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Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic component of the NCAA Division I women’s tennis program. Also assists in creating and implementing the general business operations of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist head coach with teaching and coaching (player development)
- Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the head coach.
- Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
- Assist with the organization, planning and implementation of daily practices.
- Direct on-court coaching responsibilities (as assigned by the head coach).
- Assist with the development and improvement of player skills. Work with individual players before and after practice, when requested.
- Teach out-of-season, individual skill sessions, staying within the NCAA regulations for individual player workouts.
- Evaluate game tapes and provide information to head coach.
- Develop and oversee conditioning and weight room activities.
Recruiting (phone calls, contacts, evaluations, emails, official and unofficial visits etc.)
- Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/Conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility.
- Assist in the identification and recruiting of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures.
- Pass the NCAA Coaches’ recruiting test annually.
- Identify and evaluate high school and talent through evaluation at games, tournaments, and video.
- Weekly phone conversations with prospects.
- Junior recruiting—Identify prospects and follow-up as requested by the head coach.
- Request transcripts from recruits and follow up with appropriate calls to registrar and high school counselors.
- Unofficial visits - Coordinate unofficial visits in keeping with appropriate NCAA regulations.
- Official visits – Coordinate official visits, including travel, the involvement of current players, arrangements for meals and entertainment. Arrange for academic meetings with faculty members and for an academic class with one of the players. Provide tours of campus.
- Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion.
Team Travel Coordination
- Coordinate air and ground transportation with authorized travel agency.
- Secure practice times and facilities on the road.
- Secure bus and van use with transportation coordinator.
- Request and distribute cash advances to players and coaches, and secure appropriate documentation/signatures.
- Coordinate all video equipment.
- Create and distribute detailed travel itineraries.
- File expense report for team in a timely manner upon return from each away trip.
- Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid.
- Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations with regard to use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
- Maintain professional growth by attendance at appropriate meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.
- Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University when requested.
- Assist in the organization of team and department awards presentations for student-athletes.
- Prepare for end-of-season team banquet, including the creation of an end-of-season video.
- Work with the head coach and equipment manager on all uniform and equipment orders.
- Create detailed team binder at the beginning of the academic year for each student-athlete to include schedules, monthly calendars, travel information, blank scouting sheets, team, training room, and travel rules, and fundraising information.
- Support program fundraising efforts through monthly newsletters, weekly emails, frequent social networking updates, and gift acknowledgment.
- Assist with fundraising efforts of the head coach.
Special Conditions of Employment:
The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
- Bachelors degree required
- At least 2 years experience either coaching or playing at the Division I or professional level
- Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations
- Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation.
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must be able to be on court for 5 hours at a time and be physically fit.
- Must have the ability to work live ball drills with student-athletes.
- Ability to communicate and relate to 17-21 year-old female student-athletes
- Organized with excellent time management skills.
- Must be passionate and excited to develop a top level program for the University of San Diego.
- Represent the University of San Diego in a professional and responsible manner.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within six weeks of employment.
- Valid drivers license within six weeks of employment
- Must be CPR/AED certified within six weeks of employment
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits