Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Lehigh University

School: Lehigh University
Position: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Patriot League

Responsible for sport specific coaching, recruitment, student-athlete development (including academic support), program administration and program advancement yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA. The Assistant Coach position provides leadership and direction to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the University and Department of Athletics. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Student-athlete development
*Counsel, advise, educate, motivate and inspire student-athletes
*Discipline, reward, monitor, evaluate and retain student-athletes
*Instill team building concepts with all student-athletes
*Assist in character development for student-athletes

2. Coaching
*Assist in planning practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups and competitive strategies
*Instruct and demonstrate different techniques and skills
*Assist in evaluating and assessing effectiveness and results
*Assist in adapting and refining strategies
*Communicate with athletes and team

3. Recruiting
*Assist in identifying and attracting prospects
*Assist in evaluating prospects (athletically, commitment, character, etc.) through high school visits, competitions and/or home visits
*Assist in selecting prospective candidates
*Promoting Lehigh through communicating with prospects and families
*Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendar and procedures
*Assist in yielding student prospects
*Valuing diversity in the process and results

4. Program administration
*Assist in planning and evaluating program results, status and priorities
*Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
*Assist in supervising, managing and evaluating personnel (including sensitivity to diversity)
*Assist in evaluating prospective members of the Coaching staff
*Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate administrator
*Complying with NCAA, league and institutional rules
*Attending staff and University meetings
*Responding to administrative and supervisory requests
*Utilizing technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity
*Assist in proofing recruit or other media information

5. Advancement
*Assist in promoting strong public and media relations
*Assist in promoting strong Alumni relations via newsletters, fundraising support and/or Alumni games and gatherings
*Assist in promoting strong parent and professional relations
*Aspire to develop professionally
*Assist in fulfilling a commitment to service (departmental, institutional and professional)

6. Results
*Assist in achieving competitive success within the Conference (and sometimes beyond)
*Assist in achieving academic success across the team
*Assist in graduating student-athletes at a rate equal to or above the University rate
*Realizing personal growth and development in every student-athlete
*Assist in promoting recognition of student-athletes

Grade: 8 – 40

Position Number: S83910

Special Considerations

This position works with minors

Variable shifts/schedule, often working nights/weekends

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community. However, this position may have the ability to work partially from home as deemed appropriate by their supervisor

Will often be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 pounds


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred

NCAA Certification required; CPR/First Aid certification required

Three to five years related work experience

Experience as a student-athlete required

Supervisory experience preferred

Collegiate coaching experience and direct experience with the use of video systems as a tool in the development of athletic skills, and as a means for preparing game plans and tactical strategies

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships

Solid writing ability, attention to detail and organizational skills

Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

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