Volunteer Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Oklahoma City University

School: Oklahoma City University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Volunteer
Organization: NAIA

Essential Functions:

Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department and University.

Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for daily practice sessions and address specific equipment issues as they arise before, during, or after practice, assist in the preparation, planning, conducting and evaluation of practice sessions, work with individuals on specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season, oversee all strength and conditioning sessions on or off campus, serve as mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues, and be available to coaches and players before, during and after practices, matches, and events as position allows.

Academic Support:

  • Assist student-athletes with enrollment process, coordinate and monitor study hall for the student-athlete, monitor academic progress and intervene when necessary, maintain effective and open communication with OCU faculty; inform them of student-athlete absences due to athletic events.


Ø  Assist in administrative duties

Ø  Assist in coordination of team travel

Ø  Travel to all away games with team

Ø  Recruiting as assigned by the head coach

Ø  Check classes and meetings as assigned

Ø  On-court assistance during workouts/practices/individual workouts

Ø  Assist with video/film related activities (Breakdown film, special projects, etc.)

Ø  Assist in game preparation and scouting

Ø  Use advanced analytics to help develop scouting reports, individual student-athlete growth plans, and other statistics-based projects

Ø  Coordinate and supervise student managers

Ø Other duites assigned by the head coach

Ø  Assist with youth/elite camps

Time commitment: Minimum 16 hours per week.


Job Requirements:

Ø  Well-organized professional that has tremendous work ethic.

Ø  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ø  Prior involvement in collegiate basketball as a player or coach is highly preferred.

Ø  Well-versed in Microsoft Office and other basic office software programs. Ability to effectively use Adobe Photoshop or equivalent is highly valued.

Ø  Basic understanding of Sportscode/Synergy/FastModel/Fast Draw/Just Play/XOs.

Ø  Positive, high energy, ambitious individual who is self-motivated and takes initiative.

Ø  Willingness to tackle any task related to progress of the team, student athletes, and institution.

All other duties assigned

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be physically able to perform all coaching duties; lift gym and other equipment, etc.
  • Must have near vision and hearing to effectively communicate in person, in writing, via computer and telephone.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Conditions:

  • Significant evening, night and week-end work required.
  • Work is primarily indoors.
  • May be exposed to steady, fairly loud noises.

Required Skills

  • Strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate technique and skills to the student-athlete
  • Working knowledge of applicable collegiate rules and regulations
  • Recruiting skills preferred
  • Ability to recruit and coach student-athletes
  • Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the university, applicable conferences, agencies, etc
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively – orally, telephonically, in person and in writing
  • Ability to represent the university and Athletics department in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment as required

Required Experience

A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in collegiate coaching required.

A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.

Applicant Information:

Send resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected]

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