Head Coach - Track and Field/Cross Country

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by Simpson University

Redding, CA 96001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Job Description
The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the men's and women's track and field and cross country programs, including, but not limited to: recruitment of qualified student athletes, practice planning and organization, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes, spiritual development and formation of student-athletes, fundraising, budgeting, scheduling, supervising assistant coaches, administrative duties and compliance with all Simpson and NAIA rules and regulations.

Essential Functions: 1.Manage, coordinate and develop all aspects of a successful cross country and track program, including, but not limited to:
  • Maintain a strong moral/Christian culture within their sport and with their team
  • Recruiting and retaining student-athletes in accordance with NAIA, Cal Pac Conference and institutional rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Organizing, preparing and executing effective practice, strength training and meet strategies.
  • Monitoring and nurturing student-athletes' academic and personal progress.
  • Managing successfully the daily operations of the cross country and track programs: assisting with budget preparation and management, scheduling, travel arrangements, and meet day organization while maintaining compliance with NAIA, Cal Pac and Simpson University rules and regulations.
  • Assisting with fundraising, alumni activities and public relations as needed.
  • Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Fostering a cooperative work environment and providing mutual support with all constituencies and colleagues.
  • Representing the program and Simpson University with sportsmanship, integrity and professionalism.

    1. Bachelor's degree in sports management, physical education, athletic coaching, recreation or another related field required; Master's degree preferred
    2. Five years successful coaching and recruiting experience at collegiate level, with proven record
    3. Ability to serve as a strong Christian role model/mentor for student athletes and actively contribute in the spiritual development of athletes
    4. Strong ability to attract, recruit, and develop student-athletes
    5. Ability to maintain a strong Christ centered culture for student-athletes within their team activities
    6. Ability to demonstrate skills on field for practice
    7. Understanding of how to develop a competitive sports program with knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations
    8. Ability to demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and interpersonal
    9. Ability to complete tasks that have set deadlines
    10. Ability to work well in a team environment
    11. Must have and maintain valid California driver's license and be able and willing to travel
    12. Must have and maintain certification of First Aid and CPR
    13. General proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
    14. Self-starter, highly motivated and well-organized


  • Reference: 561327813

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