Georgetown University – Head Coach for Women’s Squash

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Head Coach for Women’s Squash, Hoya Athletics – Georgetown University

The Head Coach for Women’s Squash is responsible for the recruitment and retention, supervision, and coaching varsity student-athletes, under the guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) and carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission, and will adhere to all institutional and applicable NCAA and CSA regulations to ensure the University’s compliance. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach for Women’s Squash has duties that include but are not limited to:

Creates and implements effective competition, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes

  • Organize, prepare and conduct individual and team practices and training
  • Develop effective drills and strategies for player improvement
  • Monitor strength conditioning, and speed workout programs
  • Create and administer the off-season training program
  • Design competition plans and strategies, as well as workout programs, drills, and training routines to improve athletic performance
  • Work closely with strength and conditioning staff to develop workout programs and training routines to enhance athletic performance
  • Organize and lead coaches’ preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings
  • Evaluate individual student-athlete’s performance in both practice and competition; provide instruction in areas of deficiency, as required
  • Provide leadership, and problem-solving assistance for student-athletes
  • Monitor the conduct of student-athletes and assist in creating and monitoring team rules and policies
  • Communicate and cooperate with the training staff regarding the medical clearance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and the status of injured athletes
  • Assist in risk management for all team events

Manages recruitment of the best women’s squash student-athletes within the admissions, financial and regulatory standards and policies established by the University, NCAA and CSA

  • Identify and evaluate prospective student-athletes who meet appropriate academic as well as athletic profiles as set by Georgetown Admissions and the Department of Athletics
  • Identify talent by watching various games, combines, and videos
  • Maintain contact with prospects through letters, email, phone calls, on-campus and home visits – including the coordination the recruitment of high school and international players, administration of travel arrangements for official and unofficial visits, submission of advances and reconciling expenses, and provision of recommendations with supporting documentation for admissions
  • Conduct recruitment of student-athletes in accordance with university and NCAA rules
  • Develop and continually update a comprehensive recruiting database system with prospect information

Commits to the academic success and personal development of student-athletes

  • Work to ensure the academic success of student-athletes through effective communication with Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes, monitoring academic progress and class attendance
  • Assist with scheduling of classes, monitoring study halls, and provide advice to student-athletes on appropriate contacts and counseling through university Academic Resource Center
  • Counsel student-athletes regarding their compliance with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, personal conduct, and life skills
  • Provide support and advice for student-athletes on personal and emotional issues
  • Work to develop leadership skills, sportsmanship and ethical conduct among student-athletes
  • Assist in creating a team atmosphere of tolerance, teamwork, integrity and commitment
  • Attend regularly scheduled departmental staff meetings and meetings concerning student welfare

Conducts administrative responsibilities of the women’s squash program in an efficient and responsible manner

  • Work with different areas within the Athletic Department – for example, equipment room, facilities, sports medicine, sports information, strength and conditioning) to ensure proper communication of practices, meetings, field preparation and other needs
  • Coordinate with equipment managers and student managers to ensure the necessary athletic equipment has been ordered and is available for scheduled practices and competitive events, that repairs or replacements are handled appropriately, and that practice apparel and contest uniforms are collected, laundered and issued at appropriate times
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by administering the program’s budget within University and department guidelines, including preparing team budgets; submitting expense reports, and maintaining mileage reports
  • Organize and monitor expenses and revenues for fundraisers, special events and summer programs
  • Plan and arrange team travel (to include coordination of transportation, lodging, and meals)
  • Schedule and arrange home and away practice times

Manages program promotion, public relations/community outreach appearances, and media-related activities

  • Represent the Athletics Department and the women’s squash program to various institutional and external entities such as media, students, parents, prospective student-athletes, alumni, and the general public (for example, exhibitions, parent tailgates, community services, fundraising, and alumni events)
  • Participate in approved public relations activities, to include interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences, and making public appearances at clinics or camps
  • Organize and work camps, clinics and special events
  • Organize the annual team banquet for student-athletes, parents and administrators
  • Assist in the creation of team media guide and newsletters
  • Assist with planning and coordinating approved fund raising activities
  • Maintain an updated alumni list, organize alumni competitions and activities, create alumni newsletters and cultivate and maintain a community contact with alumni

Assures compliance with all conference, department, NCAA and CSA regulations, and assist to ensure departmental compliance

  • Take responsibility for the actions of all institutional staff members who report, directly or indirectly, to the head coach
  • Promote an atmosphere of compliance within his or her program and monitor the activities of all institutional staff members involved with the program who report, directly or indirectly, to the coach
  • Successfully pass NCAA coaches certification test
  • Attend all compliance seminars and reviews
  • Be accountable for CSA and NCAA rules and regulations and submit documentation as required by the CSA and NCAA to the athletic department’s compliance office
  • Attend Coaches Association meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree – Master’s preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at college or university at the varsity level OR equivalent combination of education and experience

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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