Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of coaching and/or playing experience at the college level in the sport of Men's Soccer. In lieu of college level coaching experience, a combination of four (4) years of coaching experience at the high school, college, professional or national team level and/or playing experience at the college, professional or national team level in the sport of Men's Soccer will be considered. Understanding of NCAA Compliance Rules (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program). 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. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes").
Experience with recruiting. Prior experience with skill instruction. Prior experience with practice and game plan development. Experience with administrative responsibilities in the sport of Men's Soccer (team scheduling, budget preparation & administration, facility usage, public relations, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program) . Previous experience with a Division I Men's Soccer Program.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Assistant Coach for a Division I program in the sport of Men's Soccer will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of operating a successful program. The primary focus of this position will be placed on the use of independent judgment and discretion in the identification & recruitment of prospective student-athletes, the awarding of athletics scholarships, the instructing and skill development of student-athletes during their athletic and educational tenure, and the daily administrative operations of their respective sport program. The Assistant Coach will be evaluated on the extent to which they provide each student-athlete a positive, meaningful, and educational experience through athletics. The incumbent will also execute other program-related duties as assigned by the Head Men's Soccer Coach.
Responsible for handling an assigned recruiting territory and identifying prospective student-athletes through detailed research, independently evaluating talent at local & national events, and initiating correspondence and maintaining relationships with coaches and prospects. Use independent discretion and judgment in identifying student-athletes capable of contending both academically and athletically at Stony Brook University. Play a proactive role in the recruitment of those identified student-athletes and appropriately award athletics scholarships, either independently or in conjunction with the Head Coach. Manage a database of prospects and maintain record of contacts, to remain in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University regulations. Propose, manage, and adhere to a recruiting budget for each of the events attended.
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction: Team and Game Preparation
Teach student-athletes all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of Men's Soccer. This training and development 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 student-athletes with the fundamentals of the specific sport. Responsible for assisting with developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season to include, but 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.
Responsible for the organization and coordination of a wide variety of administrative tasks as assigned by the Head Coach, such as team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation & administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. Required to work independently with various support services in the Department of Athletics and campus constituents (i.e. Financial Aid, Admissions, & Registrar) in carrying out these tasks.
Monitoring of Academic Progress of Student Athletes
Working with the office of Student-Athlete Development, oversee the academic success of the student-athletes 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 coordinating 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
Responsible for knowledge of and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Men's Soccer program. To be eligible to recruit off-campus, the Assistant Coach must pass the NCAA Recruiting Exam on an annual basis.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
* Failure to comply with NCAA regulations can result in suspension w/out pay, termination, fines, institutional loss of scholarship and bans on post-season competition.
This is a part time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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