The Head Men’s Basketball Coach will report directly to the Director of Athletics. The Head Men’s Basketball Coach will be a positive, energetic leader with the ability to teach, motivate and recruit student-athletes. The Head Coach is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a NCAA Division I men’s basketball program including, but not limited to, managing day-to-day operations; recruiting academically and athletically qualified student athletes; practice and game day preparation and coaching; budget management; hiring and supervising assistant coaches; assisting with fund raising and adherence to NCAA, Mountain West Conference and University rules; and developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and boosters while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University community.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1.Coaching and recruiting:
– Prepare and implement practices and game day coaching strategies.
– Promote an environment that fosters individual and team development.
– Evaluate and recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes who can be successful in an academic environment and will contribute athletically.
2.Academics and compliance:
– Create and reinforce an environment of academic achievement, expectations and success that supports and encourages academic progress and graduation.
– Monitor the academic progress of student athletes.
– Operate the sport program with integrity and within the scope and intent of NCAA, conference, department and university regulations.
– Solicits gifts and cultivates relationships with donors and prospects on a regular basis in accordance with the department’s fund raising goals and strategic plan.
4.Staff supervision and budget management:
– Hire, train, evaluate, supervise and mentor assistant coaches and support staff.
– Manage designated resources within budgeted allocations, according to university and department procedures and in a responsible manner.
– Comply with all Mountain West Conference and department policies that relate to travel and budget.
– Foster positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and boosters while interacting successfully with department personnel and the university community.
– Proactively engage in local and regional group meetings and organizations. Seek out public speaking engagements as often as possible to promote the program and university.
– Ensure all public statements are complimentary to the athletics program and the university.
6.Communications, role model and sportsmanship:
– Maintain an effective channel and level of communication and follow through, emphasizing relationships with sport administrators and support services.
– Be a professional representative of SJSU and a role model for the student athletes, the department and community.
– Foster a positive environment that encourages and supports sportsmanship.
This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.