Reporting to the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach performs duties in compliance with NCAA, Big South and Winthrop University polices, rules and regulations to support a nationally competitive Division I volleyball program.
Job Summary: Assists Head Coach in preparing the Women’s Volleyball team to compete for Big South and NCAA Division I championships. Assists in the daily preparation and coordination of team practices, with a focus on a championship culture. Manages data analytics to assist coaching staff with opponent scouting and produces scouting reports for the team. Assists with the development of strategic game plans, including offensive and defensive strategies. Assist with operations, including team travel, recruiting, equipment, scheduling and budget. Coordinates with the coaching staff to create an enhanced learning environment for diversity, equity and inclusion. Inspires and motivates student athletes to succeed academically, athletically and professionally. Works closely with athletic trainers, academic and student services, and athletic performance staff to monitor the overall progress of student-athletes. Assists in recruiting highly skilled student-athletes, including identification through video and necessary travel throughout the country. Helps plan and participates in fundraising opportunities, alumnae events and community service activities.
At least three years of college coaching experience; previous coaching experience at the high school and/or club level; collegiate playing experience; recruiting experience; and experience counseling and advising student-athletes. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite and experience with Adobe products and ARMS or similar recruiting software.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Summary
Expert knowledge of the sport of volleyball, including offensive and defensive strategies, and coaching techniques. Knowledge of NCAA and Big South policies, rules and regulations and the ability to apply them consistently. Working knowledge of DataVolley, R Programming Language, advanced Excel skills and Power BI. Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills. Ability to demonstrate and teach sport-specific skills; work a flexible schedule and travel as needed; inspire and motivate student athletes to succeed athletically, academically and professionally; develop and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, student-athletes, parents and others; and maintain high ethical standards and cultivate an encouraging, inclusive environment.
Located in Rock Hill, S.C., the fourth largest city in the Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area, Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university offering students an education experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement. We are committed to inclusion and excellence in all aspects of operations and appreciate your interest in joining our campus community. Winthrop is ranked 6th by U.S. News & World Report among Southern public universities and in the top 15 of public and private institutions in the region.
Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers bachelor's and master's degrees through both on-campus and online programs. Our historic and scenic campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just 20 minutes south of Charlotte. Our traditions of national caliber academics, championship athletics, and student-centered achievements create a campus community that is known for its diversity, excellence, and family atmosphere.
Winthrop Athletics' mission, values and vision, including the D.R.I.V.E. acronym to represent the department's values:
We will DRIVE our organization to the future.
Diversity – We will be leaders in diversity.
Results – We will focus on obtaining measurable results.
Integrity – We will do the right thing always.
Vision – We will create the future.
Excellence – We will maintain the impossible pursuit of perfection.
Winthrop is a proud member of the Big South Conference, sponsoring 16 NCAA Division I sports.