This position will report to the Athletic Director. The Head Coach is expected to run a competitive program, develop character and graduate the student-athletes in their program. The Head Coach will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining the appropriate number of student-athletes for their program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit and Graduate student-athletes
Coach/Teach Athletes (prepare practice schedules and oversee day to day activities)
Maintain a competitive and successful program
Monitor student-athlete academic work and progress toward a degree
Maintain appropriate roster size through retention and recruiting (Approximate Squad Size of 24)
Comply with ASC/NCAA rules and regulations and support NCAA DIII / ASC Philosophy and Mission
Schedule contests and plan travel
Oversee the budget (maintain & stay within)
Supervise assistant coaches
Coordinate fundraising with Advancement to promote Ozarks athletics
Manage the work-study program for your sport
Represent the University at ASC/NCAA meetings and conferences, as necessary
Game-day responsibilities: prepare courts, secure officials, game-day personnel, etc.
Assist with other sports game-day activities, as assigned
Promote your program (on campus, in the community, outside the community – speeches to local organizations, player volunteer work, camps, etc.)
Attain/Maintain CPR/AED certification
Assist with playoffs (if hosting)
Professional Development – annually attend clinics or do other things to better your coaching ability
Represent the University on and off the field in a positive fashion. Maintain appropriate relationships and communicate appropriately with Alumni, SA’s, Team, Coaching Staff, Community, and ASC.
Depending upon the institution’s needs, head coaches may be assigned to teach courses as mutually agreed upon between the Athletic Director and the appropriate Division Chair.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
Utilize Smartcourt technology.
Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
Experience working with Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, Powerpoint
Enjoy working with college students
Work evenings and weekends as required.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree, Playing and/or coaching experience
Preferred: Master’s Degree and coaching at collegiate level
University of the Ozarks reserves the right to consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience necessary to perform successfully the major duties and responsibilities of the position.
Send a letter of interest, résumé, and three to five professional references to:
Mail: Director of Human Resources, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830
Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration.
Start date: ASAP
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 870 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.