Eastern Illinois University –  Assistant Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach


Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Tennis Coach. The Assistant Tennis Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of M/W Tennis in the management and administration of all phases of varsity intercollegiate men’s and women’s tennis programs and teams, within the guidelines, rules and regulations of the University, Conference and the NCAA.

The Assistant Tennis Coach assists the Director of M/W Tennis in the following:

  • Support the Mission and Core Values of the Department
  • Recruit individuals who have exhibited high potential to perform according to Department, Conference and NCAA standards
  • Reinforce academic achievement and graduation as our top priority
  • Use Departmental resources for education, interpretation and advice
  • Responsible for full compliance with University, Department and NCAA regulations
  • Diligent in their preparation to compete aggressively to win championships
  • Collaborate on development of a responsible budget for their sport
  • Responsible for the efficient use of all Department resources
  • Collaborate with Athletic and University support units to ensure Student-Athlete health, safety and well-being
  • Understand that the logo is always on as they model professional behavior
  • Committed to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning
  • Fully-engaged in supporting community service activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Preferred (2) or more years of Division 1 coaching or playing experience or equivalent. Must have extensive knowledge of the sport of Tennis. Ability to recruit, develop and retain quality Tennis student-athletes. Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to the academic success of the student-athlete. Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the athletic department. Strong commitment to the University, OVC and NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity are required.
  • A complete file consists of a letter of application, resume, and names, phone numbers, emails of three
  • (3) professional references. Please submit application materials on Interfolio via http://apply.interfolio.com/147254.
  • Questions about the search process should be directed to Rich Moser, search committee chair at [email protected].

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community:  Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas — Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer  minority/female/disability/veteran committed to  achieving a diverse community.

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