Under indirect supervision, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining a successful Men’s and Women’s Diving program. The Head Coach is responsible for evaluating, recruiting, training and coaching Cadet-Athletes to compete successfully against Division I intercollegiate-level competition. This position reports directly to the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, keeping them apprised of all planning, organizing and development of the Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving program. This is a professional coaching position, and all duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the United States Military Academy (“USMA”), Army West Point Athletics Association Inc. (“AWPAA”) and the NCAA.
2+ years collegiate, club, and/or high school coaching experience; thorough knowledge of recruiting practices and NCAA regulations.
Ability to take direction from and support the vision of head coach.
Expertise in the technical aspects of diving.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to interact effectively and professionally with coaches, administrators, Cadet-Athletes, recruits, parents, etc.
Takes initiative, hardworking, ability/willingness to figure out solutions to problems independently, creative.
Extremely organized, detail oriented, self-starter and intrinsically motivated.
Strong management and leadership skills; Proven ability to multi-task effectively.
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and social media.
Thorough knowledge of NCAA and American conference rules and regulations
Understand meet manager and team manager software; Daktronics timing system.
The United States Military Academy (USMA) is renowned as the world's preeminent leadership development institution in the world. Located on the banks of the Hudson River in West Point, NY, it is approximately one hour from New York City. The mission of USMA is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." This position will be housed within the Army West Point Athletic Association, Inc. (AWPAA), which is a non-profit corporation organized to manage and support the 30 intercollegiate athletic programs at the Academy. The AWPAA mission is to provide an extraordinary NCAA Division I athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country.