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Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

Murray State University

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt(Monthly)



Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Head Coach with managing and supervising the day to day operations of the athletic team, including teaching, coaching, fund-raising activities; provide leadership and support for the vision and strategies of the Head Coach. Responsibilities & Duties:Recruitment

  • Negotiate scholarship offers to prospects under the direction of the head coach.
  • Coordinate and oversee the recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Prepare and distribute recruiting information.
  • Attend off-campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact when appropriate.
  • Make phone contact with prospective student-athletes when appropriate.
  • Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
  • May serve as a recruiting coordinator as directed by the Head Coach.
  • Scout future opponents by film, watching games and/or telephone reports.
  • Provide consultation and expert advice to head coach and team members.
  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as directed.
  • Teach individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season.
  • Serve as a mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues.
  • Be available to coaches and players before, during and after practices, games, and events.
  • Be knowledgeable of the rules and fundamentals of the respective sport.
  • Coach specific units as directed by the Head Coach.
  • May serve in a coordinator role.
  • Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.
Team Administration
  • Plan long and short term objective under the leadership of the head coach.
  • Assist in the establishment of requirements for team members in terms of academic and athletic progress.
  • May serve as the academic liaison for the team.
  • Assist in the discipline of student-athletes.
  • Coordinate recruiting efforts with the Athletic Academic Services Staff.
  • Coordinate scholarships with the Athletic Compliance Staff.
  • Assist in the management of the budget if applicable.
  • Assist in the coordination and management of team travel if applicable.
  • Assist in the completion of all necessary compliance documentation under the direction of the compliance office.

Campus/Community Communication
  • Serve as guest speaker at public events on behalf of MSU Athletics.
  • Recommend policies and procedures for the student-athlete handbook.
  • Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student-athletes.
  • Assist in the formulation of team and department fund-raising activities and promotional events.
  • Coordinate community service and MSU athletics-to-school programs under the direction of the Marketing and Promotions Office.
  • Administer day-to-day operations and staff of summer athletic camps and other “reach out” programs for school aged children, as directed by the head coach.
Other Duties
  • Be knowledgeable of NCAA and OVC rules.
  • Assist in planning a competitive schedule if applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As a member of the Murray State University Athletic Department, you shall comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations as provided in the NCAA Division I Manual. If you are found in violation of NCAA regulations, you shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Will be required to pass the NCAA off campus recruiting exam.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Have the ability to work well with students, faculty, community, and media.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills, organization skills, leadership skills, and good writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous collegiate coaching experience preferred.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) references

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by February 21, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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