Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball – Central Methodist University

School: Central Methodist University
Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: NAIA
Conference: Heart of America Athletic Conference

Central Methodist University, a NAIA Institution is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to serve as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team. Qualified applicants for the position of Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will have the responsibility of working with the Associate and Head Coach to manage the sport and student athletes in the best interest of Central Methodist University and in accordance with all the rules of the Heart of America Athletic Conference and NAIA as well as a commitment to the full academic development of the student-athlete.

This candidate will serve as the Head Varsity Reserve Coach and assist the varsity program.  (If two GA positions are approved then the duties will be split) The JV varsity reserve coach also helps assist varsity and the assistant varsity GA will assist with the reserve program.  The Varsity Reserve program consists of 20-24 players.  Our GA’s be required to have office hours, conduct conditioning, strength training practices and competitions with the reserve and varsity programs.  On floor coaching is essential, however, fundraising, recruiting, budgeting, travel and community service projects will also be expected.  The GA position will work all varsity practices, events and competitions.  We expect and hope to have two GA positions filled within our program.  All students including graduate students at Central Methodist University receive free I-Pads for studies.  CMU is a digital university


  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Candidate must be accepted into the Master’s program at Central Methodist University
  • Collegiate playing experience and or current coaching experience is preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and CDL license (or can obtain one immediately after hired)
  • Good organization and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must pass a criminal and license background check
  • Basic computer skills. (CMU is a digital university)

Job responsibilities include:

  • Representing Central Methodist University in recruiting and retaining student athletes.
  • Conducting coaching and instruction activities during practices along with conducting game day duties
  • Coordinating community service activities both on and off campus
  • Practice preparation for both Varsity Reserve and Varsity
  • Helping Direct strength and conditioning activities with Reserve program through CMU Strength Coaches
  • Video analysis coordinating / helping prepare scouts and player program playbooks
  • Set-up, Conduct and organize practice and individual workout schedules
  • Running camps and clinics during school year and summer months
  • Helping to ensure team compliance with all NAIA and institutional, rules and regulations
  • Monitor academic progress of student athletes
  • Responsible for driving 25 passenger bus on road trips with varsity reserve program
  • An outstanding ability to teach the sport to student athletes with an excellent knowledge of basketball


This position includes full Graduate tuition remission, housing and stipend.  Candidates must pass a criminal and license background check, be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays on many occasions. Anticipated start date will be August, 2020 or sooner.

Applicant Information:

Applicants should provide a cover letter, current resume and a list of 3 professional references to Head Coach Jeff Sherman at [email protected] and Associate Head Coach Matt Sherman [email protected]  Application deadline May 10th

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