Head Men’s Golf Coach

26 August 2020

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Country: USA
State: Indiana

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Head Men’s Golf Coach
Liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana is looking for a Head Men’s Golf Coach.

Position Overview:
The Head Men’s Golf Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the Men’s golf program. The position’s main responsibilities will be to recruit; develop and retain student-athletes; monitor academic success of student-athletes; coach and develop a highly competitive NCAA Division III Men’s golf program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and college rules and regulations.

Recruiting:
• Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics.
• Develop annual overall recruitment strategy, including strategic opportunities to increase diversity of student-athletes within the program, while generating weekly recruiting reports.
• Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually.
• Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
• Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
• Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
• Attend tournaments, visit high schools, attend practices and/or tournaments of recruits on a regular basis.
• Establish and maintain recruiting data base utilizing athletic department recruiting software.
• Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest.
• Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules.

Practice/Player Development & Match/Tournament Day Responsibilities:
• Develop and sustain a competitive program consistent with the athletic department vision.
• Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts, and competitive values.
• Prepare and execute practice sessions, golf course strategy sessions and competition plans.
• Assist in overseeing strength training and individual work outs in season.
• Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.
• Perform post tournament/match duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office.

Office Responsibilities:
• Support, monitor and track academic success and personal growth of each student-athlete for the purposes that include retention and completion.
• Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College, the HCAC and the NCAA
• Oversee the conduct of student-athletes and discipline of student-athletes as needed.
• Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the athletic department Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, conference, and Earlham regulations.
• Prepare and operate a fiscally sound program with an annual balanced budget.
• Inventory, purchase, and maintain equipment and uniforms.
• Work with the Athletics Communication’s office to aid in the promotion of the team.
• Utilize social media platforms to promote and generate interest in the Men’s Golf Program, Athletic Department and Earlham College.
• Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
• Coordinate bus and van schedules, pre and post-game meals, lodging and overnight accommodations.
• Be a presence in the office and available to assist with student-athlete needs.
Other
• Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and mature conduct as the head coach of the program.
• Positively represent Earlham to all on and off campus constituency groups, as well as in conference, regional, and national coaching associations.
• Develop annual fundraising and alumni outreach plan collaborating with the Director of Athletics and Institutional Advancement.
• Be an active member of the athletic department and administrative faculty member by attending staff meetings, other athletic department activities, including supporting other athletic programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.); and the institution (i.e. institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings).
• Assist athletic department as needed, including but not limited to, game management duties and supervision.
• Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of student-athletes.
• Understand and support the basic mission of the College.
• Teach activity courses in the Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
Previous collegiate coaching experience or demonstrated is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience is desired.
A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
Current and valid driver’s license required.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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