Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Canisius University

School: Canisius University
Position: Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

Canisius University seeks a full-time Head Coach for Men’s Basketball. Canisius is a member of the Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The head coach for men’s basketball ensures the Canisius men’s basketball program is administered with constant commitment to compliance with all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.


  • Administer and develop all aspects of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball program.
  • Identify, recruit and retain qualified student-athletes for the Canisius University basketball program.
  • Train and evaluate well-prepared student-athletes.
  • Organize and execute team and individual skill instruction for players.
  • Schedule and coordinate conditioning drills and workouts in conjunction with strength training coach.
  • Advise and monitor the academic development of student-athletes.
  • Scout opponents, prepare game plans and instruct the student-athletes on the men’s basketball program.
  • Coordinate, with the Sport Supervisor, the competition schedule for the men’s basketball program.
  • Promote the men’s basketball program to the public, assist in community relations and fundraising activities, schedule and coordinate conditioning drills and workouts in conjunction with the athletic performance staff.
  • Oversee team travel and recruiting trip arrangements.
  • Coordinate official and unofficial visits, written correspondence and telephone communications.
  • Market and direct the Canisius University men’s basketball camps.
  • Responsible for budget preparation and administration.
  • Supervise assistant coaches and/or graduate assistants.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree is preferred.
  • Coaching and playing experience is required; coaching and recruiting experience at the Division I Level is preferred.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is required.
  • Previous experience supervising, communicating with, and instructing student-athletes is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators.
  • Must have and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license with a positive driving record per the University’s insurance provider (or upon moving to NYS obtain a NYS driver’s license within NYS DMV residency guidelines after hire).
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Link: https://careers.canisius.edu/cw/en-us/job/495106?&lApplicationSubSourc
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