Head Men’s Basketball Coach – American University

School: American University
Position: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Patriot League

Responsible for directing and managing all phases of the men’s basketball program within rules established by the NCAA. This position works under general supervision.

Essential Functions

  1. Responsible for the preparation and execution of practices and preparation for game competition in order to develop a competitive team. Responsible for providing leadership to assistant coach and players concerning tactical and technical strategies.
  2. Responsible for directing all recruiting efforts of program including identifying needs each year and identifying potential student athletes to fill needs in order to attract quality players to the program. Responsible for program’s operation within NCAA rules. Responsible for working with compliance office to communicate with Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. Handle scouting opponents – Analyze statistics, strategies and personnel with coaching staff and team to formulate a clear game plan to be conveyed to student-athletes.
  3. Assist academic counselors to monitor student athletes progress in classwork to ensure academic progress and degree completion. Establish fundamental importance of academic success and its positive/integral relationship with success of the men’s basketball program.
  4. Perform duties in conjunction with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations as it relates to publicity, fundraising, and alumni relations for both men’s basketball program and athletic department as a whole in order to promote the team and the university.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervises First Assistant Basketball Coach (727), Second Assistant Coach Basketball (698), Third Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach (3806), Men’s Basketball Intern (3776).

Work Environment

  • Travel locally, regionally and nationally for competition and potentially internationally for recruiting. After hours and weekend work frequently required to attend games and related athletic events.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-Time
  • Non-Exempt
  • Division Leader C

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree.
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Link: https://careers.american.edu/Staff/job/WASHINGTON-Head-Basketball-Coac
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