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The Track & Field Associate Head Coach will assist the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach in providing leadership for the Southern Nazarene University Track & Field Program. While assisting in all aspects of the Track & Field Program, they will play an integral role in the day-to-day administrative responsibilities, player/team spiritual development, daily team training, evaluation and recruitment of student-athletes, academic monitoring, and skill development of student-athletes. There will be a heavy emphasis on recruiting Track & Field student-athletes to grow the overall numbers in the SNU Track & Field Program. Also, this person will be an integral part in helping SNU Athletic and University Administration along with the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach in developing a long-term strategic vision/plan for Track & Field facilities on SNU property. This position must work within SNU, the GAC and NCAA guidelines to provide student-athletes an exceptional collegiate experience while competing for championships. They must have a strong Christian commitment with a vital Christian faith and lifestyle while being supportive of the evangelical Mission of Southern Nazarene University.
Reports to the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
At least coaching assistants as the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach directs
Southern Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. According to SNU policy, all faculty and staff must possess a strong personal Christian commitment and be committed to the SNU Mission to make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered
An understanding of the importance for diversity, inclusion, and equity.
They need to possess strong character traits and ministry values that express what God can do through them in impacting the coaches, student-athletes,
SNU employees and outside persons with whom they interact.
Needs to passionately support and articulate the University Mission.
Must have at least an earned bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.
Five years of successful coaching experience and collegiate level coaching experience is preferred.
A heartfelt commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies.
Demonstrate experience working and implementing initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Highly organized and skilled in problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Recruit NCAA Division II level Track & Field student-athletes ensuring timely submission of their academic records for admissions
Direct Assistants in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate SNU Track & Field Program as directed by the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
Work with Financial Aid and Compliance to determine accurate communication and implementation of scholarship awards
Monitor academic progress and progress towards graduation of student-athletes, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed
Monitor Chapel attendance and lead by example with regular attendance
Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of SNU Track & Field and SNU Athletics
Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and Conference regulations as directed by the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach
Coach team members individually and in groups, demonstrating Track & Field techniques
Assist in the coordination of strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes
With direction from the Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach, help manage operational, budgetary, and administrative activities for the SNU Track & Field Program,
Work with the Director of Compliance to ensure adherence to all NCAA Division II, Conference and University rules by student-athletes, supporting staff and volunteers
Continuing education within the sport of Track & Field
Pass all certifications/testing for NCAA Division II
Maintain SNU Track & Field facilities and equipment
Be a Christlike example and create opportunities for student-athletes to grow and develop spiritually ensuring consistent movement towards SNU’s Mission “To make Christlike disciples through higher education”