Washington and Lee University – Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach


Job Description: 

In collaboration with head coaches and athletic administrative staff, assistant coaches plan practices to teach, encourage and develop student athlete skills and game techniques. Responsible for developing in athletes an understanding of proper nutrition, personal health and safe strength development. Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually. Identifies and recruits athletically and academically qualified student-athletes, scouts opponents, manages team travel, organizes community service activities and maintains parent and alumni communication. Coaches will demonstrate commitment to the W&L philosophy by emphasizing academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field.

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.

Essential Functions: 

  • Coaches team members individually and in groups and demonstrates game techniques. Manages designated skill development areas or groups of positions. Develops and recommends strategy, teaches theoretical skill and position assignments.
  • Plans coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Conference and university regulations.
  • Teaches 2-3 physical education courses annually as required for student graduation criteria. Substitute teaches as needed when requested by Head Coach and Director of PE.
  • Promotes the athletics program and tennis through community events, camps and public speaking. Teaches athletic skills and development through local youth programming.
  • Mentors and advises student athletes on personal health, strength training, and nutrition.
  • Recruits quality prospective student-athletes and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
  • Ensures compliance with all Association, Conference, and University rules by athletes and supporting staff.
  • Communicates consistently with head-coaches, administration, and peers about program goals, status, and needs.
  • Schedules and manages team travel, including lodging, transportation and meal arrangements in accordance with budgetary restrictions.
  • Serves as an event manager for home contests.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree and collegiate playing experience is preferred. Must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes as well as the importance of good citizenship on and off the playing field. Role models appropriate behavior and conduct to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Strong understanding of various coaching techniques and a willingness to learn new methods of instruction. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A resume and cover letter are required. Please upload these documents when prompted on the application form. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at:

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