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Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
Summary
Title:Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
ID:1225
Department:Athletics
Description

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Vice President and Athletic Director, the Head Women’s Soccer Coach will provide support and assistance with all aspects of the intercollegiate women’s soccer program. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach will work to provide optimal playing conditions for LaGrange College women’s soccer student-athletes which will include activities such as supervision of the soccer field, locker rooms, office spaces, concession stand and the maintenance and security of all soccer related equipment and supplies. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach will provide information and evaluations regarding recruits, roster development, budget reports, game personnel and staff. The Head Coach is to provide strategic leadership in support of the program’s goals in alignment with the College’s mission, vision and strategic plan; to abide by the rules and regulations established by LaGrange College and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). The Head Coach will supervise and mentor graduate assistant; develop and manage operating budgets for the program; and participates in appropriate fund-raising activities.

Job Duties (but not limited to):

  • Ensures that the Women’s Soccer program supports the mission and vision of LaGrange College;
  • Ensures the development of a quality, competitive soccer team and the educational goals and academic success of student-athletes through strategic  management of the personnel, budgetary, facility, and equipment resources available to the Women’s Soccer program; development of policies and procedures designed to assure achievement of goals and objectives; and continuous evaluation of individual and unit performance to achieve them;
  • Ensures compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and athletic conference rules and regulations, particularly those regarding financial aid and student eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics; provides leadership in the recruitment effort for the Women’s Soccer program and provides guidance and/or policies to staff regarding these rules and regulations;
  • Supports the personal development and academic goals of student-athletes by establishing a philosophy and environment conducive to both, maintaining accessibility for student-athletes whether for athletic or academic matters, providing opportunities for academic assistance to student-athletes if required, and monitoring the academic progress of participating student-athletes;
  • Advises the Athletic Director on issues relating to the Women’s Soccer program, its trends, problems and other pertinent matters by making reports, recommendations, presentations and findings, and preparing other correspondence as required or directed;
  • Manages the Women’s Soccer budget by planning and developing an annual budget for the program which includes equipment purchases, officiating cost, or any other related resource needs;
  • Develops and maintains a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with area high school coaches, two-year college coaches and parents to recruit quality student-athletes to LaGrange College;
  • Works to encourage the development of psychological, social, and mental skills necessary for the student-athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the field, and in future endeavors;
  • Works with Admissions to expedite the registration, admission, and other administrative processing of all student-athletes;
  • Develops practice plans, position assignments, game strategies, individual workouts and strength and conditioning needs for various student-athletes;
  • Serves as a role model for student-athletes by exhibiting ethical and professional conduct at all times;
  • Provides oversight of athletes and residing in campus housing; reports damage(s), needed maintenance, security issues, etc. to Athletic Director, Director of Housing, Security, and National Maintenance Services;
  • Represents and promotes LaGrange College at various civic, community, speaking, fundraising and marketing events;
  • Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors or other employees;
  • Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur;
  • Assists in all aspects of soccer camps held at LaGrange College;
  • Oversees Women’s Soccer work study students by providing them with responsibilities and maintaining hours;
  • Contributes to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Athletics Director.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Position involves both sedentary work and work on the field in coaching and training situations with student-athletes

Demonstration of appropriate soccer skills may involve strained muscles or orthopedic related injuries

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree along with coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level are required. Experience competing at the collegiate level is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to evaluate physical performance related to an inter-collegiate soccer program

Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student-athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, civic and business leaders

Ability to work as a support individual within a group setting

Ability to provide effective leadership to student-athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance

Ability to work a flexible schedule (i.e., evenings, weekends)

Current training in First-Aid and CPR

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