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Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Position Title:

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Status of Position:



Non Exempt

Position Summary:

The Assistant Coach is responsible for providing assistance with the development and operation of the basketball program. The Assistant Coach will assist in leadership, direction and guidance efforts for the entire program.

Reporting Relationship:

Direct reporting relationship to the Head Basketball Coach.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the organization of the total program and provide support and cooperation to all levels of sports at Prairie State College.
  2. Assist with the recruitment of student-athletes and provide direct assistance to academic achievement related matters.
  3. Demonstrate an adequate understanding of by-laws and regulations as defined by the Illinois Skyway Conference and the NJCAA, including rules and rule changes.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism in all dealings with student-athletes, parents, staff members, administration, media and the public.
  5. Show a willingness to work within the confines and limitations of an intercollegiate athletic program.
  6. Contribute to the organization and development of related clinics and workshops conducted by the athletic department.
  7. Assist with the development of a record keeping system for the basketball program.
  8. Perform affiliated duties assigned, as deemed appropriate by the Head Basketball Coach, in addition to the delineated responsibilities.
  9. Represent the College in national and regional coaching associations and organizations affiliated with the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Previous coaching experience as a head coach or assistant coach in a college/university or high school setting.
  3. Ability to assist in recruitment of student-athletes and operate under NJCAA by-laws and regulations.
  4. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills necessary to interface with students, faculty and general public.
  5. Experience working with a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Associate degree
2. Two years coaching experience at an institution of higher learning.3. Evidence of organizational abilities to conduct athletic related clinics and workshops


$3,000 per season

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Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted electronically



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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