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Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
DATE:   3/7/2013
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   Business Affairs

Under general supervision, the Assistant Coach of the Men’s Soccer program assists the head coach in all aspects of conducting a Division I men’s soccer program.


·            Assists the head men’s soccer coach in the development and management of the soccer program under the regulations of the university, the NCAA and MAAC.

·            Supervises student-athletes in practice, and during travel.

·            Assists in the monitoring of the weight training and conditional program.

·            Assists in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.

·            Assists in the preparation of recruiting letters; contacts prospective student-athletes; prepares mailings and evaluates prospects.

·            Performs scouting, travel planning, practice planning, meal planning, and scheduling.

·            Equipment distribution, game preparation, filing, report preparation (NCAA compliance), laundering uniforms, organizing community service events, etc.

·            Instructs student-athletes in the athletic program.

·            Assists in the organization of team community service projects

·            Takes over all necessary duties performed by the Head Coach in his/her absence. This includes the planning and running of practice and game coaching.

·            Faculty and staff are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential and proprietary information (including but not limited to: student personal information, student grades, employee personal information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. If a faculty or staff member has a question about the confidentiality of a particular matter, he/she should consult their supervisor. Any violation of this rule shall subject the faculty/staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment. Please refer to your Employee Guide for the University’s complete statement on complete statement on confidentiality.

·            Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


45%     Assists the head men’s soccer coach in the development and management of the soccer program under the regulations of the university, the NCAA and MAAC; monitor academics, supervises practice of student-athletes; implements the weight training program.

30%     Recruits, calls and writes prospects, prepares mailings and evaluates prospects, assists during campus visits; performs scouting, travel planning, practice planning, meal planning, and scheduling.

10%     Oversees academic progress such as evaluating progress reports; running study hall, assisting with class schedules, etc.

10%     Equipment distribution, game preparation, filing, report preparation (NCAA compliance), laundering uniforms, ordering of equipment, etc.

 5%     Assists in the coordination of Community Service projects performed by the Men’s Soccer Team and Coaching staff.

  1. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  2. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  3. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: typewriter (if applicable) and/or computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  4. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  5. Knowledge of and conformity to NCAA rules and regulations. 
  6. Working knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  7. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.
  8.  Successful completion of NCAA recruiting exam within one year of start.


The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a typewriter and/or computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movement. This position requires traveling. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


1)     Bachelor degree required.

2)      A minimum of three to five years of experience performing similar tasks is required.

3)   Valid driver’s license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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