The program of Intercollegiate Athletics is organized and conducted as an integral part of the total educational program of the University. Academic excellence and athletic accomplishments go hand in hand at Sacramento State. There are three separate and unique missions in this program: to contribute to the educational objectives of the University; to provide a healthy, competitive athletic experience to individual student-athletes; to serve as a public relations vehicle within the community.
Sacramento State has made a strong commitment to the achievement of national excellence at the NCAA Division I level. It also is committed to maintaining an equitable program between men and women. Intercollegiate Athletics are members of the Big Sky, Big West, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and American Athletic Conferences.
The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Head Coach reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. Duties include: •Manage all aspects of recruitment and roster size (including prospective student-athlete official visits, coaches recruiting travel, recruiting weekends, and overall recruiting coordination) in accordance with NCAA, Conferences and California State University, Sacramento rules and regulations. •Manage the team’s budget including team travel, scholarships, recruiting travel and operational expenses. •Identify effective fundraising strategies and coordinate fundraising efforts in accordance with the strategic plan for the program, Department of Athletics and the University. •Recruit academically and athletically qualified, full-time student-athletes to participate in the program. •Plan, organize and facilitate the on-going development of practices, competitions and the athletic programming/activities of the program in order to build a cohesive and competitive program. •Teach and lead student-athletes including a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, academically selective student population. •Work with equipment manager and apparel specialist on the budget planning, ordering, and distribution of track & field equipment. •Promote student development activities that include team bonding and study program in support of academic progress and graduation of student-athletes. •Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, in accordance with NCAA, Conferences, and California State University, Sacramento rules and regulations.
1. Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited institution of higher education; 2. 2-5 years of progressive and successful experience coaching Track and Field/Cross Country at the collegiate level; 3. Knowledge of NCAA Rules and regulations; 4. Experience in managing budgets; 5. Proven ability to establish good rapport and effective working relationships with student-athletes, administrators, faculty, staff and the community; 6. Sound judgement, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality; 7. Knowledge of Track and Field skills, strategies, and teaching progressions; 8. Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record at the time of appointment. Before operating a vehicle on state business, the applicant must complete and sign the University’s vehicle use agreement; 9. Ability to work during normal business hours, evenings, and weekends.
1. Master’s Degree; 2. Successful head coaching experience in Track & Field/Cross Country at the NCAA Division I or NCAA Division II level; 3. Demonstrated success in recruiting student-athletes capable of achieving academic and athletic success at the NCAADivision I level; 4. Experience or knowledge of recruiting in California and/or the Sacramento area; 5. Experience generating external funds; 6. Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task and be resourceful and flexible; 7. Evidence of a strong commitment to student-athlete welfare and diversity.