Dickinson College –  Head Tennis Coach

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Posted: 14-May-24
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Type: Full-time
Categories: Coaching | Coaching – Tennis
Sector: Professional Sports

The head coach of men’s and women’s tennis is responsible for the administration of all areas related to the operation of our Division III tennis program. They are responsible for building and maintaining a roster which will be competitive in the Centennial Conference. This position is responsible for recruiting and developing talented student-athletes who understand and embrace the balance between academics and athletics. The position is responsible for organizing and implementing challenging practice sessions that will maximize the opportunity for players to enhance their skill level and match strategies. The position is also responsible for scheduling matches and program activities, and the organizational and fiscal management of the program.

Essential Functions:

Educate and develop student-athletes to prepare them for success within the tennis program, classroom, and community. Plan and implement valuable learning experiences where student-athletes are challenged to excel both in the classroom and within tennis program. Implement periodic check-ins/meetings with student-athletes to support their academic pursuits and their navigation of the student-athlete experience. Prepare workout/practice sessions and coaching strategies that will maximize performance opportunities for the student-athletes participating in the program. Conduct team building activities to create and sustain a strong team culture. Recruit qualified and talented student-athletes to Dickinson through attending camps, showcases, matches, the use of recruiting services, etc. Initiate and maintain communication with prospective recruits through letters, email, telephone calls, social media, and hosting/coordinating on-campus visits based on NCAA compliance standards and regulations. Work closely with the admissions staff to determine those student-athletes who will be the best fit for your program as well as the institution. Management of operational/administrative functions. Oversees the fiscal/budgetary components for the men’s and women’s tennis program. Schedule all practices and competitive events. Organizes team travel, meals, and overnight accommodations. Participate in the purchase and oversight of team equipment/gear. In collaboration with the Athletic Director, hire an assistant coach to assist with program operations. Work closely with College Advancement in creating fund raising strategies/opportunities for the program. Establish and maintain relationships with alumni athletes and parents of current team members through telephone communication, emails, social media, and creating/attending alumni events. Assist in raising funds for the athletic department through involvement in the McAndrew’s Fund annual golf outing, and the Run for Steph 5K race. Plan and implement community programming such as clinics, camps and service opportunities.

Education Requirements:
Required: 
Bachelor’s degree
Preferred: Master’s degree

Must have a Valid Driver’s License
5-8 years Work Experience

Any questions regarding this position please reach out to Joel Quattrone at [email protected]

Please note application review will begin on Monday, June 3rd.

About Dickinson College

Dickinson is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

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