Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Manchester University

School: Manchester University
Position: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: HCAC

The Men’s Basketball head coach is responsible leading a successful Men’s Basketball program at Manchester University.  This will include managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The Men’s Basketball head coach is also responsible for fundraising for the Men’s Basketball program and instructing physical ESAT up to six hours per academic year based on other duties assigned.  The Men’s Basketball head coach will manage a staff of assistant Men’s Basketball coaches.

Essential job functions:

  • Eligibility, including:
    • Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year.
    • Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season.
      • Works with the Student Success Center to coordinate support for student-athletes.
    • Recruiting, including:
      • Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
      • Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors.
      • Provide an annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison.
      • Report on the recruitment plan.
    • Retention, including:
      • Work with the Athletic Director to establish retention programs and retention rates for the Men’s Basketball program.
      • Maintain satisfactory retention rate for Men’s Basketball program.
      • Track retention rates within the Men’s Basketball program.
        • Benchmark internally, within the University, and externally, with other NCAA Division III schools.
      • Report on retention progress for the Men’s Basketball program.
    • Budget, including:
      • Prepares the initial budget request.
      • Orders equipment through established procedures.
      • Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
      • Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment.  Arranges for equipment repair.
    • Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:
      • Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.
      • Organizes and conducts practice sessions.
      • Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
      • Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
      • Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
      • Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
      • Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
      • Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule.
      • Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
      • Recommends student-athletes for awards.
      • Evaluates assistant coaches yearly and recommends any changes to Director of Athletics.
      • Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
      • Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
      • Complete reports as required in for the athletic department.
    • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five years coaching experience preferred.
  • Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete.
  • Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site).
  • Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.
  • Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
  • Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.

General information:  Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master’s programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University Pharmacy Program, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work schedule:  This is a full-time, exempt position.  This is a twelve (12) month position.  Travel is required and includes flexible work hours, especially in-season.  M-F with weekends required.

What we offer:  We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.




Applicant Information:

To apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

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