Basketball Coach Job Description

Basketball Coach Job Description

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Basketball coach provides basketball expertise to basketball team operations on basketball development, game operations, game administration, rules and regulations, player personnel, competitive matters, business affairs and, basketball trends.
Basketball Coach Job Description

Basketball Coach Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective basketball coach job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included basketball coach job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Competing and scheduling
Managing a fiscally sound budget
Directs the assistant basketball coach in coordinating study hall and tutoring
Works cooperatively with athletic personnel, attends department meetings and activities
Represents the university positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public
Responsible for evaluating assistant coaches
Collaborates with athletic staff to foster partnerships between women's basketball and local and campus communities
May represent the university, including speaking engagements, at various business and civic group meetings regarding the women's basketball program
Monitor the academics of the women’s basketball student-athletes
Assist in monitoring of budget to ensure the women’s basketball program is fiscally responsible and expenditures are within the programs budget allocation as directed by the Head Coach

Basketball Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Basketball Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED, NCAA, II, EMT, CLERY, RTE

Education for Basketball Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the basketball coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Coaching, Education, Athletics, Communication, Athletic, The College, Leadership, Management, Physical Education, Performance

Skills for Basketball Coach

Desired skills for basketball coach include:

Technical aspects of Basketball and willingness to continue to learn and examine new ideas pertinent to Basketball
NCAA rules and regulations
Sport of basketball
Athletes’ scholastic status and work with teachers to encourage scholastic growth
Rules and regulations regarding designated sport per WIAA guidelines
NCAA rules
Curriculum and instruction
Experience recruiting
NCAA Division III rules and regulations
National Junior College Athletic Association basketball rules

Desired experience for basketball coach includes:

Results Focused – Adapts to other people’s approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles)
Teamwork/Team Development – Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals
Participate in fund raising activities for the women’s basketball program and/or Department of Athletics
Be actively engaged within the University, the surrounding communities
One to three years coaching experience at the high school and/or collegiate level
Strong organizational

Basketball Coach Examples


Basketball Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of basketball coach. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for basketball coach
  • Actively monitor academic performance of student-athletes and facilitate remediation programs
  • Maintain current/active certification in CPR and First Aid/AED
  • This position will have game day supervisory responsibilities
  • Recruits student athletes who meet the College’s admission requirements
  • Coordinates and outlines a complete recruiting agenda to identify quality student athletes
  • Coach student athletes including coaching at all team practices and scheduled games/ competitions
  • Perform secondary administrative or coaching duties within the athletic department
  • Handling game and practice coaching assignments throughout the year, , supervising out-of-season conditioning programs for the team
  • Recruit prospective student-athletes for the program
  • Monitor the progress of the current players in the program athletically and academically
Qualifications for basketball coach
  • A record of successful recruiting, both on and off campus
  • One year of collegiate head coaching experience
  • Cover Letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position
  • As part of our recruiting and hiring process, Saint Martin’s University requires final candidates to prepare a brief statement (no more than one page) which highlights how the candidate’s work experience and background will contribute to our Catholic Benedictine mission and vision of Saint Martin’s University
  • Three years of college or university coaching experience (head coach or assistant)
  • Maintain current certification in CPR, First Aid & AED and recertify as needed on an annual basis

Basketball Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a basketball coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for basketball coach
  • Creates an enthusiastic following and support among faculty, students, and staff
  • Actively participates in professional development for self supports professional development when appropriate for assistant coaches
  • Administration of practices and conditioning program
  • Formulation of schedules
  • Budget considerations
  • Assess talent and recruit quality of prospective student-athletes
  • Assist the Head Coach in monitoring student-athletes’ performance in meeting academic eligibility criteria and furthering the success of the team, both athletically and academically
  • Assist in coaching an intercollegiate basketball team
  • Assist in fund raising activities to subsidize the basketball program
  • Prior coaching experience and/or competitive playing experience required
Qualifications for basketball coach
  • The successful candidate is responsible for directing, coordinating and managing all aspects of a successful women's basketball program
  • Demonstrated work with Synergy or other film editing software
  • Formal letter of application (cover letter)
  • Names and telephone numbers of three professional references in a separate document attached as “Other Document 1”
  • Develop plans to successfully recruit prospective student-athletes
  • The following list provides examples of the primary duties of the Assistant Coach

Basketball Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a basketball coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for basketball coach
  • Ensure that all actions of assistant coaches and student-athletes of the program are performed with the appropriate level of instruction, safety precautions and training and the physical well-being of each individual is taken into account
  • Ensure adherence to the policies, procedures and regulations of organizations to which the College belongs, including the NCAA and Centennial Conference
  • Assist the Director of Sports Information and Director of Athletic Digital Media in compiling and submitting to the media and other offices statistics and award nominations as are required or appropriate
  • Assist the Director of Athletics in developing the budget for the program
  • Foster existing and establish new relationships in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and the Office of College Advancement with alumni, friends, parents and/or the community to develop friend-raising and/or fund-raising opportunities for the program and the College
  • Upon return from each intercollegiate athletic trip, the head coach will be responsible for providing a financial accounting to the Director of Athletics within two days of the contest
  • Assist the athletic trainer and other college health personnel in the care and prevention of injury
  • Following the final intercollegiate contest of the season, develop a list of varsity award recipients
  • Ensure that personal conduct of the coaching staff, that of student-athletes, is in keeping with the policies of the NCAA and the Centennial Conference
  • Assist in the delivery of a program of social and educational support for student-athletes
Qualifications for basketball coach
  • Excellent coaching, instructional, and recruitment skills
  • Two years experience in coaching high school and/or college-level sports teams, experience in recruiting student-athletes
  • Ability to develop schedules, manage budgets, coordinate events, manage games
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs., recreation material, game equipment and game setups
  • Experience as a basketball player or coach at the Division I level
  • Experience with social media apps and technology

Basketball Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of basketball coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for basketball coach
  • Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of a recruiting and retention program directed at developing a competitive Division I intercollegiate program
  • Assist in on court player development
  • Video coordinator – assure that all video exchanges are performed including the filming and copying of our games, the request and secure of future opponent game film and the editing of our games and future opponents tapes
  • Assist the head coach as travel coordinator by arranging bus and van schedules, pre and post-game meals and overnight accommodations
  • Assist the head coach in monitoring academic progress
  • Be a presence in the office, able to assist player needs
  • Assist head coach in game plan and scout of future opponents
  • Instruct second team as a scout team
  • Assist with game decisions
  • Post-game duties-video exchange, arrange team meal, secure statistics and contact sports information director
Qualifications for basketball coach
  • An advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience as a player and/or coach in the sport required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Proficiency in Front Rush
  • 2-3year's experience in coaching and recruiting at the college level
  • AED, CPR, and First Aid certified

Basketball Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a basketball coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for basketball coach
  • The Associate Coach will assist with the recruiting of potential student-athletes by way of evaluation, in-person contact, phone conversation, letters, mailings, and the coordination of unofficial and official visits and the related compliance paperwork
  • The Associate Coach will coordinate contact responsibilities amongst basketball program coaches
  • The Associate 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 Associate 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
  • Coach and Instruct the club according to the SNHU rules and all applicable associations as set forth by the Sports Club Handbook
  • Instills education-based athletics daily
  • Knows and abides by IHSAA by-laws
  • Collaborates with the student-athletes on achieving their collegiate goals
  • Organizes practice plans effectively
  • Ability to communicate plans to parents, coaches, and staff
Qualifications for basketball coach
  • Ability to manage and train student workers and volunteers
  • Must complete certification for AED, CPR and first aid upon hire
  • Obtain and maintain a valid PA driver’s license, with satisfactory driving record history
  • Or a Master’s Degree and three years of related professional experience
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must have a valid, or be eligible to obtain, a Michigan driver’s license and clearing initial and periodic driving record checks

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