Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach provides assistance in all phases of coaching the Division II men’s and women’s cross country and track programs including; student-athlete recruitment, meet preparation, athlete evaluations, academic coordination and training and meet coaching. Also provide administrative support as assigned.
- Assist in all aspects of the student athlete development and performance of the intercollegiate cross country and track programs to include:
evaluation of student-athletes
- Instructing and supervising practices and player conditioning
- Providing appropriate leadership, direction and supervision relevant to the academic progress and personal development of student-athletes within cross country and track programs
- Creating a positive and productive environment for the student-athletes.
- Assist with the administrative functions with the intercollegiate cross country and track programs:
- Coordinating travel for team trips, recruiting and official visits.
- Monitoring academic progress of student-athletes
- Participate in promotional and public relations to advance athletic programs by:
- Representing the Department of Athletics at designated University, departmental and community functions.
- Serving in public relations capacities as needed.
- Encouraging staff and student-athletes to participate in community service activities.
- Promote the University’s core values to student’s, co-workers and university community.
- Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
- Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the head coach or director of athletics
- Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director
- Knowledge of coaching cross country and track techniques.
• Ability to motivate student-athletes.
- Leadership skills
- Ability to effectively work with collegiate student-athletes.
- Demonstrated ability to use computer programs.
- Ability to recruit student athletes.
- Valid driver’s license
- Well developed interpersonal communication skills to deal with recruits and their parents.
- Certifications in CPR and First Aid
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Collegiate cross country and track experience.
Commitment to ensure compliance with all NCAA and University rules and regulations
Must be accepted and enrolled in a Saint Leo University Master’s program, at time of employment.
Proven ability to provide mentoring and leadership to student athletes
Previous coaching experience