The head coach is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the men’s basketball program and reports to the Athletic Director. The head coach is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the program, maintaining an exemplary student-athlete concept, and the personal development of the student-athletes. The head coach should model the NAIA Champions of Character & OLLU’s core values and follow all rules and regulations pertaining to the NAIA, Red River Athletic Conference and OLLU. –
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
- Instill the core values of OLLU and the NAIA into every aspect of the program.
- Know and comply with the rules and regulations of the Red River Athletic Conference, the NAIA, and OLLU.
- Foster disciplined and sportsmanlike behavior; establish and oversee penalties for breach of competitive values by individual students.
- Exercise good judgement in projecting positive coaching behavior. Is responsible for the team’s conduct during practice, travel, and competition.
- Strive to build good sportsmanship values and develop good public relations in the university and the community.
- Meet enrollment goals for the program as established annually by the athletic director.
- Recruit, retain, and graduate scholarly athletes in the program in accordance with goals set by the athletic director.
- Develop a competitive team that can attract talented, scholar athletes.
- Initiate a conditioning program that supports minimizing injuries.
- Keep abreast of new developments, innovative ideas, and techniques by attendance at clinics, workshops and reviewing current publications.
- Keep practice periods for the sport within the confines set by the athletic director and with due consideration to the coaching staff and welfare of participants.
- Maintains responsibility for the program budget and complies with institutional policies regarding purchase orders, scholarships, and other internal controls.
- Works closely with women’s basketball staff and the athletic director in scheduling athletic contests and sharing travel costs when possible.
- Supervise assistant coaches to maximize the benefit of the program.
- Prepares and submits to the director a budget for the sport which is cost-effective and administratively efficient.
- Assists the Faculty Athletics Representative and Athletics Director in preparing eligibility documentation.
- Support vibrancy by engaging student-athletes in supporting other programming in Athletics and Student Affairs.
- In charge of the recruitment of all student-athletes in the program, acts as a liaison with the admissions and financial department during the recruiting process.
- Promotes the sport by prompt and accurate score reporting to the local media, in conjunction with the SID.
- Participates in fundraising as coordinated by the athletic director and the advancement office.
- Assists in special events and tournaments, championships, fundraisers, and/or clinics to include, but not limited to, one major fundraiser per year and one camp or clinic per year related to basketball.
- Attends staff development meetings, clinics and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.
- Writes an annual report at the end of the season evaluating the program with recommendations for improvements.
- Adhere to university policies, state and federal laws concerning Title IX, HIPPA and FERPA.
- Maintain inventory at the beginning and end of academic year to be submitted to the AD.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Display knowledge of coaching techniques, conditioning, and injury prevention.
- Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to instill discipline in a diverse population of students and mentor and motivate them towards success as scholarly athletes.
- Ability to organize and document large competitions and camps and communicate expectations clearly.
- Interpersonal skills to support professional relationships with officials, coaches, parents, media, and the public.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other departments on campus.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Three years of college or national level federation coaching experience in the assigned sport.
- Valid driver’s license required