The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for all aspects in leading a competitive NCAA Division I men’s basketball program to include, but not limited to: coaching (practice and in-game), recruiting, fund-raising, positive encouragement towards student-athlete development, scheduling, hiring, training staff and budget management. Position requires full commitment to all NCAA, Southland Conference, and University of the Incarnate Word Athletics Department policies and procedures. The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is expected to work cooperatively with all constituencies and campus units. Position reports to the Athletic Director.
|Description of Job Duties
- Manage and direct the men’s basketball program;
- Recruit, teach and demonstrate coaching skills;
- Plan and direct athletic skill development for the basketball student-athletes;
- Develop and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former players, faculty, alumni and staff;
- Work with the Director of Athletics on the selection and scheduling of team contests;
- Manage a fiscally sound budget, as approved by Athletic Director;
- Plan and execute appropriate athletic fundraising for program;
- Monitor student-athlete academic performance and implement team, athletics department, and University measures to support their academic performance, to include monitoring class schedule;
- Cooperate with University Athletic Trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical attention and physical training services;
- Work cooperatively with athletic personnel; attend department meetings and activities;
- Represent the university positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public;
- Evaluate the performance of the assistant coaches and other program personnel;
- Commit to and strictly adhere to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the University, the Southland Conference and the NCAA;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
|Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Strong leadership skills and ability to consistently make sound administrative decisions.
- Strong budget skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Excellent oral, written communication and organizational skills; ability to remain professional and maintain composure in difficult situations.
- Must be able to identify and participate in resolution of departmental/institutional problems with continuous quality improvement as a goal.
- Ability to consistently follow the Mission of the University.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
- Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.