Graduate Assistant – Diving  – Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Job Description:

Location: 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH, USA

Assistant Coach Position (Graduate Assistant – Diving)  – Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving


Ashland University is an NCAA Division II institution that competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), one of the most highly respected NCAA Division II conferences in the country. Ashland University offers a comprehensive 23-sport athletic program. The university is located off of Interstate 71 in Ashland, Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Columbus.

Job Description

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

Candidates should be able to direct all training activities for a diving team in and out of the pool.

Applicants should be able to implement and execute a recruiting plan for divers.

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 GLIAC 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 will help supervise multiple practices and events with two teams.

Candidates will assist in plans for travel.

This position requires the ability to recruit 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

The assistant swimming and diving coach will assist the head coach in 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.

This position reports to the head swimming and diving coach and the athletic director. This position could include other duties as assigned.


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 and training in diving.

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, both in recruiting and to meets.

How to Apply

Email resume to: [email protected]

Contact Information

Kyle Walthall

phone: 419-289-5478

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