Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

William Peace University, Raleigh

William Peace University, Raleigh

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Positing Details

Position Information
Position Title: Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse
Posting Number: WPU0050817
University Information:
William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU!
Department: Athletics
Purpose of Department:
The Athletic programs at William Peace University complements the institution’s core educational mission, helping to enrich the lives of our students while contributing to a vibrant and diverse campus community that inspires excellence. Our work contributes to the holistic educational environment and strengthens community at the University. Academic and athletic excellences are compatible in a well-balanced environment that encourages student-athletes to thrive and achieve their full potential as whole people.
Summary of Position:
The Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for all aspects of planning, managing, and developing a successful intercollegiate sports program in accordance with the standards and goals set by William Peace University.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
● Conduct the program abiding by all NCAA, USA South Athletic Conference, and William Peace University rules and Regulations.
● Recruit quality student-athletes by personal contact, phone and written correspondence with player, coach, and parents. Evaluate the ability of prospects in person or through videotape analysis. Make frequent off-campus trips to watch games/matches/meets. Arrange on-campus visits for prospective student-athletes with the office of admissions. Ensure compliance with NCAA guidelines for contacting and entertaining prospects.
● Coordinate roster goals annually with the Director of Athletics which are in line with enrollment goals of the University.
● Submit Yearly Plan for Program and Recruiting as assigned by Director.
● Schedule games, practices, facility, and vehicle use in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and other University staff.
● Oversees with the Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach, a conditioning program to ensure that athletes are physically prepared for competition.
● Oversee the selection, purchase, fitting and maintenance of team equipment including uniforms and supplies. Submit equipment and budget requests to the Director of Athletics.
● Ensure the safety of student-athletes and staff through careful monitoring of the condition of equipment and facilities utilized by Lacrosse.
● Oversee the rehabilitation, in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer, to ensure that injured athletes are capable and ready to return to practice/games.
● Develop a competitive schedule in conjunction with the Director of Athletics.
● Coordinate team travel.
● Prepare game plans based on scouting reports and team evaluation.
● Monitor the eligibility status and promote the academic progress of student-athletes.
● Compile and report statistical data after each game/season.
● Assist with approved fundraising activities, as requested.
● Participate in, organize, and lead clinics, exhibitions, and camps, as approved.
● Attend Athletic Department staff meetings.
● Effectively work with a diverse population of students, employees, visitors, and guests.
● Promote your program with vigor.
● Involvement in all activities conducted by the Athletic Department including Admissions events, Sports Award Banquet, PACER Events, Homecoming, Parents Weekend, and Alumni events.
● Assign and ensure attendance of your program at SAAC, Department and William Peace University Meetings
● Update team and student records with the sports Information Department
● Responsible for knowing and following the guidelines in the Coaches Handbook and the William Peace University Employee Handbook
● Other Duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed in order to perform the duties of the position, including the ability to retain on the job learned skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Ability to analyze program requirements, university requirements, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
● Ability to analyze course prerequisites, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
● Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
● Knowledge of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion
● Knowledge of student retention issues.
● Ability to analyze and solve problems.
● Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records.
● Skilled in interviewing, advising, and public relations.
● Effectively works with a diverse population of students, employees, and guests.
● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication, and organizational skills.
● Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, students, and guests.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 75 pounds occasionally.
• Must be available to work a non-traditional, varying schedule that may include early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, overnight travel, and occasional holidays.
• Must work in all climates and weather such as hot, cold, humid, rainy, and sunny conditions.
• Ability to demonstrate proper techniques and form of exercises.
• Frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, and reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
• Exhibit manual dexterity to operate both office and sport related equipment.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is mostly performed outdoors with occasional exposure to adverse climate and weather conditions such as wind, sun, and hot or cold temperatures and with noise levels varying from moderate to loud.
• The position requires significant physical activity.

AED, CPR and First Aid certification per NCAA regulations. All registrations required by NCAA and USA South Athletic Conference.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Two years collegiate coaching experience
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
● Master’s Degree
● Head Coaching Experience
Hours per week: Full Time
Job Posting Date: 07/01/2024
Priority Deadline: 07/14/2024
Priority Deadline Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation