Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Applications due 07/09/21

Job Description:

Date posted: June 30, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Head Coach is responsible to direct and oversee all aspects of the assigned NCAA Division I sport program, including but not limited to recruiting, coaching, mentoring, supporting, and developing the student-athletes under their supervision. The Head Coach is responsible for compliance with all Conference and NCAA rules and represents La Salle University to the program’s various internal and external constituents. The Head Coach has an integral role in providing a positive experience for each student-athlete and is expected to support La Salle University’s educational philosophy and the goals of the Athletic Department as a loyal, energetic, and highly visible University representative.

Essential Duties
• Teach, coach, mentor, and inspire student athletes up through graduation.
• Attend all competitions and practices and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport.
• Create a positive environment for student-athletes by communicating clearly and fairly with each student-athlete on matters that affect his/her development including academic, physical, social, spiritual and athletic issues.
• Identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division I level and who are capable of succeeding academically and graduating.
• Maintain precise records of all recruiting contacts in coordination with the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance.
• Recruit, train, and evaluate all assigned support staff within the program.
• Responsible for staying within fiscal and budgetary guidelines and maintaining expense reports for all scouting, recruiting and travel expenses.
• Coordinate and/or approve all recruiting travel for coaching staff and all on and off campus recruiting visits.
• Communicate with the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications on a regular basis on activities with public relations potential.
• Pass the NCAA test administered by the Faculty Athletics Representative to actively recruit.
• Serve as a representative of La Salle University and lead in an exemplary fashion including, but not limited to: Promote principles of sportsmanlike and ethical conduct that supports fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility among student-athletes, staff and fans; Demonstrate reasonable self-control at contests with players, opposing coaches and players, officials, and fans; Refrain from physical and verbal abuse of student-athletes, referees, or any persons associated with the Atlantic 10 Conference or the University; Accept no speaking engagement for money, endorsements, or any other outside employment at any time without prior approval of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.
• Responsible for compliance with all appropriate rules, regulations, processes, and principles including, but not limited to: All rules, regulations, and principles of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Atlantic 10 Conference and any other conference with which the University may have an affiliation; All policies and procedures of La Salle University that are applicable to employment at La Salle, the specific sport program, and to the students and athletes at La Salle, including but not limited to La Salle rules, regulations, policies, procedures, handbooks and manuals; All of the regulations of Title IX related to Athletics in the administration of all-intercollegiate athletic programs, policies, and procedures.
• Responsible for immediately reporting to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation and any other appropriate individuals or agencies sensitive issues such as: Any suspected or alleged NCAA and conference eligibility problems, rules infractions, and disciplinary actions; Any suspected or alleged violations of any city, state, or federal laws; Any suspected or alleged violations of La Salle rules, regulations, policies, procedures, handbooks and manuals; Anything that may attract press/media attention.
• Promote the general University and Athletics program including, but not limited to: Attend appropriate alumni functions and post-game gatherings; Assist in organization, follow-up and contact of alumni and friends of the University for the purpose of recruiting quality student-athletes, promoting attendance at games, and promoting the University in general; Regularly communicate with students, faculty, and administration to promote general enthusiasm for the program and attendance at games; Be involved in the total athletic program of the University, including attendance at coaches meeting and support of department goals and objectives.

Secondary Responsibilities
• Participate actively in professional organizations through attendance at conferences, clinics, and conventions as authorized by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation or designee in order to maintain awareness and understanding of current developments within all areas of responsibility.
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Senior Associate Athletic Director, or other designee.

How to Apply

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Contact Information

Ed LeFurge

phone: 732-600-6552