Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Saint Martin’s University

School: Saint Martin's University
Position: Head Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division II
Conference: GNAC
Essential Functions & Responsibilities – Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following.


  • Organize and coordinate coaching (daily, weekly, seasonal, conditioning phase and spring) based on a master plan for the program.
  • Conduct practice sessions (in whole or in component parts) to follow master plan.
  • Coach in games organize and conduct practices and communicate with staff and players in games
  • Evaluate players periodically and cumulatively (2 formal evaluation periods per year—post championship season, end of academic year and at two other seminal points in year (pre-season and early spring, informally).
  • Analyze game video for player feedback and future scouting of opponents.
  • Maintain regular correspondence with prospective student athletes.
  • Create long-term player development plans: technical, tactical and physical development of individual players over time.


  • Supervise assistant coach; to include interviewing, hiring, and training; planning assigning, and directing work. Evaluate performance; oversee discipline and addressing and resolving areas of concern.
  • Complete all travel documentation (travel list, itineraries, credit card usage, etc.)
  • Update and coordinate actual expenses with program specialist to comply with budget.
  • Develop game schedules including preseason and exhibition contests.
  • Create seasonal calendars and communicate with staff and players (practice scheduling, game schedules, required paperwork etc.).
  • Write weekly schedules for players when in season (nuts and bolts information regarding training, competition and travel).
  • Communicate regularly with department staff (compliance, sports information, program specialist, and trainer) on specific items related to their job and our programs.
  • Assisting in departmental fundraisers or community involvement projects (golf tournament, state high school tournaments, summer camps).
  • Coordinate and conducting local fundraising for program.
  • Attend staff meetings and training as directed.
  • Serve on Committees as requested (department / university, NCAA, NABC).

Student Athlete Academic Support

  • Assist student-athletes in scheduling classes (who to see, what to ask).
  • Help with ensuring NCAA progress towards degree requirements and working with student-athletes on achieving academic success and eventual graduation from SMU.
  • Counsels team members in academic and personal matters; consults with college administration for resolution of problems.


  • Maintain contact with key basketball administrators in the community and have productive relations with a variety of basketball entities in an effort to recruit prospective student athletes.
  • Evaluate players for recruitment to the University.
  • Watch recruit videos for upcoming signings and potential recruits.
  • Meet with prospective student athletes on campus (discuss academic expectations, student academic goals, NCAA compliance regulations.)
  • Communicate regularly with admissions on status of prospective student athletes.
  • Update NCAA mandated Compliance Assistant software for recruiting activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a head coach or an assistant at the NCAA D-I- II-III levels preferred, head coaching experience at the NAIA and community college level will be considered.
  • Proficient in working with word processing and electronic spreadsheets (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Must pass the NCAA D-II coach’s test.
  • Must possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Must clear background check and have a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Provide a copy of a three year driver’s abstract indicating no major moving violations on file.Must pass a driving test (driving school vehicles).


  • Demonstrated usage of a wide ranging repertoire of; knowledge, coaching and teaching methods to accomplish goals and objectives of a comprehensive men’s basketball program.
  • Develops, plans, carryout, explains, and adapts specific practice plans for the team and/or specific individual players.
  • Successful in planning, coordinating, analyzing and communicating tactics and strategies during a competitive games.
  • Effectively transmits coaching points from game matches to practice and from practices to the game matches.
  • Quickly and tactfully communicates, orally and in writing, specific target objectives for player’s improvement in the short (from game-to-game) and long term (from one season to the next) as well as skills and tactics for specific positions.
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office to complete all work product (both directed and self-directed).
  • The ability to communicate orally and via written product both basic and delicate information with precision, style and form.
  • The ability to follow through with departmental, university or outside entities with the appropriate message regarding issues affecting the baseball program at SMU.
  • Demonstrates acceptance of the department and University initiatives to support Catholic and Benedictine Mission Values.



Work is performed indoors, at sport practices or events or in an office environment. Physical demands include:

  • Move heavy objects (more than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
  • Ability to be mobile campus wide and for game traveling for appropriate athletic needs.
  • Operates a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
  • Reading, writing, speaking, hearing, standing, bending, sitting.
  • Learning and comprehending.
  • Requires visual concentration on detail.
  • Manual dexterity and precision required for performing stress and special tests, demonstrating rehabilitation exercises.
  • May often be required to deal with distraught student-athletes.
  • Must be able to concentrate on details and process complex information while experiencing frequent interruptions.
Applicant Information:

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