Assistant Volleyball Coach
Stony Brook West Campus/HSC - New York, NY

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Descriptive Title: Assistant Volleyball Coach
REF#: WC-S-7751-13-02-S

Budget Title: Division 1 Assistant Coach
State Professional Position

Department: Athletics
State Line#: 34349

Grade: SL-2
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC*

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Three year of full time coaching and/or playing experience at the college level in the sport of Volleyball and an understanding of NCAA rules compliance. In lieu of college level coaching experience, a combination of four years of coaching experience at the high school, college, professional, or national team level and playing experience at the college, professional or national team level in the sport of Volleyball will be considered. Must have, keep, and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver's License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. Applicants must submit their operator's license number on their application form for a motor vehicle check. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with recruiting, skill instruction, practice/game plan development, and administrative responsibilities in the sport of Volleyball. Experience in a Division I Volleyball program. Excellent organization and communication skills.

Brief Description of Duties: This position is an Assistant Coach for a Division I program in the sport of Volleyball and will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of operating a successful program. The primary focus of this position will be placed on the assistant’s use of independent judgment and discretion in the identification and recruitment of prospective student-athletes, their awarding of athletics scholarships, their teaching and skill development of those student-athletes during their athletic and educational tenure at Stony Brook University, and in the extensive daily administrative operations of their respective sport program. In addition, the Assistant Coach will be evaluated on the extent to which he/she provides each student-athlete a positive, meaningful, educational experience through athletics. The Assistant Coach is also expected to execute other program related duties as assigned by the Head Volleyball Coach.
  • Use independent discretion and judgment in identifying student-athletes capable of competing both academically and athletically at Stony Brook University. He/she will play a decisive role in the subsequent active recruitment of those identified student-athletes and more importantly he/she will award athletics scholarships, either independently or in conjunction with the Head Coach.
  • Responsible for managing an assigned recruiting territory and identifying prospective student-athletes through thorough research, by independently evaluating talent at local and national events, and initiating correspondence and maintaining relationship with coaches and prospects. The Assistant Coach is responsible for managing a database of prospects and maintaining records of contacts, to remain in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University regulations. The Assistant Coach must propose, manage and adhere to a recruiting budget for each of the events attended.
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction; Team and Game Preparation:
  • Teach all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of Volleyball. The teaching of these skills and the development of those student-athletes occurs year round during individual skill sessions, team practices, and conditioning sessions (independent of the Head Coach). This includes the independent development and implementation of sound and safe practice plans that successfully prepare the student-athletes with the fundamentals of the specific sport. In addition, the Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating upcoming opponents by breaking down game tapes, preparing a scouting report for the student-athletes and advising the Head Coach on making adjustments to the game plan during contests.
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • The Assistant Coach will be responsible for the organization and coordination of a wide variety of administrative tasks as assigned by the Head Coach, which include, but not limited to, team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation and administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. The Assistant Coach is required to work independently with various support services in the Department of Athletics and campus constituents (i.e. Financial Aid, Admissions, and Registrar) in carrying out these tasks.
Monitoring of Academic Progress of Student-Athletes:
  • The Assistant Coach, working in conjunction with the office of Student-Athlete Development, will oversee the academic success of the student-athlete and assist with academic problems. This includes, providing guidance/counseling and support (as necessary) as well as supervising and monitoring study halls (as assigned), checking class attendance, and organizing weekly and monthly (one on one) academic meetings with each student-athlete to track their progress by semester, by major, and by degree requirements.
NCAA Rules Compliance:
  • The Assistant Coach will be responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Volleyball program. To be eligible to recruit off-campus, the Assistant Coach must pass the NCAA Recruiting Exam on an annual basis.
* Failure to comply with NCAA regulations can result in suspension without pay, termination, fines, institutional loss of scholarship, and bans on post-season competition

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Night and weekend work is required. *Travel will be required for team contests, recruiting, and professional development obligations.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.