The Head Coach is responsible for coaching, managing, and directing all aspects of the Gannon University Men's and Women's Water Polo Team, ensuring adherence to Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) and NCAA rules, regulations, and the University's Mission. The successful candidate will assist in the development of leadership and citizenship of student-athletes and serve as an ambassador of the University within the community. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission..
1. Recruits quality academic students who are also competitive student-athletes.
2. Scheduling all competitive events and competitive facilities.
3. Schedules all practices and practice facilities.
4. Coordinating advanced scheduling, with budget approval, for all transportation, hotel, and meal requirements for away contests.
5. Completes all expense reports for all expenses associated with home and away contests.
6. Purchases, issues, maintains, and collects all team uniforms and equipment.
7. Oversees all budgetary-related items.
8. In conjunction with the strength and conditioning Coach, trains, strengthens, and develops student-athletes.
9. Monitors, advises, and supports all student-athletes in their academic pursuits.
10. Monitors, educates, and advises all student-athletes concerning expectations in the classroom, during competitions and practices, and within campus and community living.
11. Advises administration of any significant accomplishments (athletic, academic, civic) obtained by any member of the team.
13. Participates in an annual review of the season with the Athletic Administration.
14. Learns, understands, and complies with all rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA, WWPA, and Gannon University.
15. Passes the NCAA educational modules on an annual basis.
16. Develops and implement camps, clinics, and/or tournaments.
17. Works collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives that support the program - alumni engagement, development, and promotional.
18. Performs other duties related as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience: Successful collegiate-level coaching experience is required. Skills: Must have a working knowledge of WWPA and NCAA rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and time management skills; technical knowledge of water polo skills and strategy combined with the ability to effectively supervise, teach and coach them; the ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; a willingness and ability to recruit qualified student-athletes to the University a; strong administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting; ability to work independently and to work under pressure.
Licensure: A valid driver’s license with a good driving history is required. CPR/AED/First Aid/Life Gaurding Certification.
University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.
Location: Erie, Pa Employment Status: Full Time Department: Athletics Division: Athletics Subdivision: Athletic Director's Office