This position reports to the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Director of Athletics, and the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, and is located in River Forest, IL.


  • Creates a detailed and effective recruiting plan, including, but not limited to, organizing and setting up campus visits and itineraries, making daily calls, emails, letters, and recruiting database maintenance
  • Serves as an Academic Coordinator for Student-Athlete Success through supervising team study tables, checking on class attendance, setting up tutoring appointments, and providing additional guidance for other student-athletes
  • Provides extra workouts before or after practice with individual players and implements specific workouts
  • Breaks down film for Concordia and upcoming opponents by analyzing statistics of our team and our opponents, and explains how to incorporate analytics into our program to help improve our efficiency
  • Analyzes data to track, break down, and produce reports
  • Takes on the role of defensive or offensive coordinator
  • Supervises team study tables, checks on class attendance, sets up tutoring appointments, and provides additional guidance, as well as assists in academic student-success for other student-athletes
  • Creates travel itineraries, including hotel accommodations, bus schedule, etc.
  • Assists in practice planning and execution, motivating and challenging our players on a daily basis and tracking points of emphasis
  • Spearheads summer camp instruction and staffing, and helps design and distribute camp brochures, t-shirts
  • Assists in setting up pre-game meals, run-thru practices, travel accommodations, player needs, statistical breakdowns, and any other necessary duties
  • Assists in scheduling, transportation, and post-game meals for the JV program, including head coaching or assisting coaches during games
  • Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Skill Sets:  

  • Conducts business in a manner that aligns with the university and the athletic department mission and core values
  • Demonstrates loyalty to the program
  • Exhibits strong organizational habits
  • Maintains a professional appearance and attitude
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Displays effective leadership qualities, including patience and ability to develop player skills
  • Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders
  • All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information

Minimum Experience Required: 

  • Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Must possess a knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division III rules
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • First Aid, AED and CPR certifications, or willingness to secure certifications upon hiring
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Minimum Experience Preferred: 

  • 3+ years of college coaching experience
  • Proficient in Synergy breakdown and analytics
  • Proficient in Front Rush Recruiting Software
  • Proficient in JustPlay Sports Solutions

Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

The benefits of being involved in the Men’s Basketball program at Concordia University Chicago include:

  • Working with a tremendous staff and tremendous young men while making a positive impact on their lives
  • Being a part of a championship program that continues to build a winning culture from top to bottom
  • The opportunity to work with a head coach that you can trust who is committed to helping you develop as a person and professional
  • The opportunity to be mentored and assisted on the path of achieving your professional goals
  • Being a part of something bigger than yourself and feel connected to the program and university

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume, coaching related experience and 3 professional references with their online application. Applicants that do not submit the 3 required documentation will not be considered.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age.  As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities–Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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