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Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track

St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
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Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track

Department of Athletics

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of assistant cross country and track coach. The assistant coach will assist the university in meeting the specified goals of the mission statement and the athletic department through professional management of the cross country and track program. The goals are to 1) provide opportunities and support for SEU student-athletes to achieve academically and athletically at the highest level and provide programming and resources that help build life skills, 2) provide every opportunity for the cross country and track program to compete for Lone Star Conference Championships every year, 3) operate with quality and integrity in the athletic department's role as a focal point for school identity and spirit, 4) support the community through public service.

For consideration:

  • Baccalaureate degree, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or Exercise Science; Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • USATF Level 1/USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Certification or higher preferred.
  • At least 2-5 years coaching and/or running cross country/track; preferably at the NCAA level.
  • Background in coaching multi-events and/or sprints, hurdles, and jumps.
  • Strong background in recruiting.
  • Ability to successfully pass the NCAA recruiting examination within one month of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Basic familiarity, appreciation, and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the university, and the capacity to articulate that role and interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of athletics at SEU.
  • Highly motivated with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.
  • Possession of a valid unencumbered driver's license and the ability to travel both locally and nationally
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check is required.

Essential Responsibilities:

Assist head coach with coaching and administrative duties for the cross country and track programs.


  • Actively assist in the planning and direction of the overall practice strategy and individual training for the team. Aspects of practice to include:
    • instruct student-athletes in various event-specific techniques
    • instruct student-athletes in tactical strategies on a variety of events
    • instruct student-athletes through the use of film review; practice and competition
  • Make strategic decisions for competition situations for athletes in various events.
  • Travel nationwide for competition and recruiting.
  • Counsel student-athletes concerning academic progress.
  • Assist in the overall recruiting strategy and implementation of evaluating, identifying, and recruiting quality student-athletes; correspondence with prospective student-athletes, parents, recruiting coordinators, and club coaches.


  • Assist with keeping stats during practices and competitions.
  • Ability to calculate and navigate statistical data for feedback and coaching decisions
  • Assist with equipment purchase and organization.
  • Assist with camp operations and fundraising.
  • Assist in oversight of team travel keeping budget considerations in mind.
  • Chronicle and report NCAA-required data to the athletic compliance office.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - (Health Savings Account Available)



Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts Available

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

Community Service Leave

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items. In your cover letter, please describe 1) your coaching philosophy. No Calls Please.

Mission Integration Statement:

St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational, and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty, and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities, and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.


We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2024046



St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

  • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
  • 18 Average class size
  • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
  • 7 Graduate degree programs
  • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
  • 4,620 Students enrolled
  • 4,023 Undergraduate students
  • 54 Countries represented

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Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

  • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
  • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

  • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

  • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

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