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(USA-MN-Morris) Assistant Coach – Soccer

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Job ID349011 LocationMorris Job FamilyAthletics Full/Part TimePart-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9793 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin About the Job is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Soccer Coach. This is a 42.5%, 10 month appointment. Assistant Coaches support the development of successful sports programs that advance the mission, vision and philosophy of the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) as a residential public liberal arts college. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to intellectual achievement, fostering diversity and good sportsmanship and enhancing the University's strong commitment to academic excellence, service and sense of community. The Cougars compete in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III in 19 sports for men and women. One in five UMM students is a varsity athlete. The Assistant Coach reports to the Head Coach, providing coaching, a high quality experience for student athletes, and administrative assistance to the Head Coach. The Assistant Coach is expected to adhere to the philosophy, objectives, rules and regulations of UMM Intercollegiate Athletics, the Head Coach and the NCAA Division III. This is an annually renewable professional and administrative appointment. Responsibilities vary based on the sport, assigned responsibilities, and the percentage of appointment but typically include the following, under the direction of the head coach. 1. Providing support to continue the development of a successful, competitive program that advances the mission of intercollegiate athletics and the university: Building a diverse and inclusive team (or teams) committed to a high level of athletic performance and competition in the NCAA Division III both regionally and nationally. Fostering student development, academic excellence, sportsmanship, service and community. Placing the highest priority on student athletes in achieving their academic and life goals. Fostering good sportsmanship and a climate of respect. Assuring staff exhibit integrity, fairness, openness and honesty in working with student-athletes. 2. Operating within and ensuring compliance with all university, UMAC and NCAA III policies, standards and guidelines, and procedures. The violation of NCAA rules and/or other areas of non-compliance may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. 3. Planning, attending and assisting in leading practices. As needed, schedule and lead additional practice times for position/specific event groups, working within constraints of limited staff and facilities as well as student class/lab schedules. Design and implement training plans for designated position/event groups. Supervise athletes at practice and in the weight room, ensuring good athletic practice, trainer support, team interaction and student safety. Ensure proper response to injuries, seeking emergency medical care and athletic trainer support. 4. Coaching during competitions and assisting in the coordination of competitions held at UMM. Attend all competitions, coaching athletes for success as determined by the head coach. Coordinate designated aspects of the preparation for competition. With the head coach, provide for the health, safety and well being of student athletes during rigorous athletic competition and related travel. Supervise students during travel including some overnight trips. Responsibilities may include driving a university van to provide transportation for students to meets. Help students balance the demands of varsity athletics and rigorous academic performance. Assist in coordinating home competitions and tournaments/championships. Assume needed roles based on the sport and competition requirements. (For example, in track and field, identify and organize the local officials to assist with the meet, oversee student employees, etc.) Assist with facility preparation prior to competition.

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