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Head Men's Basketball Coach
DATE:   11/1/2019
JOB TITLE:   Head Men's Basketball Coach
JOB CLASS:   Admin
JOB STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Gallagher Center
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   President
SALARY:   225,000-230,000


Under general supervision, the Head Men's Basketball Coach coordinates all aspects of the operation of Niagara University Division I Men's Basketball program.


  • Supervise and coach men's basketball coaches and programs under the regulations of the university, the NCAA and the MAAC;
  • Provide academic and personal support;
  • Instruct student athletes in athletic matters;
  • Recruit students for men's basketball programs;
  • Responsible for administrative duties such as maintain budget, hire, lead and supervise personnel under his/her direction;
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of marketing strategies and in the promotion of the men's basketball team;
  • Serve as public figure for university, handling public speaking, personal appearance and media interview responsibilities
  • Engage with on and off campus communities in order to build support for the men’s basketball program.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Considered Essential Personnel whose physical presence is required on campus and must also be prepared to address those functions remotely (from off-campus) as needed when operations are restricted or the campus is closed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


30%    Supervise and coach men's basketball coaches and programs; instruct student athletes in methods and strategies.  Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations.

25%    Recruit student athletes for men's basketball program.

15%    Provide academic and personal support.

15%    Maintain budget and other administrative duties.  Consistently lead and supervise all employees who report to this position and write a minimum of one performance review annually for each employee at a time recommended by human resources.

15%    Public appearances and media responsibilities.


  1. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Strong knowledge of basketball coaching techniques and the ability to effectively communicate those techniques to the student athletes.
  3. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to use those techniques effectively for men's basketball programs.
  4. Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  5. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays including both individual and group travel.
  6. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.
  7. Ability to travel when necessary.


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


  1. Bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. A minimum of three years’ professional coaching experience in a college/university setting.
  3. A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.  

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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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