Assistant Coach (Short-Term/Temporary Position)
Job Description Summary
Cuesta College Athletics offers an extensive and competitive intercollegiate sports program, which include 15 sports (basketball, baseball, softball, water polo, wrestling, women's soccer, cross country, track and field, swimming and diving, women's volleyball). Cuesta College is seeking assistant coaches to help with the daily duties of coaching the team. Duties to include on-field coaching/instruction, traveling to and responsibilities at away contests, other duties as assigned and potentially helping with driving 15-passenger vans to away games (with proper licensing).
Under the general supervision of a Dean and work direction of an Athletic Director and head coach, an Assistant Coach provides comprehensive instruction and leadership to student athletes. This can include responsibility for assisting the head coach with coaching multiple aspects of the sport, the recruitment of student athletes, assistance with team meetings, event attendance and public relations.
Provide instruction, mentoring and coaching to student athletes in the skills, techniques, and competitive strategies necessary for individual and team achievement of athletic standards of performance; evaluate individual and team performance and refine individual and team strategies throughout the season. Apply training programs for multiple areas of the sport, as well as technical training.
Assist in planning and scheduling including; events, competitions and practices, in collaboration with coaches within and outside of the conference and in concert with academic schedules, District policy, and California Community College Commission on Athletics (CCCAA)/Western States Conference regulations. Promote interest and attendance at athletic events; assist in fundraising efforts for the program.
Create a positive atmosphere for student athletes; support academic progress, retention, and matriculation of student athletes through mentoring activities; refer student athletes to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate; maintain confidential student-athlete information.
Assist with the recruiting process in compliance with CCCAA regulations to identify and attract promising student athletes; maintain contract with prospective student athletes and provide prompt follow-up to inquiries from potential student athletes.
Extensive experience and knowledge of the sport is required. At least two years of previous coaching and/or playing experience is required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Kinesiology or a related degree and two years of professional experience. All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.
Principles, techniques, and methods of the subject sport. Current theory and practice within the subject discipline. Principles and best practices of effective teaching. Learning theories and student learning outcomes and methods of assessment. Community college curricula. Community and campus resources, services, programs and professionals available to students. Record keeping techniques with regard to student and team performance.
Initiate and maintain a team program that is consistent, reasonable, and effective for the student athlete and the team. Deliver coaching instruction in various learning styles. Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students. Integrate current and emerging instructional experience. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, athletes, professional peers and alumni. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy. Establish and maintain effective working relationships, both on and off-campus. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline.
Cuesta College Athletics offers an extensive and competitive intercollegiate sports program, which include 15 sports (basketball, baseball, softball, water polo, wrestling, women's soccer, cross country, track and field, swimming and diving, women's volleyball). In the application process, please Identify in what sport(s) you are applying to work.
Hours are determined based on the needs of the team. Must be able to make practice times, which include class times and additional times outside of class time. Preferred able to attend all competitions.
Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.