Drake University Athletics seeks a candidate to assist the head coach of the men's basketball program. This includes assisting with recruitment, practice sessions, scheduling, and operations management. A key area of responsibility will be player development or principles and skills. The qualified candidate will be dedicated to the academic, athletic, and personal development of student-athletes, have the ability to promote the attributes of Drake University and Bulldog Athletics, as well as adhere to NCAA & Missouri Valley Conference rules and regulations. Prior college coaching experience required. Finally, the successful candidate will have characteristics consistent with the Bulldog Way culture of character, excellence and ethics that uniquely define Drake athletics. All of the duties described above require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, the Missouri Valley Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Pioneer Football League, and/or the Summit League and Drake University.
Assist in recuriting and retaining talented student athletes who represent the Drake prototype in communication with the Head Coach.
Assist in the development and execution of effective practice and competition plans, including pre-and post-season conditioning programs. Provide feedback, including explanations and demonstrations, to student-athletes related to athletic technique and skill development and to achieve proficiency.
Provide leadership and a positive academic, athletic, and social environment to student-athletes within the men's basketball program, including monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. Create a healthy culture of excellence and ethics through which young men can develop as people and athletes.
Assist with administrative duties, including but not limited to: NCAA and Drake University compliance processes, coordination of team travel plans, competition scheduling, business and finance paperwork, facilities reservations, fundraising, etc.
Assist with scouting and game preparation, including video and statistical reviews.
Demonstrate appropriate communication as it relates to internal (coaching staff, student-athletes, athletics staff) and external (fans, friends, parents, prospects, campus community, etc.) constituents.
Contribute to a positive working environment within the Department and University.
Provides other duties as assigned.
All of the duties described above require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, the Missouri Valley Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Pioneer Football League, and/or the Summit League and Drake University.
More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit community enthusiastic about providing the very best education, challenging assumptions, and welcoming new ideas and people into the fold. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people.