Head Men's Basketball Coach

University of New Hampshire

Job Description

Operating Title

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Long Classification Title


Campus Location



UNH Athletics Men's Basketball

Summary of Position

Administer a Division I program in the sport of basketball consistent with the policies of the University of New Hampshire, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the America East Conference, and other appropriate organizations or governing bodies.

The Head Men’s Basketball Coach will be responsible for facilitating the academic, athletic, and overall growth of every Men’s Basketball student-athlete, consistent with the Department of Athletics goal of providing an outstanding student-athlete experience. Additionally, this individual, will work closely with the Men’s Basketball Sport Administrator and Director of Athletics to continually assess and elevate the program’s status in the areas of academics, recruiting, staffing, budget tracking and reporting, equipment ordering, marketing/public relations, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, NCAA and conference rules compliance, alumni engagement, fundraising, and facility management.

Acceptable minimum level of education


Acceptable minimum years of experience

5-7 years

Additional Job Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and policies.
  • 5 years of collegiate coaching experience.
  • Experience teaching basketball skills, recruiting strong classes of student-athletes, and coaching successful teams.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and promote an inclusive work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes, staff, University personnel, parents, and supporters.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and lead a Division I athletic team.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Network of contacts in primary recruiting areas
  • Division I head coaching experience

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
For full consideration, please apply using this link: unh.mbb@dhrglobal.com

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Percent Time Information (FTE)




EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?


Interested Internal Candidates Exist?


Job Category

Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type


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Plan, organize and direct all activities involved or associated with a Division I men’s basketball program.
Plan and administer all practice and game related activities.
Hire and supervise full-time assistant coaches and support staff, with responsibility for their performance, professional growth, and compliance with University, NCAA, and conference policies and rules.


Develop and monitor the academic progress of students through GPAs, graduation rates and APR scores.
Recruit prospective student-athletes of character who can develop and thrive academically and athletically at the University of New Hampshire.
Work with strength and conditioning staff to develop a program suitable for Men’s Basketball student-athletes.
Work alongside Athletic Trainers and other trained/licensed professionals to ensure the physical health, safety, and mental well-being of student-athletes.
Process financial aid recommendations as appropriate for the men’s basketball program.
Monitor the admission process for incoming student-athletes with the Office of Admissions.
Purchase and coordinate equipment along with assigned Equipment Manager.


Develop, track, manage, and be fiscally responsible for the sport budget, including fundraising and gift funds.
Represent the men’s basketball program to outside constituencies (media, civic groups, alumni, donors, campus departments, student groups, etc.).
Assist in the identification of career outreach opportunities for student-athletes.
Engage the Wildcat Men’s Basketball alumni and supporters locally and across the country through a systematic communication process along with the help of the Sports Administrator and Athletics Development staff.
Participate in friend- and fundraising activities as requested by the Director of Athletics and/or Athletics Development staff.


Conduct the men’s basketball program in accordance with all NCAA and conference rules, including attendance at compliance meetings, appropriate record keeping for recruiting and playing/practice seasons, monitoring eligibility of student-athletes in the program, and assisting in the education of student-athletes about NCAA and conference rules.
Participate in departmental activities, including service on committees and attendance at all scheduled required meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned by Athletics Administration.

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