Employment Description

Assistant Men's Hockey Coach
Date Posted 09/25/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities
The Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach is partially responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes for the men's hockey program as well as assisting in the overall management and development of the program. This position typically recruits for a roster of approximately 28-32 student-athletes and is expected to produce a team which competes in the top half of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In addition, the other portion of the position will entail instruction in physical education classes and other duties as necessary and applicable to qualifications.
Coaches within the athletic department fulfill the Lasallian mission of the University through their daily interactions with students. Coaches are teachers of student-athletes on and off the field of competition and form lasting relationships with student-athletes, allowing for mentorship athletically, academically, spiritually, and personally. In addition, coaches contribute to the university priorities through their attention to mission, teaching and learning, recruitment and retention of students, fundraising and budget control, and visibility/communication with internal and external constituencies. 
Essential Skills and Abilities
Direct responsibilities for this position include:
  • Specific skill development in accordance with the applicant’s background.
  • Secondary position specific skill development as assigned by the head coach.
  • Evaluation of prospective student athletes through showcase and game coverage.
  • Assist program with all phases of competitive NCAA compliant recruiting.
  • Assist with monitoring academic progress of all student-athletes on the team, in connection with the coaching staff, compliance coordinator and athletic director.
  • Execute practice and game planning/evaluation, including video coordination and breakdown.
  • Assist with all camp offerings, including planning, advertising, organization, and instruction.
  • Assist with office organizational needs.
  • Develop and implement an on-going professional development plan as it relates to coaching in general, recruiting, and any assigned specialty area.
  • Comfortable working nights, weekends, and holidays.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Significant collegiate-level playing experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success coaching college or varsity high school hockey a plus. 
  • Proven college recruiting experience a plus. 
  • NCAA Division III hockey background preferred but not mandatory. 
  • A valid driver’s license with a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer is required.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references
Application Review Date 10/09/2017
Starting Date 10/30/2017
Contact Bill Moore
Contact Email wmoore@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 10 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.