Track Coach Job Description

Track Coach Job Description

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Track coach provides instruction to track & cross-country student-athletes on the fundamentals, details and strategies of track & cross-country as assigned by the Head Coach.

Track Coach Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work with all NC State, NC State Athletics, and contracted staff cooperatively in a work environment predicated on service
Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes who can achieve success in the classroom at NC State and ultimately graduate, the ability to compete at the highest level of collegiate competition
Works with the Sports Information Director to promote the sport of Cross Country/Track & Field
Assist with program organization
Organize and supervise all practices, games and special workout sessions
Assist the Director/Head Coach in the leadership and organization of the Track & Field program in accordance with NCAA, ACC, and Institutional regulations
Design and implement training regimens for sprints, hurdles and relays as assigned
Assist select support services to design and implement programs intended to ensure each student-athlete performs at the their highest level, this includes working with strength and conditioning, sports medicine, sports nutrition, and sports psychology
Through the lead of the Academic Advisor, monitor assigned student-athletes academic progress and performance and promptly report any issues of concern to the Director/Head Coach
Provide leadership for student-athletes that inspires them to achieve at new levels

Track Coach Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Track Coach

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Education for Track Coach

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Employers hiring for the track 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, Communication, Education, Computers, Leadership, Management, Athletic, Communications, The College, Athletics

Skills for Track Coach

Desired skills for track coach include:

Athletes’ scholastic status and work with teachers to encourage scholastic growth
Rules and regulations regarding designated sport per WIAA guidelines
NCAA rules and regulations
IPS and IHSAA rules regulation and guidelines governing the sport of Cross Country
NCAA rules
Sport of Cross Country
Technical aspects of Cross Country and willingness to continue to learn and examine new ideas pertinent to Cross Country
Ability to comply with NCAA and conference rules and regulations
Sport
State

Desired experience for track coach includes:

Strong background in athletic strength and conditioning
Personal Statement of Faith // Testimony
Specific expertise in designing and implementing training in of the following areas is preferred, pole vault, throws, horizontal and vertical jumps, sprints and hurdles
Bachelor's Degree and collegiate playing or coaching experience required
Successful candidate will be self-motivated and possess the ability to recruit, teach and coach highly talented student-athletes who can succeed in a challenging academic environment
One year coaching experience within Track &amp

Track Coach Examples

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Track Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of track coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for track coach
  • Promote and support Winona State University and the Athletic Department’s program mission and goals
  • Represent Winona State University and the Athletic Department in a positive manner with a high degree of integrity and quality
  • Ensure all student-athletes maintain excellent sportsmanship at all times
  • Maintain an environment where assigned student-athletes can improve self esteem and a positive self image
  • Implement and promote the Director/Head Coach’s vision, philosophy, and objectives
  • Set standards of behavior within all applicable rules and regulations, and ensure each student-athlete understands the importance of being a Wolfpack student-athlete and a role model
  • Travel organization
  • Video analysis
  • Serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the program
  • Assist with completing all travel arrangements as required
Qualifications for track coach
  • A minimum of three years of successful community college, university or high school teaching experience within the discipline
  • Prior experience teaching online or hybrid courses within the discipline
  • Experience recruiting athletes
  • A strong commitment to the academic success of student athletes
  • At least one year coaching experience in Track &
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and academic success
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Track Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a track coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for track coach
  • Assist with recruiting quality Cross Country/Track & Field student-athletes to the University
  • Assist with planning and scheduling a regular program of practice in-season
  • Assist with all aspects of hosting and managing home meets
  • Attend all Pacific Athletic Department coaches’ meetings and represent Pacific at all NWC Cross Country/Track & Field coaches’ meetings
  • Coach individual participants in either the Jumps or Sprints/Hurdle events
  • Assist the Head Coach in monitoring student's academic progress
  • Recruitment of quality student-athletes to the Cross Country/Track & Field programs
  • Keep record of receipts and expenditures
  • Recruiting student-athletes
  • Development and coordination of a recruiting network
Qualifications for track coach
  • Knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques preferred
  • Understanding of the NAIA and the KCAC regulations and guidelines
  • Experience coaching the throws event at the collegiate or post-collegiate level
  • Knowledge of recruiting student-athletes, maintaining their discipline and development programs
  • Ability to assist with recruiting
  • Minimum one to three years of advanced coaching experience
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Track Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of track 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 track coach
  • Instructs and educates athletes in the sport
  • Assist with practice and skill development of student-athletes
  • Assist with all NCAA, SEC, and Athletics Department compliance processes for the program
  • Assists with the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in their respective event area
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Assists in overseeing daily practices for all Men’s Sprint, Hurdles and Relays
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of Men Sprint Student Athletes for the Track and Field program
  • Assists in the conditioning, training and performance of Sprint, Hurdle and Relay athletes
  • Assist the head coach in preparing the track & field team for a full intercollegiate indoor and outdoor varsity season
  • Assist the head coach in developing and managing track & field operating, recruiting and fundraising budgets
Qualifications for track coach
  • A minimum of one (1) year of coaching or playing experience at the college, international, semi-pro or pro level
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven ability and successful intercollegiate track and field coaching with expertise in sprints, hurdles and relay events training
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all settings
  • At least one year track and field collegiate coaching experience
  • Collegiate coaching experience (Division I preferred)
  • USA Level I Coaches Education Certification
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Track Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of track coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for track coach
  • Assist the head coach in student-athlete academic progress and be available for consultation and support for all student-athletes
  • Assist in team equipment and uniform and gear purchases
  • Serve as a game administrator for fall varsity contests
  • Serve on department- and campus-wide committees as requested, complete other duties as assigned
  • Oversee the student manager and/or recruiting assistant
  • Assists in overseeing daily practices for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field program
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of Men’s and Women’s Student Athletes for the Cross Country and Track and Field program
  • Assists in the conditioning, training and performance of middle distance and distance athletes
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of student athletes for the Track & Field program
  • Recruiting coordinator for the entire track and field program
Qualifications for track coach
  • At least three years coaching at the collegiate level or club program with national or international experience
  • Experience competing in cross country/track at the collegiate or international level
  • Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA, Patriot League, and University rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated expertise in event areas
  • Advanced training in event areas
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to project a positive image of the program and University dedication to academics and personal development of student-athletes
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Track Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of track coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for track coach
  • Conduct development activities under the direction of the director of Athletics which provide financial resources
  • Assume temporary administrative roles as required by department
  • Participate in departmental meetings as scheduled
  • Propose suggestions and assist in evaluation and formulation of departmental policies
  • Create positive publications for athletic programs and total campus
  • Hire and supervise assistant coach(s)
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a budget for the track program
  • Serves as assistant to head coach analyzes performance and instructs student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition
  • Responsible for having an understanding of conference, region, and national rules
  • Plan all training for vaulters in coordination with head coach and sprint coach
Qualifications for track coach
  • Experience working with elite collegiate athletes in the multi-events and vertical jumps
  • Affiliation with Division I, highly successful elite track & field program(s)
  • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness
  • Applicants should have the ability to project a positive image of the program and university, and dedication to academic/personal development of student-athletes
  • 2-3 years experience competing in a collegiate track program, preferably at Division I level
  • Previous experience coaching sprints, hurdle and relays at the D1 level, preferably at a Power 5 conference school (3 years)

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