Ashland University – Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Job Description:

Date posted: July 1, 2021

Location: 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH, USA

Candidates must be able to teach proper technique and skill development in various aspects of swimming. Candidates should have a complete and thorough understanding of the sport and be able to instruct student-athletes in small group and one-on-one settings.

Applicants should be well versed and able to instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts and team building exercises, team development techniques and safety.

A thorough understanding of NCAA and GMAC rules and regulations is required. The assistant coach must adhere to these rules and help ensure that the program is in compliance with all rules, regulations and guidelines. The ability to articulate these to student-athletes is also required.

An understanding of Ashland University’s mission and goals is required. Applicants must have the ability to explain these to student-athletes.

This position reports to the head swimming and diving coach and the athletic director. This position could include other duties including event management and representing the athletic department at various functions.

Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Supervising multiple practices and events with both men’s and women’s teams

-Organizing plans for travel

-Coordinating the recruitment of potential student-athletes. The assistant swimming and diving coach will be required to recruit off campus and be involved in on-campus visits. The position will assist the head coach in developing the overall recruiting plan

-Monitoring academic progress of all student-athletes on the team and working with various constituencies across campus to ensure that student-athletes receive the proper academic counseling and assistance.

-Assisting the head coach with running fundraising campaigns

Requirements of this position: 

A bachelor’s degree is required.

Candidates should be Life Guard, CPR, AED and First Aid certified or able to attain certification upon employment.

Candidates must have the ability to successfully impart knowledge on various training techniques and strokes in swimming.

Previous coaching and/or swimming experience on the college level is highly desired.

The ability to identify and recruit student-athletes is required.

This position requires well-developed communication skills, as well as strong time management and organizational skills.

The ability to work weekends and evenings is required. This position requires extensive travel in recruiting, winter training, and to meets.

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