Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Illinois College

School: Illinois College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: MWC


The assistant men’s basketball coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in recruiting, training, and coaching members of the men’s basketball program. The assistant men’s basketball coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Illinois College, the Midwest Conference (MWC), and the NCAA. Illinois College is a member of the NCAA at the Division III level. This position is a full-time position working 10-months of the year.

Essential Functions

The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.

  • Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes
  • Meet the recruitment, retention and net tuition revenue goals set by the College
  • Coach student-athletes by assessing and developing their skills
  • Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes
  • Collaborate with the Office of Admission & the Head Coach to help meet recruitment and retention goals set by the College
  • Collaborate with Early Intervention group
  • Make travel arrangements for the team
  • Travel including several weekends for recruiting and competition
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community
  • Attend regular athletic and admission staff meetings
  • Help manage, as needed, online recruiting database (Front Rush)
  • Help plan practices for both in-season and non-traditional season, to include writing practice plans
  • Clean, organize, and order essential equipment or supplies
  • Assist with game day administrative duties
  • Assume additional administrative responsibilities within Athletics Department, as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Assist in organizing alumnae games and other special events, including fundraising events in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations


  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • Intercultural competency; ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts experience and the philosophy of DIII athletics
  • Passion and motivation to recruit and mentor student-athletes
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
  • Professional integrity and a positive approach to conflict management/resolution
  • Commitment to compliance with all NCAA and Illinois College rules and regulations
  • Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
  • Valid driver’s license with evidence of insurability, required
  • Basketball coaching experience at the NCAA level, Division III, preferred
  • Goalkeeping background and/or training experience, preferred
  • Recruiting experience at the collegiate level, Division III, preferred
  • First Aid and AED certification, preferred
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
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