Cross Country & Track Head Coach

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Position Summary: Head sports coaches serve as teachers within their sport, responsible to ensure their programs have an environment of learning and educational development while providing direction, leadership, and oversight of all coaching duties for their respective sports—including game scheduling within department guidelines; travel planning; practice planning; recruiting; scouting; game preparation; discipleship; student athletes’ experience, academic progress and deportment; oversight of assistant coaches; and other duties as assigned.


  • General oversight of the individual sport, including sustaining an environment of learning and educational development, developing his/her assistant coaching staff, volunteers, and general management of day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain a personal discipleship program that provides individual and/or small group discipleship for all members of his/her program.
  • Continue a nationally competitive NCCAA men’s and women’s cross country program and build a NCAA D3 men’s and women’s cross country program that is characterized by consistent individual and programmatic improvement and progressive competitiveness at the conference, regional, and national levels.
  • Develop a NCCAA/NCAA D3 men’s and women’s track program that is characterized by consistent individual and programmatic improvement and progressive competitiveness at the conference, regional, and national levels.
  • Scheduling of practices and events and the proper communication of those schedules to the parties involved.
  • Educational instruction and oversight of athlete development in all phases of the program, including pre-season, in-season and post-season workouts, skill development and strategy
  • Preparation and oversight of team budget in cooperation with the Athletics Office.
  • Support the athletic director in fundraising efforts for his/her program.
  • Support the assistant athletic director for communications and marketing related to engagment of constituent and community support- including camps.
  • Recruitment of qualified student athletes—which may require travel and overnight stays.
  • Coordination of travel plans and supervision of student athletes for away events.
  • Team preparation from beginning of the season through the last event, including meets qualified for in the NCAA/NCCAA.
  • Commitment to established NCAA/NCCAA and university rules compliance as well as ethical standards of behavior; keeping current on all policies, especially as they apply to eligibility and finances.
  • Complete all necessary eligibiliy and compliance paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Attend department and institutionally required meetings, services, and events.
  • Represent his/her specific sport at appropriate NCAA/NCCAA Coaches’ meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain team roster and annual competition schedule in compliance with NCAA/NCCAA and university guidelines.
  • Maintain a fair, unprecedented relationship with his/her athletes and have their physical welfare uppermost in his or her consideration at all times.
  • Maintain membership in appropriate professional associations and actively pursue continuing education in his or her field


  • Master’s degree preferred
  • College coaching and/or competitive experience preferred
  • Possess and communicate a Biblical worldview and integrate biblical principles into program
  • Exemplify a biblical role model for students and colleagues
  • Effective in oral and written communication
  • Professional in appearance and presentation
  • Evidence of ability to encourage, motivate, lead, instruct in righteousness, admonish and correct student-athletes on the basis of God's Word
  • Self-motivation and able to function with little supervision
  • Strong recruiting skills


Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
Required Experience: Fiver or more years related experience
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