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Assistant Track Coach, Distance #499318

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX
Closing date
Jul 24, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

20112156

Position Title:

Assistant Track Coach, Distance #499318

FTE:

1.00

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Track Mens & Women's

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Assistant Track & Field/Cross Country assists the Head Coach with directing and supervising the operation of the Cross Country program within the rules and regulations of Lamar University, Western Athletic Conference, Texas State University System, and the NCAA. The position requires a commitment to recruiting, compliance and academics leading to the graduation of student-athletes. The position requires active involvement in the community for fundraising purposes. Examples of work performed: 1. Assists the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach with a variety of administrative duties. 2. Assists the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach with on track coaching during practice and competition with the primary responsibility to coach and recruit distance events. 3. Available to the news media on appropriate occasions determined by the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach in conjunction with the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations. 4. Assists in developing a successful recruiting program and will attempt to recruit the best students as well as athletes. 5. Recognizes and promotes the best interest of the student-athletes both academically and athletically – encouraging each to graduate. Assist with study hall labs for student-athletes. 6. Assists the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach with running a program within budget guidelines. 7. Actively participates in fundraising and development along with the Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach and the Athletics Director. 8. Assists in the provision of public information which will be provided through the Media Relations Office in accordance with policies mutually agreed upon by the coaches, the Director of Athletics and Lamar University.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Collegiate coaching experience required
  • 3-5 years NCAA Division I collegiate coaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required
  • Must be able to tolerate constructive criticism and stressful situations
  • Must be able to tolerate flexible work hours, including nights and weekends
Strict adherence to established NCAA, Western Athletic Conference, Texas State University System and Lamar University rules and regulations is required. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination. Reports Directly to the: Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Texas High School Track and Field Cross Country programs preferred

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary:

Commensurate

Posting Date:

07/02/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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