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Basketball Coach

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA

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

Job Details

Job Details

Position Type: Staff

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Shift: Part time

Description JOB PURPOSE:

The Basketball Coach for Club Sports will provide sport supervision, mentorship, and competitive decision-making for the student members of the University of Lynchburg Club Basketball Team, which is a student-led organization. Weeks will vary depending on game schedule and traveling, and can range from 2-3 hours a week to 5-8 hours a week.


Club Sports Program

    Hold tryouts alongside the club’s officers to determine team roster

    Oversee and plan weekly practices for team

    Educate players on the fundamentals of the sport

    Encourage ownership of the team by club members, as each club is a student-led organization

Team Management

    Work with the officers of the club to organize the team and their responsibilities

    Meet with the Campus Recreation department often to discuss performance of the club


    Help to transport team to games and tournaments that are away from University of Lynchburg campus

    Serve as chaperone for trips to help guide students on away trips

Physical Training

    Provide encouragement to club members to train outside of practice times

    Understanding of athletic focus and practices needed to safely lead a team


University administered vehicles, basketball equipment, fitness equipment (when in fitness centers)


Excellent written and communication skills required.


The functions of this position are a mix of sitting and some significant amounts of walking or standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting or carrying may be required. As schedules for programs and events may occur after 5 p.m. and on weekends, schedules will be adjusted accordingly.

Must have a valid driver’s license and means of communication (i.e., phone, computer, email).


    2-3 Years Coaching Basketball at a competitive level

    Experience working with College Students


Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Recreation, or related field.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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