The Head Men’s basketball coach reports directly to the Athletics Director and is responsible for the overall management, leadership and function of the men’s basketball team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
-Carry out all aspects of the Men’s basketball program necessary to accomplish objectives of the sport within the guidelines of the Athletic Department, University, OVC and NCAA rules.
-Recruit, train, and coach the members of the men’s basketball program.
-Adhere to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, OVC and NCAA; orient student-athletes and boosters to these guidelines.
-Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes.
-Work with admissions and academic coordinator in the enrollment of student-athletes and in their persistence and successful progress toward a degree.
-Assist in fundraising in both men’s basketball and major fund raisers in the Athletic Department, in consultation with the Office of Advancement and the Athletic Director
-In consultation with the Athletic Director:
-Select, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches
-Manage sport budget.
-Market and promote sport program, to internal and external constituent groups.
-Develop a sport schedule.
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
-Ability to evaluate and recruit highly skilled student-athletes.
-Ability to effectively analyze and teach the fundamental skills and strategies of the sport.
-Ability to comply with all policies and regulations of the University, TBR, OVC and NCAA.
-Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
-Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
-Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs.
-Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
-Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports in a timely manner, particularly regarding athletic budget, eligibility, compliance and travel documentation.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
-Demonstrated successful experience in coaching at the collegiate, university, or professional level
-A proven record of integrity, high principles and demonstrated skill in developing and motivating student-athletes academically and athletically.
-Strong communication skills
-A background check will be required for the successful applicant.