Head Coach - Lacrosse

Job Description

Head Coach - Lacrosse


University of Puget Sound


Job ID: 5435




Full/Part Time: Part-Time


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Staff Posting Details


Appointment: Regular, 0.9 FTE position


Position Summary: Supervise and manage the day to day operations of the women's lacrosse team, including providing tactical and skill instruction, organization of practice and competition, team selections, strength and conditioning program and handle administrative duties as necessary for the operations of the program to meet the mission and vision of the University and department.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:


Coaching / Teaching


• Provide skill and tactical instruction on an individual and team basis during training and competition and prepare team and individuals for competition

• Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate training sessions

• Conduct team tryouts and make selections. Make coaching decisions in terms of player personnel.

• Develop game strategy based on scouting reports, watching opponents and analyzing game video of opponents. Prepare scouting reports for players.

• Develop and organize strength training and conditioning program for student-athletes to utilize during the season and out of season

• Serve as mentor to student-athletes for purposes of improving athletic ability and team dynamics, providing guidance for academic and social issues

• Establish and monitor team rules

• Teach and grade varsity sport class for academic credit


Program Administration


• Plan, organize, execute, and supervise team travel including hotel accommodations, ground and air transportation, meals, etc.

• Schedule games and practices and coordinate game schedules with officiating organization, conference affiliation, and university officials

• Supervise and manage assistant coach(es) and student team manager

• Order and maintain equipment inventory (included supervision of laundry and storage needs)

• Adhere to university and department accounting practices and effectively manage sport budget

• Participate in the department planning process and develop long and short term objectives of program

• Collaborate with the Sports Information office in the collection and dissemination of information pertaining the team and student-athletes

• Collaborate with the medical and training services staff, as well as the Office of Counseling, Health and Wellness to ensure the health and welfare of the student-athletes

• Collaborate, organize and assist with the game and facilities management specific to sport

• Assist in monitoring the eligibility of student-athletes


Recruitment of Prospective Student-Athletes


• Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes

• Prepare and distribute recruiting material to prospective student-athletes

• Initiate contact and respond to inquiries of prospective student-athletes (e.g., phone calls, in person contact, home visits, electronic mail, etc.)

• Evaluate and assess the athletic and academic abilities of prospects to meet University and program academic and competitive objectives

• Collaborate with the Office of Admissions

• Coordinate on campus visits of prospects (official and unofficial visits)

• Serve as a resource to prospects in providing accurate Admissions, Financial Aid, and NCAA regulations information


Campus / Community Communications


• Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members

• Maintain effective and open communication with University faculty including providing information on potential class absences due to team travel

• Assist with the promotion of Logger Athletics with Logger Club, Office of University Relations, community clubs and organizations, local high schools, etc. (including fundraising activities)

• Assist with community service projects including summer camps


Department Assignment


Assist athletic director to advance recruitment efforts for sport programs by serving as a department liaison to the Office of Admission




• Possess a strong knowledge of the sport as well as a solid understanding of strength and conditioning elements and health and safety standards;

• Effective verbal and written communication skills;

• Strong computer and video technology skills;

• Excellent leadership, management, and problem solving skills;

• Demonstrated level of high ethical conduct;

• Understanding and adherence to institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and policies;

• Knowledge and commitment to the role of intercollegiate athletics in an academically-oriented liberal arts institution; and

• Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community


Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.


Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.


Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than June 30, 2020 to ensure consideration.


Required Documents:


• Resume

• Letter of Interest


Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.


Diversity Statement:


• We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.

• We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.

• We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.


Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/


The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply


For complete job description and application instructions, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1926830


About Puget Sound


Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.


As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA




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