General Manager/Head Coach – Niagara River Lions

School: Niagara River Lions
Position: General Manager/Head Coach
Salary: 6-8 month contract; to be discussed during interview

General Manager/Head Coach Responsibilities: (Including, but not limited to)

• Hire, assemble and manage all support staff including Assistant Coaches and Trainers
• Work with support staff to develop training, practice and travel plans to mold a winning team
• Recruit, sign, trade, draft and dismiss athletes as required
• Oversee contract and salary negotiations while understanding the legalities of such
• Assemble and build a winning team while acting in accordance with league rules
• Handle all team personnel decisions and day to day basketball operations
• Act as the team’s spokesperson, helping to achieve the public relations goals of the organization and
build a positive image within the community
• Attend media and community events on a regular basis
• Effectively lead and instruct the team with the goal of each member developing their talent and skills
to contribute to the overall success of the team
• Direct practices and training sessions
• Act as a mentor to all members of the team
• Responsible for creating an environment during games in which the team can use its skills and
abilities to their maximum potential
• Coaches must be Train to Compete certified or Level 3 certified, in addition they must have passed
the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) course and exam – FIBA licensed
• Must have a minimum of 3 years coaching experience (head coach, assistant coach or combined) at a
professional or collegiate level

Required Skills:

• Ability to bring high energy and enthusiasm to coaching
• Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment
• Demonstrated ability to connect and relate to players
• Proficient in running efficient and organized practices
• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication
• Solid organizational skills


• Evening and weekend work will be required
• Base salary – please indicate salary expectations within your cover letter

Applicant Information:

Applicants can forward their application (cover letter and resume) and salary expectations to [email protected] with the subject line, “General Manager/Head Coach”
We thank all applicants, however only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted

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