Head Coach – Swimming

Job Description:

Date posted: June 6, 2022

Location: 316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV, USA

Responsible for fulfilling all position specific requirements to create a viable NCAA D-II swimming program.  Must be able to travel out of town for extended time periods and have the ability to work extended hours, such as evenings and weekends. Requirements include a valid, current driver’s license; NCAA Compliance Certification; and First Aid, CPR and AED certification.  Proficient in using recruiting software program Front Rush.

Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum Experience Level Required Three years’ experience as a collegiate assistant coach.  Experience as a head coach and player is preferred.
Physical Demands Required Required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use hands to handle and feel objects; lift and / or move up to 50lbs; reach with hands and arms, climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and / or move up to 100lbs; have vision abilities that include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and moderate noise level that can be loud depending on the circumstances.
Compliance Responsibilities Required Required to ensure NCAA, conference and University policies and mandated requirements are correctly interpreted and met and documentation is maintained per policies and procedures; maintain qualifications and certification(s) and complete required annual training.
Other Required to have a valid driver’s license; NCAA Rules Compliance Certification; and First Aid, CPR, AED certification.
Key Accountability Coaching
Job Duties Trains and prepares student athletes.  Teaches sport-specific skills, tactics and philosophy; schedules and directs practices; conducts sport-specific physical training and conditioning for student athletes both in and off season.  Ensures athletes are making satisfactory academic progress; works with the Faculty Academic Representative, the Academic Coordinator and Registrar to monitor athlete’s grades; establishes and coordinates study halls; provides mentors and tutors as needed; and ensures all student athletes are academically eligible per NCAA and conference requirements and entered correctly into the NCAA Compliance Program; and maintains regular office consultation hours. Other duties as assigned.
Performance Standards ●      Able to perform duties with minimal supervision.

●      Ability to take and give direction

●      Can coach athletes regardless of performance level.

●      Helps athletes use their talents to achieve key goals.

●      Ability to recognize athletes’ potential and works to build on it.

●      Supports athletes going outside of their comfort zone.

●      Encourages repeating and building upon areas of strength.

●      Suggests methods to improve performance.

●      Models success behaviors, a positive work manner and constant self-improvement.

Key Accountability Graduate Assistant (GA) Supervision
Job Duties Responsible for overseeing GA’s.  Includes hiring, training, directing, monitoring and performance feedback.  Other duties as assigned.
Performance Standards ●      Gives feedback, instruction and encouragement.

●      Sets standards for professional behavior.

●      Creates a positive work environment.

●      Communicates what is expected and holds others accountable.

●      Ensures there are resources to complete work assignments.

●      Builds rapport by listening, talking and encouraging others.

●      Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team.

●      Manages staff in a way that improves their ability to succeed.

●      Coordinates ideas and resources to meet goals.

Key Accountability Scouting and Recruiting
Job Duties Accountable for scouting and recruiting of future student athletes.  Includes following all NCAA, conference and University regulations and guidelines; assessing athletic talent and academic performance of potential student athletes; determining who meets the athletic requirements and University academic standards; and coordinating scholarships per the University’s approved model.  Other duties as assigned.
Performance Standards ●      Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.

●      Able to communicate the University’s mission, vision and values.

●      Maintains an approachable, professional demeanor.

●      Builds rapport by listening, talking and encouraging others.

●      Capitalizes on formal and informal networks to meet a goal.

●      Displays passion and dedication for the University.

●      Articulate and outgoing.

●      Proficient (or ability to become proficient) with recruiting software.

General Support
Supports the sport’s program.  This includes representing the University in all sport specific activities; assisting the Sports Information Director in the organization of sports information materials such as media guides, press releases and community public relations programs; assists with program budgets; purchases uniforms and equipment; coordinates pre-season medical exams for student athletes; scout’s opponents and prepares game plans; establishes itineraries and makes travel arrangements.  Other duties as assigned.
●      Displays a positive demeanor.

●      Capable of prioritizing needs with deadlines.

●      Ability to relate to others in a professional, positive manner.

●      Promotes events / activities.

How to Apply

Apply directly via the Wheeling University Careers Page 

Contact Information

316 Washington Ave