The head coach is responsible for the planning and administration of the men's and women's track and field programs. The head coach provides vision, leadership and oversight for current student-athletes, prospective students-athletes, alumni, parents and supporters of the program.
Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and event-specific skills on both an individual and team basis. Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to recruiting goal established by Athletic Director. Determine and select rostered team members; exercises full-discretion of student-athlete competitive opportunities. Teach, advice and mentor student-athletes on life-skills. Maintain acceptable place-finish in accordance with Augsburg University Athletics program standards. Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to meet/exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed. Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution. Create sport-specific practice and meet plans, analyze film and facilitate team meetings. Supervise Assistant Coach(es) and/or graduate assistant(s)
Minimum of three (3) years of coaching and recruiting experience; college experience preferred.
Knowledge and adherence to the MIAC Code of Ethics and follow MIAC and NCAA Division III guidelines and regulation, while exhibiting behavior that represents a positive image of the athletic program and the university.
Proven integrity and leadership skills
Strong organizational and communication skills
Ability to build and strengthen cross-campus relationships
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach and mentor others.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions.
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