The head men’s soccer coach will be responsible for all aspects of running a competitive NCAA Division III program.
The major/essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions which, are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance: •Recruiting: identifies prospective scholar-athletes qualified for admission to McMurry University; effectively communicates with prospective scholar-athletes; effectively communicates and coordinates recruitment efforts with McMurry’s Office of Admissions. •Coaching/Scholar-Athlete Experience: demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to develop sport skills, and strategies; promotes scholar-athlete welfare and provides appropriate mentoring to scholar-athletes and assistant coach in a Christ-centered setting. •Program Administration: operates within all University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA III guidelines; schedules practices; maintains inventory of equipment, uniforms, and supplies; carry out team travel according to established policies and procedures; effectively communicates within the Department and with University community on matters pertaining to the men’s soccer program. •Supervision: identifies, hires, trains and evaluates assistant coach, ensures that assistant coach adheres to all University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA III guidelines. •Build a positive culture: intentionally add value to the team, department and university culture; collaborates with colleagues, team, and University officials in order to achieve department and University goals; brings a contagious attitude and leads with positivity, optimism, and belief.
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
2. Ability to recruit outstanding scholar-athletes to a strong academic environment with a Christian mission.
3. Two to three years’ experience in coaching soccer at the college level or significant experience coaching at the high school or club level, or equivalent required and/or collegiate playing experience.
4. Ability to effectively teach and coach scholar-athletes in a Christ-centered setting.
5. A commitment to being a positive role model and leader to the team as well as an excellent communicator.
6. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
Founded in 1923, McMurry University has gained a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a liberal arts university offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. Steeped in our United Methodist tradition, our 1100 students are affected daily by our Core Values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. We boast of an outstanding faculty and staff whose goal is to maximize each student's level of achievement and to expose them to those qualities that go into making a successful life. You can also read about us in 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel.We are located on 40 acres in a quiet residential section of Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,930. Just as our university is large enough to offer excellent opportunities while avoiding the impersonal experience of a large school, Abilene is large enough to offer the amenities of a major city while retaining the safety, convenience, a...nd charm of a small town. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 safest places to live, Abilene has been an All-America City and a consistent winner in USA Today's "Make a Difference Day". Our monthly Art Walk in the restored downtown area is an exciting cultural event that has been showcased on Good Morning America as a model for downtown renewal. McMurry and Abilene are within a comfortable drive of most major cities and attractions of the Great State of Texas.