Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach

Princeton, Mercer County
May 15, 2014
Position Summary: The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the role of the Head Coach of Men's Ice Hockey is to provide a quality varsity program which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes of a Division I program. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the responsibilities of the Head Coach of Men's Ice Hockey at Princeton University include, but are not limited to the following: * Coach Men's Ice Hockey in a substantive manner that is consistent with the educational mission of the University. * Engage in ethical and values-based coaching in order to develop the character and the skill of the University's student-athletes. * Possess a thorough knowledge of the game, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and a demonstrated ability to enhance player development. * Recruiting skills: ability to identify and successfully recruit student athletes within the framework of the University guidelines and policies. * Work effectively with administrators, the support staff, and other coaches and programs within the Department of Athletics. * Communicate effectively with various institutional constituencies (e.g., faculty, administration, students, parents, staff, alumni and friends) in order to strengthen programmatic integration with the University. * Effectively operate a Division I varsity Men's Ice Hockey program. * Continue the development and oversight of the Friends Group. * Adhere to Ivy League, ECAC and NCAA rules and regulations. The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Essential Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree * Successful background in coaching ice hockey, preferably at the collegiate and/or professional level. * Excellent organizational skills. * Good oral and written communication skills. * Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics. * Demonstrated organizational ability for practice, game management, and recruiting. * An understanding of the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, properly implemented, can play in the educational development of our student-athletes. * Successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within one month of hire. * Functional computer skills. * CPR, First Aid, and AED certification subsequent to the date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: * Advanced degree. * Ice hockey playing experience preferably at the collegiate and/or professional level.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.