Head Women's Crew Coach
San Diego State University Athletics - San Diego, CA

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Develop, improve, and set goals for the women's crew program. Develop new ideas within the framework and philosophies of the department. Provide an atmosphere for positive learning, be well informed on latest trends, techniques, and strategies. Organize, supervise, coordinate, and employ sound coaching techniques and practices. Manage program within budget. Assure that program is effectively coordinated with training, equipment, and travel staff. Coordinate or delegate team and recruiting travel. Responsible for and oversee effective management of races and practices. Appropriate interaction with support staff, administration, boosters, and colleagues. Integrity and moral leadership, make sound decisions, receptive to suggestions, and display oneself as a positive role model. Involved in marketing activities and events. Continual maintenance and oversight of racing shells and other boat equipment. Responsible for providing leadership to assistant coaches including training and setting performance expectations. Answer and return emails and phone messages. Provide an atmosphere for positive learning and is well-informed on latest coaching trends, techniques and strategies. Annual and ongoing fulfillment of all required water and safety certificates. RECRUITING Administer all aspects of recruiting to bring the best student-athletes to compete at San Diego State University. Must pass NCAA Division I Recruiting Exam and stay current and educated on new rules and regulations. Establish and maintain contact with prospective student-athletes in accordance with SDSU, conference, and NCAA rules. Travel to evaluate and assess prospective student-athletes. Establish relationships and spend time with local programs. Establish relationships with programs in Southern California including club coaches. Committed to sophisticated recruiting in assessing and contacting prospective student-athletes. Cooperative effort in working with key recruiting personnel. Keep recruiting database up to date. Update and file incoming contacts from prospective student-athletes and any prospective student-athletes identified by coaching staff. Respond to all contacts by prospective student-athletes. Coordinate official/unofficial visits and home visits. Timely with recruiting paperwork such as official visits, transcripts, and GIA applications. Plan appropriate activities during official visits. Develop annual recruiting strategic plan and scholarship allocation plan. TEAM CITIZENSHIP Participate in department's Student-Athlete Academic Support Services. Participate in university and Athletic Department events. Discipline problems are minimal and dealt with in a professional manner. Committed to proper citizenship of student-athletes. RACE DAY RESPONSIBILITIES Management of race day administrative duties including NCAA rosters, NCAA rules manual, opponent scouting reports. Direct transportation of racing shells to venues, includes ability to drive a boat trailer. Organize, supervise, coordinate and employ sound coaching techniques and practices. Maintain self-control and proper conduct in victory or defeat. Provide continual support for student-athlete performance. Monitor and enforce safety at all times. ACADEMIC RESULTS Responsibility for academic progress and success of the team and individual student-athletes. Monitor and mentor student-athletes' academic progress. Assist in student-athlete course registration. On a weekly basis, collect grade book. Coordinate student-athlete study hall and laptop sign-out program. As necessary, conduct Academics meetings with student-athletes. Identify 'at-risk' students and monitor them closely. Assist in channeling student-athletes to appropriate resources for academic aid. Cooperation with Academic Support Services staff. Work with academic advisor to monitor overall academic career progress (major, graduation, etc.). COMPLIANCE Act as Compliance liaison. Follow NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations and keep up to date on new rules. Attend educational seminars on compliance and academic affairs. Complete required forms in a timely manner including official and unofficial visit documentation, official/unofficial visits, off-campus recruiting log and phone log on Scoutware, roster change forms, CARA report, Admissions Review/Recommendations, and NCAA Initial Eligibility Center. Cooperate and work with the Compliance staff. Actively involved in departmental compliance. COMPETITIVE RESULTS Prepare athletes for the contest physically, mentally, and emotionally at a level to compete regularly for conference championships and post-season competition. Recruited student-athletes earn conference, regional, and/or national honors. Continually strive to excel on the water with the goal of winning championships & WIRA. FUND RAISING Develop and maintain revenue streams from outside state funds. Develop a fund raising strategy to aid the program with future enhancements. Develop and maintain a potential donor list. COMMUNITY RELATIONS Establish and maintain a meaningful link between the local community and San Diego State University, SDSU Athletics, and the SDSU Women's Crew program. Establish and maintain a connection with the local community. Establish, oversee, and maintain the SDSU Women's Crew Booster Club. Identify new and creative ways to draw more spectators to races and create an event for their entertainment. Plan and run at least three community service projects during the semester including food drives, charity runs/walks, school reading programs, hospital visits, Habitat for Humanity, etc. Report all events to Montezuma Cup coordinator. PARENT/ALUMNI RELATIONS Coordinate parent functions including Senior Day, banquet, parent weekend, etc. Develop relationships and contact SDSU alumni and alumni events. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT When possible, attend the National Rowing Conventions, clinics, coaching courses, seminars, etc. Work with youth crew organizations.