Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Northwest Nazarene University

School: Northwest Nazarene University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division II

At NNU, you will discover a university with a century-long history of providing a transformational education that is committed to helping individuals elevate their God-given purpose as they live into our Here for Good promise. We believe an education is more than an intellectual pursuit; it is more than merely acquiring a degree to get a better job. At Northwest Nazarene University, we believe that a meaningful life is rooted in timeless values and empowered by a close-knit community that embodies these principles for each and every one of our students, staff, and faculty. Together, we realize our potential by committing to a life of service that transforms ourselves, our society, and the world.


Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is a comprehensive Christian university with over 80 undergraduate areas of study, 18 master’s degrees in six different disciplines, five Education Specialists degrees and two doctoral degrees. NNU has more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 6,000 continuing education students and more than 10,000 high school students who participate in the University’s concurrent credit program. Our students are highly motivated and engaged. They tend to be well-rounded, often participating in athletics, music, student life and spiritual development—all while taking their academics seriously. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


NNU has a long and deep association with the Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty and staff commit themselves to living out their faith in a community shaped by serious scholarship and Christian values.


Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division II level.  NNU is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) which is comprised of the following ten members: University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Central Washington University, Montana State University-Billings, Northwest Nazarene University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle Pacific University, Simon Fraser University, Western Oregon University, and Western Washington University.  NNU offers the following eight sports for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball.  NNU offers the following seven sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track & field (indoor and outdoor).


Position Description: 

The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for assisting with all details of operating an NCAA Division II intercollegiate Men’s Basketball program.  The position is a 12-month, full-time exempt position and reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

Essential Functions

    • Promote and develop spiritual formation and leadership, academic excellence, athletic competitiveness, and community engagement in student-athletes
    • Assist in organizing and facilitating practice and training sessions, game preparation (including video and statistical analysis), travel, and competition
  • Assist in developing and operating a successful recruiting system to accomplish competitive success and roster goals
  • Assist in organizing and operating youth camps and other fundraising initiatives
  • Participate as an active member of the Athletic Department and University as a whole
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable institutional, conference, and NCAA regulations and promote an atmosphere of compliance
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree      
  • Men’s Basketball coaching experience     
  • High motivation and commitment to the University, organizational skills, the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, multi-task, problem solve, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances     
  • The University requires that all staff members be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU and be willing to help advance the spiritual goals of the University.


  • Master’s degree      
  • Collegiate level Men’s Basketball coaching experience
  • Experience recruiting student-athletes
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and processes      


Salary will be determined by the educational background and experience. Personnel receive a generous benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and disability insurance, flexible & health spending plan, tuition benefits, annual & sick leave, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program.

Applicant Information:

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received.  Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial are standard for the hiring process, official will be required upon hire)

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