Head Men and Women’s Swimming/Diving Coach

Job Description:

Date posted: September 20, 2023

Location: 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH, USA

Position Information 

Position Title Head Coaching Position – Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Job Description
Ashland University is an NCAA Division II institution that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). Ashland University offers a comprehensive 24-sport athletic program. The university is located off of Interstate 71 in Ashland, Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Columbus.
  • 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 head coach must adhere to these rules and 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.
  • The head coach will supervise and direct the men’s and women’s teams. This will include supervision at multiple practices and events with two teams. Candidates will be responsible for monitoring the swimming budget. All plans for travel and equipment purchase also fall under the responsibility of the head coach.
  • This position requires the ability to recruit potential student-athletes. The head coach is responsible for meeting all Ashland University roster requirements.
  • The head coach is responsible for 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.
  • All practice and meet preparation falls under the direction of the head coach. The head coach is responsible for the setting up the game-day staff for meets and working with the sports marketing director to ensure that the game day environment adheres to GMAC and NCAA regulations.
  • The head coach will direct and finalize all scouting responsibilities.
  • The head coach will direct and evaluate all assistant coaches.
  • It is desirable if the head coach can direct and supervise summer camps and clinics.
  • The head coach will work with Ashland University’s Recreation Services staff in oversight of the pool area and with events that occur at that facility.
  • This position could require other assignments as assigned by the athletic director. These could include fundraising, game management and representing the athletic department at various functions.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Candidates should be Life Guard, CPRAED 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 manage a budget is desired
  • The ability to work weekends and evenings is required. This position requires extensive travel, both in recruiting and to meets

How to Apply

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Please send your resume to Al King, Director of Athletics: [email protected]

Contact Information

Al King - Director of Athletics

phone: 419-606-5971