Assistant Lacrosse Coach

Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Under the direction of the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach, the Assistant Coach assists in coaching the women's lacrosse team. The incumbent will promote intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the university. This position will assist the head coach in planning and directing the education of student athletes in the techniques, skills, and theory of women's lacrosse. This individual will support the conditioning and training of athletic team members in conjunction with strength/weight coaches, athletic trainers and team physicians. They will assist as requested in contest scheduling and coordination of team travel. This position will require an extensive knowledge of defensive concepts and proven success. This position will coordinate with the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance with NCAA, conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and university rules and regulations, ensure student compliance with written team rules, and assist in the promotion of fundraising activities and/or the promotion of events, as requested. This position will be designated as defensive based coaching, clinic and camp assistant, travel coordinator and equipment point person. A proven winning ability at the collegiate level as a player or coach is strongly sought after.

Position Summary:

Student-Athlete Skill Instruction And Team Preparation:

  • Teach all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of women's lacrosse. The teaching of these skills and the development of those student-athletes occurs year round during individual skill sessions, team practices, and conditioning sessions independent of the Head Coach. This includes the independent development and implementation of sound and safe practice plans that successfully prepare the student-athletes with the fundamentals of the specific sport.
  • Responsible for assisting the Head Coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluating upcoming opponents by breaking down game tapes, preparing a scouting report for the student-athletes and advising the head coach on making adjustments to the game plan during contests.
  • Approximately 45 % of time spent completing


  • Use independent discretion and judgment in identifying student-athletes capable of competing both academically and athletically at Fresno State University. The assistant coach will play a major role in active recruitment of those identified student-athletes and more importantly they will award athletics scholarships in conjunction with the head coach.
  • The Assistant Coach is responsible for managing an assigned recruiting class and identifying prospective student-athletes through thorough research, by independently evaluating talent at local and national events, and initiating correspondence and maintaining relationship with coaches and prospects.
  • The Assistant Coach is responsible for managing a database of prospects and maintaining records of contacts, to remain in compliance with NCAA, Conference and University regulations. The Assistant Coach must propose, manage and adhere to a recruiting budget for each of the events attended.
  • Approximately 25% of time spent completing

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Coach will be responsible for the organization and coordination of a wide variety of administrative tasks as assigned by the head coach, which include, but not limited to, team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation and administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. The Assistant Coach is required to work independently with various support services in the Department of Athletics and campus constituents carrying out these tasks.
  • Approximately 25 % of time spent completing

NCAA Rules And Compliance:

  • Responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the women's lacrosse program. To be eligible to recruit off-campus, the assistant coach must pass the NCAA Recruiting Exam on an annual basis.
  • The assistant coach will log CARA hours on a weekly basis and will maintain detailed records for compliance as well for the Head Coach.
  • Approximately 5% of time spent completing

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity and compliance with the Division 1 NCAA rules and compatibility with the coaching philosophy of the Head Coach
  • Ability to work effectively with the faculty, staff, students, and supporters from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and support the gender and diversity goals of the department and lacrosse program
  • Ability to be professional at all times as laid out in the rules and expectations provided by the head coach and to represent the university, Athletic Department, and Women's Lacrosse Program both on and off the field with integrity, sportsmanship, pride, and honor
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an unrestricted California driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job and must meet California State University, Fresno's safe driving criteria as posted at
  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Prior experience playing women's lacrosse at the collegiate level; Division I level is highly recommended
  • Prior coaching experience, collegiate or club level

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rules and regulations
  • At least 3 years of collegiate Division I playing experience
  • Proven winner at the Division I collegiate level as a player or coach
  • Strong knowledge of various social media outlets
  • Strong knowledge of Krossover, Coach Packet, ACS Recruiting Software, Front Rush and Hudl

Filing Deadline:

June 27, 2017

Application Procedures:

Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

Other Requirements:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Other Applicant Information:

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


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