University of Virginia’s College at Wise –  Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise seeks an accomplished, energetic, and creative Head Coach to lead the men’s and women’s tennis program. UVA Wise is a four-year, public liberal arts college located in the beautiful mountains of southwestern Virginia.  A division of the University of Virginia, the College is a NCAA Division II school competing in the South Atlantic Conference. 

The Head Tennis Coach reports directly to the Athletic Director and will lead the Highland Cavalier men’s and women’s tennis teams.  The Head Coach will lead and oversee all areas of the Tennis Program including:

  • Providing leadership and vision.
  • Establishing a culture of success; belonging; accountability; and discipline.
  • Developing a network that will allow the program to recruit and retain high quality students who can be successful in the classroom, in competition, and in the community.
  • Creating an environment that promotes and expects compliance with all College, NCAA, SAC and Commonwealth policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with relevant experience. Candidates must also exhibit a thorough knowledge of the full scope of overseeing a tennis program; ability to evaluate, recruit and retain high quality student athletes that will be successful in the classroom, in the community and in competition; tennis coaching experience; a record of outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills; and ability to provide the leadership necessary to have a successful program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Collegiate coaching experience
  • An established recruiting network
  • A strong commitment to diversity and student success
  • High level of personal integrity

The Head Coach will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the tennis program, including practice preparation, competition strategy and preparation, and player management, as well as the recruitment of quality student-athletes and the identification of potential players. Administrative duties will include monitoring the tennis budget, coordinating team and staff travel, and scheduling practices and games. The Head Coach will assist the Athletic Development team with effective fundraising and community outreach. Other duties, such as planning tennis camps and monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes will be assigned by the Athletic Director. 

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence, affordable access, and unwavering support of a collaborative and diverse community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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