The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach by providing effective leadership and day-to-day administration for the sport while fostering skill development and teamwork among student athletes.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Providing instruction, mentoring and guidance to student athletes to allow them to develop their athletic skills and abilities to maximum potential.
- Assisting the Head Coach in evaluating athletic ability and performance.
- Providing assistance in scheduling and organizing games and providing coaching during these games.
- Assuring that equipment and practice plans are prepared in advance of practice sessions.
- Assisting in making travel, meal and lodging arrangements for team members during 'away' games.
- Coordinating practice schedules as requested.
- Providing assistance to the Head Coach in the recruitment of new student athletes by identifying and maintaining contact with promising student athletes and helping to coordinate recruitment trips.
The Assistant Coach must have a thorough knowledge and conscientious adherence to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Centennial Conference, Title IX and equal opportunity regulations, FERPA, and all applicable College policies and practices.
The Assistant Coach must cooperate with Health Services and Athletic Trainers to assure injured athletes receive proper treatment and understands that all medical decisions related to a student athlete's health and well being is the responsibility of the team physician and Certified Athletic Trainers and all final decisions regarding participation in practice and games lies with the medical staff. All known medical history related to injury or illness must be reported to the medical staff.
Regular attendance at games, practices and meetings is required.
Minimum High School degree with significant prior experience; Bachelors degree preferred
Previous coaching and/or basketball experience
Superior verbal and written communication
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team relationships with diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, public and the media
Demonstrated commitment to all facets of student athlete welfare including academic success
Genuine commitment to gender equity and equal opportunity in the athletics and recreation programs and an understanding of the profile of a highly selective liberal arts college
Availability must include morning or evening practices each week and for games that would take place during evening and weekend hours
The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential
Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors.
About Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) is a residential college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
F&M is among an elite group of liberal arts colleges that maintain exceptional academic standards while also competing in Division III athletics at a highly successful level. The College's distinct perspective on intercollegiate athletics emerges from both the historic mission of educational excellence and also from a deep commitment to the holistic development of students. F&M regards its coaches as educators first and is committed to providing the resources necessary to help them be th...e best teachers, mentors and leaders they can be for students. The athletic experience is a framework for helping students maximize learning and success in all aspects of college life and beyond. F&M competes in NCAA Division III for all varsity sports except wrestling, which is Division I, and men's and women's squash, which are non-divisional. The F&M Diplomats is a member of the Centennial Conference and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA).
The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.