The Head Coach has the responsibility of administering and supervising all aspects of the program.
Recruitment •Negotiate scholarship offers to prospects. •Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes. •Prepare and distribute recruiting information. •Attend off-campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact when appropriate. •Make phone contact with prospective student-athletes when appropriate. •Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
Coaching •Scout future opponents by film, watching games and/or telephone reports. •Provide consultation and expert advice to head coach and team members. •Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as directed. •Teach individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season. •Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues. •Be available to coaches and players before, during and after practices, games, and events. •Be knowledgeable of the rules and fundamentals of the respective sport.
Teaching •Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.
Team Administration •Plan long and short term objectives. •Establish requirements for team members in terms of academic and athletic progress. •May serve as the academic liaison for the team. •Discipline of student-athletes. •Coordinate recruiting efforts with the Athletic Academic Services Staff. •Coordinate scholarships with the Athletic Compliance Staff. •Management of the budget if applicable. •Oversee coordination and management of team travel if applicable. •Completion of all necessary compliance documentation under the direction of the compliance office.
Campus/Community Communication •Serve as guest speaker at public events on behalf of MSU Athletics. •Recommend policies and procedures for the student-athlete handbook. •Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student-athletes. •Formulation of team and department fund-raising activities and promotional events. •Coordinate community service and MSU athletics-to-school programs under the direction of the Marketing and Promotions Office. •Administer day-to-day operations and staff of summer athletic camps and other “reach out” programs for school aged children.
Other Duties •Be knowledgeable of NCAA and OVC rules. •Planning a competitive schedule. •Assist in maintenance of the baseball field. •Other duties as assigned. •As a member of the Murray State University Athletic Department, you shall comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations as provided in the NCAA Division I Manual. If you are found in violation of NCAA regulations, you shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.
The position is open until filled.
For best consideration, please submit a completed application with required materials for the first review of resumes, which will begin on June 25, 2018.
Along with the application, the following items must be included. • Letter of application • Resume
2-3 years of collegiate coaching experience required, preferably at the Division 1 level.
Have the ability to work well with students, faculty, community and media.
Requires good interpersonal skills, organization skills, leadership skills, and good writing and presentation skills.
Will be required to pass the NCAA off campus recruiting exam.
About Murray State University
Murray State University, Ohio Valley Conference