Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7255871 (Ref.No. BSU43403)
Posted: June 18, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provide teaching and instruction to student athletes; perform duties in all areas of the program at the direction of the head coach, athletic director, or sport supervisor.

Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant Field Hockey Coach.

This full-time opportunity includes a generous benefits package with health insurance, retirement programs, educational assistance, and much more.

Job Function:

Provide teaching and instruction to student athletes; perform duties in all areas of the program at the direction of the head coach, athletic director, or sport supervisor.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by date of appointment.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience:

Collegiate playing and/or coaching experience at a competitive level.

Preferred Experience:

One year of collegiate coaching experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide teaching and instruction to student athletes.
  • Develop, in conjunction with the head coach, planning of practice sessions and competitive coaching situations.
  • Support head coach in evaluation of talent and recruitment of athletes in to the program; includes contact by telephone and mail; off campus evaluations; on campus visits.
  • Support developing scouting reports and pre-competition evaluations of opponents.
  • Make recommendations in regard to fund raising, promotion and marketing, special projects, clinics and camps.
  • Support the management of team travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, and meal planning, in compliance with university policies and budget constraints.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Monitor, in conjunction with the head coach, the academic progress, the conditioning, and the training of the student-athletes.
  • Work with the strength coach on a fitness program for field hockey student athletes and disseminate to incoming student athletes.
  • Serve as recruiting coordinator, point person for communication, filter recruits to Head Coach, plan and execute visits, admissions and compliance tasks for committed athletes.
  • Monitor the technical progression and growth of individual players' skill sets, leading the way in film analysis and meeting with student athletes to analyze film.
  • Support creating a schedule for spring competition.
  • Serve as administrator for camps and clinics, communicating to prospects, planning and execution of clinics and all HR task for employment and payment.
  • Serve as point person for strength and conditioning training.


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