Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Murray State University

School: Murray State University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

Assist the Head Coach with managing and supervising the day to day operations of the athletic team, including teaching, coaching, fund-raising activities; provide leadership and support for the vision and strategies of the Head Coach.


  • Negotiate scholarship offers to prospects under the direction of the head coach.
  • Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Prepare and distribute recruiting information.
  • Attend off-campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact when appropriate.
  • Make phone contact with prospective student-athletes when appropriate.
  • Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
  • May serve as a recruiting coordinator as directed by the Head Coach.


  • Scout future opponents by film, watching games and/or telephone reports.
  • Provide consultation and expert advice to head coach and team members.
  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as directed.
  • Teach individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season.
  • Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues.
  • Be available to coaches and players before, during and after practices, games, and events.
  • Be knowledgeable of the rules and fundamentals of the respective sport.
  • Coach specific units as directed by the Head Coach.
  • May serve in a coordinator role.


  • Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.

Team Administration

  • Plan long and short term objective under the leadership of the head coach.
  • Assist in the establishment of requirements for team members in terms of academic and athletic progress.
  • May serve as the academic liaison for the team.
  • Assist in the discipline of student-athletes.
  • Coordinate recruiting efforts with the Athletic Academic Services Staff.
  • Coordinate scholarships with the Athletic Compliance Staff.
  • Assist in the management of the budget if applicable.
  • Assist in the coordination and management of team travel if applicable.
  • Assist in the completion of all necessary compliance documentation under the direction of the compliance office.

Campus/Community Communication

  • Serve as guest speaker at public events on behalf of MSU Athletics.
  • Recommend policies and procedures for the student-athlete handbook.
  • Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student-athletes.
  • Assist in the formulation of team and department fund-raising activities and promotional events.
  • Coordinate community service and MSU athletics-to-school programs under the direction of the Marketing and Promotions Office.
  • Administer day-to-day operations and staff of summer athletic camps and other “reach out” programs for school aged children, as directed by the head coach.

Other Duties

  • Be knowledgeable of NCAA and MVC rules.
  • Assist in planning a competitive schedule if applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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