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Position:
Part-time Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
Department:
Athletics
Date Posted:
01/12/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach will be responsible for the success, development and overall operations of the Tennis program, making it nationally competitive while providing each student-athlete a positive experience at Hampton University. The Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Hampton University, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This is a full-time, twelve-month position with teaching responsibilities. Hampton University is a member of the NCAA at the Division I level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the recruitment of student-athletes that are consistent with the mission and goals set forth by the University;
  • Train student-athletes and manage all aspects of practices, games and player development.
  • Foster an environment of academic excellence among all student-athletes through adherence to all departmental and University academic requirements (i.e. study hall, tutoring, etc.
  • Documenting various requirements that need to be fulfilled so that the players can regularly practice tennis.
  • Maintain Hampton University, MEAC and NCAA compliance at all times.
  • Manage team travel arrangements, perform administrative duties and sound fiscal budgeting.
  • Coordinate the creation of competitive schedules annually.
  • Assist with facility care and maintenance.
  • Conduct summer clinics in accordance with University and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Supervise coaching staff, if applicable.
  • Perform teaching duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Represent Hampton University, the Department of Athletics and the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs in a positive and professional manner.
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Requirements

A head tennis coach guides his or her players and makes them play and exercise abundantly in order to build their stamina, muscles, and strength. He or she works in a hardworking, fast, and dynamic ambience, under all weather conditions. Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity functions (i.e. simple grasping, repetitive motion and to reach overhead. Must be able to transport students-athletes to and from practices and tournaments throughout the year.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required with minimum of five years of work experience coaching tennis is required. Division I collegiate coaching experience or professional coaching experience is a plus. A strong commitment to the overall well-being student-athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations is required. Candidate must possess strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituents. Candidate must demonstrate a strong understanding of and compliance to rules and regulations of Hampton University, MEAC and NCAA. The candidate must also demonstrate strong competition decision skills. Candidates must possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Candidate must also have a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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