Graduate Assistant – Ashford University

School: Ashford University
Position: Graduate Assistant
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: Competitive salary and NYS benefits
Organization: NAIA
Level: Division III
Conference: MCC

Position Summary:
Assist Head Coach in providing dynamic leadership in building a high quality athletic program to augment the growth and vitality of the institution. Assist in directing and coordinating all activities associated with specific program. Assist in the recruitment of student-athletes. The Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Director of Athletics.
Essential Job Duties:
• Calls recruits when needed or assigned by head coach.
• Increase Quality of evaluation, quality of recruiting, volume of recruiting contact and visits.
• Recruit & evaluate throughout the year, rather than have part-time asst. coaches working 3-4 months/year.
• Assist w/ game scheduling.
• Assists w/ monitoring academics of players.
• Assists w/ scouting conference teams (head coach only has so much team to scout, with 2 coaches we could hit all the conference teams and more).
• Supervise team weight training during workouts (preseason & after practices).
• Assist w/ individual workouts (20+ athletes, need another coach).
• Assist w/ preseason, season, & spring practices (20+ athletes, need more help).
• Assists w/ game adjustments & substitutions & stats.
• Assists w/ watching opponents defense & offensive tactics.
• Oversee open gyms.
• Oversee practice/game set up and clean up.
• Oversee discipline & consequences before or after practices.
• Serve as summer camp coordinator.
• JV Coach – need another coach to head the JV program.
• Maintain practice, game uniforms & wash gear (if necessary).
• Graduate Assistant(s) meet the requirements for full time-assistant coaches & receive a quality Master’s Education.

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