Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – University of Denver

School: University of Denver
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

At the Division of Athletics, we build Pioneers for Life through excellence, character, and connection. We operate with a championship mindset; and we create and foster a winning culture every day. Inspired by our location in the Rocky Mountain West, we always find a better way forward; we work with optimism, passion, grit, and integrity. We forge lasting relationships one interaction at time; and our value to the University of Denver is the degree to which we offer connection points to a broad and diverse community. That’s why were always looking ahead, and not just to the next championship or what’s next in sports and wellness. Were also looking at what’s next for you and how we can help you build a career you’re proud of.

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 34 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Men’s Basketball Assistant Head Coach assists the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the program, including, but not limited to, coaching, recruiting, event scheduling, supervision of program personnel, budget management, Student-Athlete mentoring, team travel, equipment, meals, technical logistics (software), marketing, and compliance with NCAA and the Summit League Conference rules/regulations. The Assistant Head Coach will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques, insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication, as well as collaboration with internal departments of the division and the university. The Assistant Head Coach will also demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects of initiatives.

Essential Functions

  • Recruit quality student-athletes capable of pursuing a baccalaureate degree and achieving an exemplary graduation rate while managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient program
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: sport skill instruction, motivation, and tactical strategies, while also designing a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance
  • Provide leadership in the personal development of student-athletes by projecting a positive and professional image, including opportunities for social, emotional, and academic development that align with the University’s 4-D educational model
  • Coordinate various aspects of the program, including daily operations: team travel, recruiting logistics, equipment, meals, technical logistics of current and proposed software packages, etc.
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior about adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Division of Athletics rules and regulations
  • Proactively uphold the outstanding working relationships within the Division and the University
  • Assuming other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics & Ritchie Center Operations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required, including communication (direct feedback) and public relations
  • In-depth understanding of the sport from the fundamental skills to advanced tactics and strategy, including the ability teach and educate Student-Athlete’s and coaching staff. Stays up-to-date with new research and collaborates with coaching colleagues to learn and implement best practices
  • Modeling and implementing a personal and professional growth strategy for Student-Athletes and assistant coaches by learning and developing new techniques to support knowledge attainment
  • The ability to display passion and positively motivate/inspire Student-Athletes and coaching staff to generate the desire to excel in academics and athletics
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards, integrity, and ethical behavior in regard to NCAA, Conference, University, and Division of Athletics rules and regulations
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to an ever-evolving athletic landscape

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful coaching experience
  • Successful recruiting of Student-Athlete’s committed to academic and athletic excellence

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Successful collegiate coaching experience

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Noise and stress level is moderate to high and fluctuates through the season.
  3. Possible Outdoor work in all types of weather.

Physical Activities

  1. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
  2. Some manual labor is required.
  3. Position involves both inside sedentary work and work on different fields and on other fitness environments while coaching and training situations with student-athletes

Work Schedule
8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Weekends, Evenings and early mornings during Varsity sports season.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 18, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 11.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $80,000-$110,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Applicant Information:

Follow link below for complete job posting and application information.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter