Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Dawson Community College in Glendive, MT
NJCAA Division 2 Region XIII
SUMMARY OF WORK: The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of their assigned sport including but not limited to budget management, recruiting, eligibility, compliance, NJCAA documentation, public relations, scheduling, travel, awarding of scholarships, roster management, managing assistant coaches, organization of practices and all home games, camps, fundraising, coaching, player development, and other duties assigned by the Athletic Director. The college expects head coaches to promote and develop leadership, citizenship, academic excellence, athletic competitiveness, and community engagement.
Nature of Work: The head coach works in a wide variety of settings depending upon the nature of the sport. The head coach is instrumental in recruiting and retaining prospective student athletes to create a competitive team comprising student-athletes who develop into effective players, leaders, citizens, and scholars. The recruitment process entails research of high school and transfer prospects, travel to events to observe and evaluate athletes’ potential and talent, interaction with high school coaches and prospective students’ parents and family members, coordinating and conducting campus visits, and executing letters of intent. The work also requires the ability to plan and execute a practice regimen that develops player and team skills, engages student-athletes in an appropriate strength and conditioning program, and balances commitment to the team with academic and civic commitments. The work includes planning of game-day activities for home games, which includes player and team preparation, recruitment of scorer’s table volunteers, coordinating officials, and coordinating with Physical Plant and other college staff.