Head Womens Lacrosse Coach

Richmond, IN
Jun 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Department: Athletics

Reports to: Associate Director of Athletics

Status: Full Time; 12-Month

Classification: Administrative Faculty


The Head Women's Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the women's lacrosse program. The position's main responsibility will be to recruit, coach and develop a highly competitive Division III team in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference/Ohio River Lacrosse Conference, and Earlham College rules and regulations.


The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

  • Build relationships with prospective student-athletes.
  • Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes
  • Plan and execute prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes
  • Generate and respond to contacts generated throughout the year. These include coaches' mailings, attendance at tournaments and showcases, observing team camps, recruiting services, and admissions contacts.
  • Establish and maintain recruiting data base in Front Rush.
  • Perform phone calls and emails to recruits daily as necessary
  • Attend practices and/or games of recruits on a regular basis as necessary

Office and Off Field Responsibilities
  • Support the academic needs and personal growth of team members for the purposes that include retention and completion
  • Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College and the NCAA
  • Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes
  • Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the Earlham Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, conference, and Earlham regulations
  • Prepare and administer operating budget
  • Inventory, purchase, and maintain equipment and uniforms
  • Hire, train, and supervise full-time assistant coach
  • Work with the Sports Marketing and Communications office to aid in the promotion of the team and Earlham College
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports
  • Ensure bus and van schedules, pre and post game meals and overnight accommodations are arranged
  • Be a presence in the office and available to assist player needs.

Practice/Player Development & Game Day Responsibilities
  • Develop a competitive program within the conference
  • Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts, and competitive values
  • Prepare and execute practice and game plans
  • Breakdown drills providing individual player attention and training
  • Assist in overseeing weight training and individual work outs in season
  • Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.
  • Prepare game plans and scout future opponents when necessary
  • Perform post game duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office as necessary

  • Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and mature conduct as the head of the program
  • Positively represent Earlham to all on and off campus constituency groups as well as in conference, regional, and national coaching associations
  • Assist with all program fundraisers and alumni outreach
  • Be an active member of the athletic department and administrative faculty member of Earlham College by attending staff meetings, supporting other athletic programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.) and the institution (i.e. institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings).
  • Understand and support the basic mission of the College
  • Teach courses (4 half-semester courses per year) in the Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum.


Bachelor's Degree is required, Master's preferred
Previous collegiate coaching experience, preferably at a Division III school, or success as a head coach at the high school level
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body
Current and valid driver's license required.

All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: [email protected]

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


POSITION Head Women's Lacrosse Coach



ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.

Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion are located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering. Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.

EOE STATEMENT Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.


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