The Women’s Lacrosse coach reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible for conducting a successful NCAA Division II Lacrosse Program within the rules, regulations and guidelines established by the NCAA, the University, and the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.
Conduct on and off-campus student athlete recruitment/scouting efforts; initiate contact with prospective student athletes at the high school and junior college levels; arrange meetings, campus visits, etc. for potential recruits.
Plan the activities and drills for each practice session; instruct athletes in ways to strengthen their lacrosse playing/teamwork skills.
Develop structured conditioning programs for the athletes to increase agility, mental prowess, strength and endurance; consult with athletic trainers and team doctors.
Schedule all lacrosse games, and tournaments. Control and oversee the budget for the lacrosse program; authorize budgetary expenditures for equipment and supplies.
Work cooperatively with academic advisors and tutors to keep players in good academic standing.
Plan all travel and hotel arrangements for lacrosse tournaments and athletic events away from the university.
Work cooperatively with the Sports Information Director to promote Lewis’ Lacrosse Program both on and off-campus.
Promote players for awards such as All Conference, All American, etc.
Grant interviews to newspaper reporters, TV and Radio announcers.
Attend and/or participate in professional lacrosse clinics and other athletic development seminars.
Attend coaching conferences to stay informed about NCAA schedules, rules, eligibility requirements, policies, etc.
Assisting in special projects and/or activities.
Provide counseling/support services to student athletes.
Serve on university committees and/or task forces as assigned.
Provide assistance to the Athletic Director in program/departmental planning activities.
As an individual employed in a coach capacity, you are subject to the regulations of the NCAA. If at any time it is determined that you are in violation of such regulations, then by the provision of the NCAA enforcement procedures, you may be subject to corrective disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Bachelor’s degree required, Three to five years successful coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level is required. Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student athletes, student athlete eligibility, financial aid, amateurism, awards and benefits, playing season, as well as other areas of NCAA compliance is essential. Must possess all of the following: knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sports program; knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques and proven ability to assess skills of prospective student athletes, ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively, willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends, ability to lead and guide Division II student athletes in area of specialty, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also have the ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures as well as to foster a cooperative work environment. Skill in budget preparation and management and knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques and the ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments also required.