TITLE: HEAD MEN’S TENNIS COACH
DEPARTMENT: Athletic Department
REPORTS TO: Director Of Tennis/Athletic Director
DATE EFFECTIVE: ASAP
PRIMARY FUNCTION AND RELATIONSHIP TO TOTAL ORGANIZATION
- Responsible for teaching and instructing student-athletes in sport skills, academic achievement, spiritual growth and life skills development to support the mission of the institution. Direct oversight of recruiting, scouting, and scheduling for program. Responsibility to ensure compliance with rules and regulations of NCAA, Conference, University, Federal and State regulations.
- Assistant Coaches
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Instruct student-athletes, both during practice and competition. Evaluate athletes’ skills, and review performance records, in order to determine their fitness and potential in athletics. Organize and conduct practice sessions; arrange and conduct sports-related activities such as training camps, skill-improvement courses, clinics, and/or pre-season try-outs. Adjust coaching techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes.
- Monitor academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with the Director for Academic Services to identify and resolve issues. Strive to prevent academic eligibility problems and assist with enforcement of the mandatory study program.
- Monitor the social and spiritual development of student-athletes. Work closely with Athletic Chaplains and other University personnel to develop programs and initiatives to provide proactive guidance on social and spiritual matters and address disciplinary issues as they arise.
- Coordinate community mission and community service outreach. Work with student-athletes to identify opportunities to grow and learn the importance of giving back to community.
- Identify and develop initiatives to integrate student-athletes on campus. Work with student-athletes to teach the importance of campus engagement.
- Develop life skills program. Teaching and instruction will occur in both group settings and individually with student-athletes in areas necessary to succeed personally and professionally. Examples include time management, financial responsibility, leadership, teamwork, etc.
- Identify and recruit prospective student-athletes. Recruit prospective student-athletes, both high school and junior college, according to NCAA guidelines. Visit high schools of prospects for evaluation of academic progress. Visit prospects’ homes to familiarize the family with the mission of the University and acquaint them to the athletic program. Arrange for official visits for prospects, including travel, lodging, meeting with academic advisors, activities planned with the student host, etc. Maintain accurate recruiting records consisting of contacts with student-athletes, both in person and by telephone, and also notification of official and unofficial visits.
- Attend athletic functions as required. Speak to civic groups as required. Solicit athletic department donors through various promotional activities sponsored by the department and sports program to supplement program’s existing budget.
- Perform various administrative duties as required. Organize team travel to away contests, including mode of travel and lodging. Assist in ordering team equipment. Monitor condition of equipment and order replacements as necessary. Oversee student managers to ensure the
necessary athletic equipment is available for scheduled practices and competitive events. Assist in developing a competitive and challenging event schedule. Scout in person and review video tapes of opponents to prepare game strategy to gain competitive edge.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and adhere to applicable NCAA, Conference, University, and departmental rules and regulations. Promote the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program; to include adhering to all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, report the violation to the Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance or Director of Athletics and follow applicable procedures for reporting and
investigating violation with the NCAA.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by Athletic Director or a designated representative.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent knowledge and experience.
- Two to four years of related experience is preferred.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point is preferred.
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to make independent decisions and judgments on administrative and procedural issues.
- Ability to analyze facts to determine actions to be taken within the limits of standard practice.
- Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor in a frequently fast-paced athletic environment.
- Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
WORKING CONDITIONS/OFFICE LOCATION
- The offices are accessible by the use of a ramp. Notify Human Resources if an accommodation is required.
- The work area is appropriately illuminated and climate controlled, with normal air conditioning and heating.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
- To include but are not limited to: walking, sitting, standing, bending, stooping, twisting of upper body, and manual dexterity for operation of office machines, and equipment. Vision to include: near, far, color, depth perception and the ability to bring objects into sharp focus. Must be able to hear clearly and distinctly.
- Work schedule varies, depending on game days and times. Also, several evenings per week spent scouting and recruiting.
- National; scouting, recruiting, team travel, etc; weekly.
- Must adhere to the Code of Honor for Oral Roberts University.
If interested, please contact Director of Tennis Mark Milner at [email protected] (please include cover letter and resume)