Head Basketball Coach – University of Illinois – Full-time

School: University of Illinois
Position: Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Big Ten

Responsible for planning, development and administration of all phases of the Men’s Basketball program

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Head Coach will be responsible for the following:

  • Identify, evaluate and recruit student-athletes to the University of Illinois.
  • Responsible in all areas of team performance including pre-season, post-season training, practice and competition
  • Work closely with support staff for both peak performance of the athletes as well as their development academically and socially.
  • Oversee strength and conditioning activities, academic and medical issues.
  • Hire and supervise all assistant coaches and support staff
  • Organization, planning and conduct of safe team training, practice and conditioning activities.
  • Participate in fundraising events, community events, promotions and marketing opportunities associated with the sport.
  • Produce a quality team capable of a representative win/loss record as determined by University Administration
  • Work compatibly and cooperatively with the staff and personnel in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Represent University at national, regional, state, and local professional organization events.
  • Supervise all operations including but not limited to NCAA paperwork, scheduling, academic monitoring, travel plans, equipment, marketing and budget management.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference and institutional rules that relate to this position is required.
  • Adherence to the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Coaches Code of Conduct.



  • Bachelor’s degree in areas of sport management or related field.


  • Master’s degree in same areas of concentration.


  • Demonstrated coaching experience in planning and directing a highly skilled men’s basketball team.
  • Proven ability to select, recruit and develop highly qualified student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and staff development, financial planning, and personal relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, peers, administrative personnel, and the general public.
  • Minimum five years coaching experience.
  • High moral and ethical standards required.


  • Five years coaching at Division I level preferred
Applicant Information:

To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by March 20, 2017. Applications not submitted through link below will not be considered.  Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume.  Online application will require the names and contact information for three references.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact:  Paul Kowalczyk, Executive Associate Athletic Director, [email protected].

Interviews may take place prior to closing date, but no selection will be made until after closing date.

Starting Date:   As soon as possible following completion of search.

Link: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=77326&j
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