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Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Work Week

Flexible to meet program needs. | Paid by stipend.

Position Summary

The responsibilities of an Assistant Coach include creating strategies for the team, instructing the players, and providing mentorship. To be successful you should have solid knowledge of basketball and its rules, be able to develop winning strategies, and have good communication skills.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • A sound, committed educational philosophy that includes a strong understanding of and commitment to overall student development in academic, personal, athletic and other areas
  • Prior experience or a demonstrated ability to successfully:
  • Assist, as directed by the head coach, in attracting/recruiting a talented roster of participants to include a combination of H.S. event, practice, campus and/or home visits, using technology and other successful recruitment methods. An expectation that recruits’ academic history, character, background, ability, financial/family support, commitment etc. will become known and result in a successful experience at our institution
  • Assist with orientation of athletes to MCC and the sports program
  • Understand and commit to appropriate and safe athlete conditioning activities. (Conditioning is not to be perceived as disciplinary)
  • Knowledge and ability to instruct athletes in fundamental and advanced college-level techniques as appropriate. Excellent teaching ability and an understanding of the different learning styles of students
  • Assist with retention and advancement of players with concentration on academic, athletic and personal growth and success
  • Scout opponents in those sports having this as a normal expectation
  • Assist head coach, students/parents with four year placement activities
  • Review all practices, facilities and conditions on a regular basis to reduce liability and potentially negative consequences
  • Assist with a planned schedule of academic support, academic progress monitoring and follow-up on student-athletes, as directed by the head coach
  • Assist head coach with developing strong and positive media relations along with the reporting of scores, prior to media deadlines, on the date of every home and away event. Seek and/or recommend feature stories to the head coach
  • Assist head coach with regular departmental, conference, regional, and/or national: polls, requests, results reporting, web sites, statistics, play-off rosters and team and individual photos etc., as directed
  • As directed, assist head coach with things like planning travel arrangements, advances, submitting expense reports with receipt documentation (within the month that the advance was used), transportation, advance travel itineraries for multi-day trips etc
  • A commitment to planned and self-directed orientation activities as well as staff development e.g. attending coaching clinics, CPR and AED certification sessions.
  • Attending conference and regional seeding, all-conference and/or other like meetings as a substitute for the head coach or as directed or needed.
  • Attract, assist with other staff/student volunteer(s) to enhance the program
  • A current personal and professional situation that, for the successful candidate, will allow for a typical availability of at least two years in the position
  • Contribute to schedule development, if directed, in cooperation with the director and/or head coach
  • A willingness to perform/assist with fund-raising activities, as necessary, to enhance a sport-specific program, per best practices for that sport e.g. funding for overnight/tournament/spring travel/trips
  • An understanding of community relations and activities that contribute to the department and college mission’s. Excellent friend-raising capabilities
  • High ethical and moral character along with a personal code of conduct conducive to representing a college-level, public educational institution and expecting athletes to model those positive behaviors.
  • An expectation of staying within guidelines, rules, policies and procedures established by the NJCAA, Region IV, the ISC Conference, MCC and other supervisory or oversight organizations. Expecting athletes to do the same
  • Attendance at coaching staff meetings, as requested
  • To enhance college/community relations and connectivity, oversee/assist with internal and/or external outreach and enhancement activities that may include such things as special events, summer activities, sports leagues, tournaments, fundraisers, open gym, camps, clinics etc.
  • An ability to successfully work independently and in cooperation with other coaches, athletic, institutional and other staff. Earning the respect of opponents
  • The ability to positively motivate a team and individuals. To have student-athletes, individually and collectively reach their potential. To support and assist with college and/or community volunteer activities.
  • A good driving record and completion of driver safety training (to be confirmed by the Office of Physical Facilities), to allow for the driving of college and/or rental vehicles. Following procedures as set forth for driving vehicles, by the Physical Facilities Office. Monitoring seat belt usage by travelers
  • Basic computer skills/access to include: e-mail, current e-mail address, statistics and other job-specific/technology related skills, strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. Assist with practice organization
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED either prior to employment or as part of post-hiring MCC staff development. To insure that appropriate paperwork and documentation is filed on athletes who become injured when under supervision
  • A strong, pre-existing connection to the geographical area known as McHenry County, is preferred
  • Involvement in Club, AAU, Travel teams and other like athletic entities, a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or the head coach
  • Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two years work experience in sports or recreation administration or related environment
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED or obtain prior to employment; Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license/clean driving record
  • Knowledge about college athletics/sports
  • Organization


    As a leading community college and an integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, McHenry County College (MCC) is dedicated to upholding a policy of open admissions, a comprehensive program of educational offerings, and maintenance of an informal and engaging student-oriented learning environment.

    Thrive in a dedicated and innovative team environment. Enjoy a rewarding career with generous benefits. Qualified applicants who are committed to excellence are encouraged to apply.

    At a Glance

    • provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.
    • also offers free adult education.
    • promotes a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career and personal goals close to home at an affordable price.

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