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Assistant Coach - Men's Lacrosse

SUMMARY

Mercyhurst University places a special emphasis on the teaching component of coaching positions.  Participation in sport at Mercyhurst University builds on the important lessons students learn in the classroom.  Mercyhurst views athletics as an extension and important part of the education and teaching mission of the University.  Student-athletes are learning teamwork, ethics, discipline, and skill sets that will enhance their ability to succeed after leaving the University.  The “teaching” of one’s sport and the related lessons that accompany participation in athletics are the primary and central functions of each coaching position at Mercyhurst University. 

The Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for initiating various aspects of the program, such as recruiting, scheduling opponents, and training squad members. The Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Mercyhurst University, the PSAC and NCAA.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, train, and coach members of the lacrosse program
  • Coordinate total development and promotion of the program
  • Organize and schedule practice sessions
  • Perform administrative tasks including budget formulation
  • Represent Mercyhurst University the lacrosse program in a professional manner
  • Assist in fundraising efforts
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations is required.
  • Three to five years collegiate coaching experience including effective leadership, communication, coaching and recruiting skills is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current Act 153 Child Abuse clearances are required

 

Qualified candidates can submit their resume/application to:

Mercyhurst University

501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546

Attn: Human Resources

 

Mercyhurst is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.