University of the Incarnate Word – Head Women’s Tennis Coach


UIW Mission: University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary: The Head Women’s Tennis Coach is responsible for all aspects in leading a competitive NCAA Division I women’s tennis program to include, but not limited to: coaching (practice and in-game), recruiting, fund-raising, positive encouragement towards student-athlete development, scheduling, and hiring staff. The successful candidate must be fully committed to all NCAA, Southland Conference, and University of the Incarnate Word Athletics Department policies and procedures, and will be expected to work cooperatively with all constituencies and campus units.

This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you, as the employee, to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coach student-athletes during matches and practices and elevate student performance over time.
  • Evaluate talent locally, nationally, and internationally, and recruit student-athletes to UIW.
  • Collaborate with various levels of University personnel including athletic administration, tennis staff and faculty as appropriate.
  • Build strong relationships with the local tennis community, donors, alumni, and former student-athletes.
  • Hire and manage Women’s Tennis Graduate Assistant Coach.
  • Manage operations and logistics for the team to include budget, travel, scheduling competitions, managing umpires, arranging team meals, academic affairs, student-athlete welfare and development.
  • May serve as a part-time adjunct professor in the sport management or health education program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must exhibit leadership and professional behavior in dealing with student-athletes.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to support and assist other employees.
  • Ability to coach a successful tennis team at the college level.
  • Successfully recruit college-level academically and athletically prepared student-athletes.
  • Ability to manage the myriad of on-going responsibilities within a competitive college tennis program, including effectively managing budget, travel, staffing, and parent communications.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA academic and compliance regulations.
  • Ability to build and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former student-athletes, faculty, alumni, staff, and San Antonio tennis community.
  • 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.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Required Work Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of High School or University coaching experience required.

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations: Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable with UIW’s insurance carrier.

Work Hours: Typical Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional extended hours/weekends to meet departmental needs.

Physical Demands: Typical for tennis coach

Job Type: Full Time

Desired Start Date: 07/17/2023

Reports to: Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Salary: $50,000-$55,000

Open Date: 06/16/2023

EOE: UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

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