Job Title: Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Department: Athletics
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Athletics


All positions in the Department of Athletics are responsible to help student-athletes fulfill the stated missions of Southwest Baptist University and the Department of Athletics.

Essential Job Duties

  • Recruits student-athletes
  • Provides sport-specific instruction during practices
  • Coaches student-athletes during scheduled games and / or contests
  • Serves as primary contact for scheduling games
  • Ensures a balanced budget
  • Monitors academic progress of student-athletes
  • Makes travel arrangements for program
  • Work to achieve and maintain roster goals set for by the Director of Athletics
  • Complies with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, GLVC, and SBU
  • Assists in activities hosted by SBU to facilitate recruitment
  • Works in cooperation with department members to strengthen all sports programs
  • Regular attendance and punctuality  
  • Sets an example of a Christian lifestyle for students, staff and faculty
  • Commitment and adherence to Southwest Baptist University’s Principles and Expectations
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Supervisory Responsibility

The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach supervises the GAs and student-workers assigned to the program.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules
  • Master’s Degree
  • Coaching experience

Work Environment

  • Must be able to work in typical office and athletics environment.  
  • Must be available for frequent travel during season and recruiting times.  Night and weekend work required.
  • Must be able to work during crowd noise and loud game environments
  • Must be able to work outdoors
  • Must be able to travel long distances by plane, train, or automobile.
  • Must be able to interact and instruct team members in drills, play formation, and game preparation.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently.

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to operate and / or maneuver equipment used for the daily training of student-athletes in the sport of tennis.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as a personal computer, photocopies, printer, etc.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and hold a valid Missouri Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, work in varying temperatures and sit and stand for long periods of time.  


* This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

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