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Head Coach, Men's Soccer

Employer
Hagerstown Community College
Location
Hagerstown, MD
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SUMMARY

The Head Coach position is responsible for running all aspects of a college sports team/program. Responsibilities include: recruitment, practice management, game management, academic monitoring and fundraising. Hagerstown Community College participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.

Please note, this is a temporary, part-time position.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

A. The Head Coach reports directly to and is responsible to Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Leisure Studies.

B. The position provides supervision to student athletes, the Assistant Coach(s) and game personnel (manager, statistician).

C. The Head Coach coordinates most closely with the Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Leisure Studies and the Dean of Student Affairs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Oversee all aspects of athletic program development

1. Works within HCC’s and the Athletic Department’s policies and procedures to accomplish goals.


2. Demonstrate values of a life-long learner and focuses on student success academically before team success.


3. Recruit student athletes from HCC’s service area who are capable of benefiting from a community college education and collegiate athletic program.

a. Assess the physical abilities, academic background and personal character of the high school senior athletes in HCC’s service area.


b. Initiate personal contact with the high school coaches and each athlete.


4. Monitor academic progress and participation in an academic support program for student athletes.


5. Develop an understanding of student financial aid options and partner with the financial aid department to obtain updates that may impact player eligibility.


6. Conduct well-organized practices and provide for the physical conditioning and skill training for each athlete.


7. Develop, with the support of the Athletic Director, a relationship with faculty to communicate and interact in appropriate manner to ensure student success


8. Submit all paperwork in a timely fashion such as physicals, rosters, fundraising requests, etc.


9. Responsible for the selection of Assistant Coaches who reflect the College’s core values and conduct standards


10. Assist athletes in transferring to a four-year institution in cooperation with the Coordinator of Academic Advising.


11. Work with ARCC staff on the distribution and collection of equipment.


12. Attend all coaches meetings within the college. Attend any meetings scheduled for the sport that relate to the MD JUCO or the NJCAA Region XX.


13. Serve as a positive role model for student athletes.


14. Use the dedicated service approach and maintain a high level of respect, tact, and courtesy in dealing with student athletes, other coaching staffs, officials, college staff members and members of the community.


15. Be familiar with College polices and have professional knowledge of the employee, student, and student worker handbooks and the academic and college calendars.


16. Possess good work habits, such as punctuality, attendance, dependability, cooperation and enthusiasm.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must have an earned college degree, coaching experience at the high school, club/or college for a minimum of 5 years. Demonstrated ability to raise funds for scholarships and travel. Demonstrated ability to recruit student athletes who will benefit from Hagerstown Community College’s strong academic programs.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent communication skills; ability to handle both themselves and the student athletes in an appropriate manner which is in line with college expectations; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with administrative staff, deans, faculty, coaches, student athletes and the general public

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

All coaches will be required to take the NJCAA Handbook/Casebook exam at the beginning of each season. The test will measure the coach’s knowledge of NJCAA eligibility and sport policies and procedures.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The working conditions includes a certain degree of discomfort and unpleasantness working outside in certain weather conditions and other external and/or internal environments, as well as some office work. The position requires a degree of physical effort and possessing strength, agility, and physical effort carrying out duties as assigned and resulting in noticeable fatigue. The Coach with be evaluated on an annual bases to monitor student athlete academic performance and class attendance. The evaluation includes the success of the team as well as the academic progress of all players regarding course completion and class attendance. Additionally, graduation rates and transfer rates will also be assessed.

Organization

Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.

 

HCC employs approximately 540 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
240-500-2585
Location
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown
MD
21742
United States
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