Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Whitworth University

School: Whitworth University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Whitworth University invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Men’s Basketball. We are seeking a dedicated and motivated individual who reports to the Head Men’s Basketball coach and will provide leadership to student-athletes and assist in coaching the men’s basketball team. Duties include, but are not limited to, individual player development, recruiting, scouting, practice planning and implementation, travel arrangements, film exchange, and other assigned administrative tasks. This is a full-time position working 10 months.
Core Responsibilities
Assistant Coaching | 65%
• Assist in the planning and implementation of basketball practice sessions.
• Conduct scouting of opponents, manage film exchange, and prepare scouting reports.
• Develop individual players through skill, conditioning, and strength/speed training.
• Mentor and support student-athletes in their personal and academic development.
• Ensure compliance with NCAA and NWC regulations.
Recruiting and Team Support | 25%
• Assist in the recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes.
• Organize and administer team travel logistics and home game management.
• Develop positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and alumni while interacting favorably with department personnel and the university community.
• Contribute to fundraising efforts for the men’s basketball program.
Other | 10%
• Teach physical education and activities courses depending on education and experience or provide game management oversight.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the head coach.
Qualifications | Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Education and Experience
• A bachelor’s degree is required and Whitworth considers candidates with a wide range of educational backgrounds. We value the skills and knowledge candidates bring to Whitworth, regardless of the paths they have taken to acquire them.
• Experience and track record of building positive relationships with athletes, parents, and fellow coaches, while cultivating a supportive and inclusive team environment.
• Experience and passion for cultivating student athletes’ potential.
Whitworth Values
• Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives.
• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Skills and Abilities
• Ethical understanding to adhere to all NCAA and NWC rules and regulations.
• Ability to identify and build relationships with recruits and families.
• Ability to support the head coach in program development, technique refinement, and team cohesion.
• Ability and leadership skills to effectively identify and resolve problems while maintaining confidentiality.
• Skilled in scouting opponents and preparing detailed scouting reports.
• Skilled is mentoring and motivating student-athletes.
Licenses or Certifications
• Valid driver’s license and compliance with Whitworth’s campus vehicle policy
• Participation in intercollegiate basketball.
• Previous coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level.
• Experience in recruiting and retaining qualified student-athletes.
• Master’s Degree
Position Details
Whitworth University is a Christian liberal arts university. We are committed to providing our students with an education of mind and heart, equipping them to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. We seek candidates who are willing to engage with the university’s mission and integrate their Christian faith into their work.
A background check and sexual misconduct disclosure will be required on the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, and name, email addresses, and phone numbers of a least three (3) professional references will also be required.
You are on this webpage because a position at Whitworth sparked your curiosity. If you find yourself questioning hitting the apply button because you might not meet 100% of the qualifications, we think you should do it! Research continues to show that women and BIPOC candidates are less likely to hit the apply button unless they meet all the listed qualifications. One way we are working to overcome this trend is every search committee at Whitworth has a trained Equity Advocate (EA) serving on the team. Our EAs are trained to make space for committees to consider each candidate’s unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when you click apply, please know that your application is reviewed by a committee of real, living, and breathing human beings who want to understand your experience and skills to find ways you relate to the key competencies needed for success in the position.
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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
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