Assistant Coach, Diving - Swimming

Washington D.C.
May 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Coach, Diving - Swimming

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The Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches NCAA Division I swimming student-athletes, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA. S/he follows all institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations to insure compliance, representing the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs. Reporting to the Head Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Coach, the Assistant Coach has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:
  • Identifies and evaluates prospective student-athletes who meet appropriate academic as well as athletic profiles as set by Georgetown Admissions and the Department of Athletics.
  • Analyzes and determines abilities and potential (both athletically and academically) of prospective student-athletes, recommending or determining which prospective student-athletes should be the focus of the team's resources and time to recruit.
  • Communicates with prospects via draft letters, emails, or phone calls and coordinates on-campus and home visits of student-athletes, including administration of travel arrangements for official and unofficial visits.
  • Creates and implements effective game, practice, and conditioning plans for the student-athletes, organizing, preparing and conducting individual and team practices and training.
  • Develops effective drills and strategies for player improvement, monitoring strength, conditioning, and speed workout programs.
  • Creates and administers the off-season training program, collecting tactical and statistical data of opponent's teams and making phone calls to other coaches for scouting reports.
  • Reviews, digests, and analyzes data and evaluations to determine strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams and players.
  • Works with different areas within the Athletics Department (equipment room, facilities, sports medicine, sports information) to ensure proper communication of schedules, court preparation, and other needs.
  • Coordinates with equipment managers to ensure that the necessary athletic equipment has been ordered and is available for scheduled practices and competitive events, and that repairs or replacements are handled appropriately.
  • Ensures fiscal responsibility by administering the programs' budget within University and department guidelines, including preparing - or assisting in preparation of - team budgets, expense reports, and mileage reports.
  • Represents the sports program to various institutional and external entities such as media, students, parents, prospective student-athletes, alumni, and the general public.
  • Organizes many aspects of the annual team banquet for student-athletes, coaches, parents and administrators.
  • Advises and counsels student-athletes regarding their compliance with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as, personal conduct and life skills (such as decision making skills, social skills and general maturation).
  • Provides support and advice for student-athletes on personal and emotional issues (such as issues with roommate, sick parent, eating disorders), working to develop leadership skills, sportsmanship, and ethical conduct among student-athletes.
  • Attends all compliance seminars and reviews, being accountable for BIG EAST Conference and NCAA rules and regulations and submitting documentation as required by the University and BIG EAST Conference to the Athletics Department's compliance office.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of coaching and/or playing experience, preferably at the Division I level
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of intercollegiate swimming & diving
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment, academic eligibility requirements, and retention of student-athletes
  • Knowledge of athletics recruitment methods and techniques with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to create a database for all prospects and make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with the ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record and the ability to be insured
  • Proficient in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications
  • Ability to be available weekends and evenings with successful completion of a Background check as a condition of employment with Georgetown University
  • Recruiting software database experience preferred

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