Under general direction, is responsible to assist with the management of a competitive NCAA Division I athletic program; assists with conditioning, practices, recruiting, travel arrangements.
Assists head coach in running team practices; oversees practices; provides group and one-on-one instruction; assists in player development; remains informed on student athlete's academic progress.
Performs recruiting related activities: contacts high school players through written or verbal means of communication; travels to various high schools to scout games; assesses the skills and abilities of potential student athletes; provides feedback to head coach.
Makes travel arrangements for the team and coaching staff for games played at other institutions; schedules departure and arrival times; makes reservations for hotel accommodations; provides information to visiting coaches.
Assists in overseeing the conditioning and weight training program; ensures student athletes' progress and adherence to the activities which comprise the program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of a specific sport's concepts/strategies and NCAA rules and regulations
Knowledge of physical conditioning techniques and weight training
Knowledge of basic statistics
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Leadership and motivational skills
Ability to assess athletic talent
Ability to serve as a positive role model
Bachelors degree; supplemented with two (2) years of playing/coaching experience on the high school, collegiate, or professional level.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.