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Assistant Coach, Track/Cross Country

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 495936
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Men's Cross Country

Requested Start Date:

August 13, 2022

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and team schedule

Job Summary:

The Assistant Track/Cross Country Coach provides administrative, instructional, and recruiting support services under the direction of the head coach.

Employment in this position is contingent upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA and Conference affiliation.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the head coach in the day-to-day administration including planning practice sessions, conducting practice drills during workouts, supervising athlete weight training programs and skill development, as well as attending during home and away contests.
  • Prepares, plans, conducts, and evaluates practice sessions, as directed.
  • Teaches advanced level skills and game strategies.
  • Instructs individuals and groups of players specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season.
  • Teaches player-to-player defense and offense, progressions and drills during daily practice time.
  • Scouts future opponents by film, watching games, and/or telephone reports. Retrieves video tapes of future opponents to develop scouting reports in order to provide consultation and expert advice to head coach and team members.
  • Recruits student athletes in assigned territory. Negotiates scholarship offers with prospects as authorized.
  • Exhibits good judgment in advising and counseling student athletes about academics and athletics issues. Serves as a mentor to help athletes resolve academic and non-academic issues.
  • Exhibits leadership, professional behavior, and tact when dealing with student athletes, parents, administration and University staff.
  • Assists in coordinating and overseeing campus visits by prospective athletes.
  • Adheres to the NCAA ethics and conduct requirements. Refers to NCAA, Conference and University manuals, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of good working relationships with all athletic staff members and student-athletes through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, respect for the competencies of others, and appropriate conflict resolution behavior.
  • Identifies and participates in resolution of departmental/institutional problems.
  • Maintains contact with University staff, University faculty, students, alumni, vendors, civic organizations or groups, other universities and other organizations.
  • Travels for recruiting, contests, and speaking arrangements.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • minimum two (2) years’ experience as an athlete, coach or athletic administrator

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Nov 10 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Apr 03 2023 Central Daylight Time


Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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