Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Franklin & Marshall College

School: Franklin & Marshall College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: Centennial Conference

About Franklin & Marshall College:

Founded in 1787 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions.  A Franklin & Marshall education is based on a simple, powerful concept: Together, we create the way forward. We explore the frontiers of knowledge, setting new standards of academic excellence. We personalize education, encouraging our students to discover and expand their ambitions. We stand for what matters, fostering a community that values the common good. And we succeed together, giving the world the kinds of citizens it most needs: confident, adaptable problem solvers.

Franklin & Marshall sponsors a multi-divisional NCAA intercollegiate athletics program that includes Division I wrestling and 26 Division III sports.


Job Description:

The full time Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach by providing effective leadership and day-to-day administration for the sport while fostering skill development and teamwork among student athletes.

Primary responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach with the following:

  • Providing instruction, mentoring, and guidance to student athletes in their academic, athletic, and social development
  • Recruiting evaluation, communication, coordination of recruiting travel, and on campus visits
  • Practice planning and on court instruction
  • Opponent scouting and game planning
  • Travel operations related to meals, transportation, and lodging for away games
  • Non-conference opponent game scheduling
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within the athletics department, as well as with other staff and faculty in the F&M community
  • Alumni engagement and fundraising efforts
  • Manage F&M Men’s Basketball social media accounts
  • Other administrative duties and day to day basketball operations as needed

The Assistant Coach must have a thorough knowledge and conscientious adherence to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Centennial Conference, Title IX and equal opportunity regulations, FERPA, and all applicable College policies and practices.  Regular attendance at games, practices and meetings is required.

The Assistant Coach must cooperate with Health Services and Athletic Trainers to assure injured athletes receive proper treatment and understands that all medical decisions related to a student athlete’s health and well-being is the responsibility of the team physician and Certified Athletic Trainers and all final decisions regarding participation in practice and games lies with the medical staff. All known medical history related to injury or illness must be reported to the medical staff.

Learn more about the Athletics & Recreation Department at Franklin & Marshall.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or significant prior experience
  • Previous coaching and/or basketball experience
  • Superior verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team relationships with diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, public and the media
  • Demonstrated commitment to all facets of student athlete welfare including academic success
  • Genuine commitment to gender equity and equal opportunity in the athletics and recreation programs and an understanding of the profile of a highly selective liberal arts college
  • Availability must include morning or evening practices each week and for games that would take place during evening and weekend hours
  • The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors.  This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. An online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

Applicant Information:

Follow link below for complete job posting and application information.

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