Interim Head Coach, Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving

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Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 24 varsity teams and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is seeking applications for an Interim Head Coach for Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving.  The position is responsible for managing all aspects of an NCAA Division III swimming & diving program and will interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, administrators, peers, and community members.  The Coach will evaluate prospects, maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity, demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wittenberg University and Division III athletics, and comply with NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures as stated in Wittenberg's athletics department, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Recruit, retain, and monitor student-athletes who are academically prepared for the academic demands required of students at Wittenberg University.
  • Maintain budgetary responsibilities, review budget summary, and operate within budget constraints.  Coordinate all expenditures and commitments with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Operations to ensure fund approval and availability.
  • Oversee and monitor all budgeting, operational, fundraising, and camp accounts.
  • Adhere to departmental procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures.
  • Coordinate current and future competition schedules with the Director of Athletics & Recreation.
  • Schedule facilities as needed with the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Events.
  • Coordinate all practices and competition schedules with appropriate agencies for academic class time and the use of Wittenberg facilities.
  • Coordinate, attend, and supervise all daily practice sessions, workouts, team travel, and contests.
  • Ensure that all practices are conducted in a professional manner according to Wittenberg and NCAA time requirements.
  • Maintain and have thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Report any alleged violations of NCAA, NCAC, or institutional rules and regulations.
  • Assign coaching responsibilities for all practices and sport contests.  Assign and supervise duties for assistant coaches if applicable and perform annual written evaluations of assistant coaches. The head coach is directly responsible for the actions of each assigned assistant and volunteer coach.
  • Monitor and submit all work study hours of student employees and contracts.
  • Speak to service groups and alumni organizations as assigned.
  • Attend all staff meetings and departmental luncheons.
  • Provide an opportunity for annual evaluations with student-athletes.
  • Cultivate alumni relations by working with the advancement office through projects that have been assigned or encouraged by the university, the Springfield community and/or the Alumni.
  • Participate in special projects and additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics & Recreation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


For this position, we require that candidates have a bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of previous collegiate coaching experience.  

Travel is required as well as some evening and weekend work.  A valid driver's license with good driving record is also required.

Must be proficient in Microsoft office, adobe products suite (i.e. Photoshop, Indesign), social media, stat crew, and web design (Presto).

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.  Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.  

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. The name, e-mail address, and phone number for 3 professional references. 

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.




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Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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