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Head Coach – Women's Basketball Coach
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Date Posted 06/24/2022
Salary Per contract -  
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Head Coach – Women's Basketball Coach


Athletics, Intramurals, & Recreation

FLSA Status


Job Type


Employee Type

Part Time

Hiring Range

Per contract

Work Year


Typical Work Schedule

Flexible schedule to meet program needs

Bargaining Unit Eligibility


Work Week


Work Week-Other Information

Flexible schedule to meet program needs

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please view our Athletics page at www.mchenry.edu/athletics

Certifications: Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED or obtain prior to employment; Valid Driver’s License – please attach certification documents in the additional documents section

Position Introduction

The Head Coach is expected to work as a team-player and coordinate all aspects of the program. Recruitment and retention of student-athletes in this program will be essential to this position. The Head Coach is also accountable for supporting the mission, goals, and objectives of the program and college.

Position Summary

The Head Coach is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective and competitive program. Duties include recruiting, coaching, organizing, and planning both game and practice strategies, scheduling, and fundraising.

Reports to

Director of Athletics

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

· Assist with the growth and expansion of current retention & success initiatives for athletes and remain within guidelines, rules, policies and procedures established by the NJCAA, Region IV, the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference, MCC and other supervisory or oversight organizations.
· Attract/recruit a talented roster of participants to include a combination of high school event, practice, campus and/or home visits, using technology-based and other successful recruitment methods. An expectation that recruits’ academic history, character, background, ability, financial/family support, commitment etc. will be definitively known and result in a successful experience at our institution.
· Assist with orientation of athletes to MCC and the sports program
· Recommend talented and qualified student-athletes for tuition waivers and Letters of Intent
· Perform safe athlete conditioning activities.
· Retain and advance players with concentration on academic, athletic and personal growth and success
· Scout opponents in those sports having this as a normal expectation
· Assist students/parents with placement activities to four year colleges
· Review all practices, facilities and conditions on a regular basis to reduce liability and potentially negative consequences
· Build and maintain strong working relationships with various student & academic affairs areas of the college to facilitate the education & personal development of new/continuing student athletes
· Contribute to schedule development, as directed, in cooperation with the director and/or program assistant
· Assist with workshops and seminars on topics for the retention and success of student athletes
· Insure that appropriate injury report paperwork and documentation is filed on athletes who become injured
· File end of season, records, honors/awards and other related reports as directed.
· Organize and carry out an end-of-season team recognition/social activity
· Act as a liaison between students and faculty.
· Develop community contacts for facilitating student referrals.
· Attend athletic competitions
· Make budget recommendations to the Director of Athletics
· Participate in the study hall component to the student academic success plan
· Coordinate the electronic teacher feedback/student monitoring system to help us get a handle on the support needs of the students during the semester and develop intervention strategies for success
· Gain an understanding of athlete’s academic history, financial aid requirements, workload and personal/family situations as appropriate
· Develop and maintain strong and positive media relations along with the reporting of scores, prior to media deadlines, on the date of every home and away event. Seeking and/or recommending feature stories to media or college personnel
· Contribute to regular departmental, conference, regional, and/or national: polls, requests, results reporting, web sites, statistical input, play-off rosters, team and individual photos etc.
· Perform and/or coordinate with the program assistant, administrative travel responsibilities in a timely manner e.g. planning travel arrangements, advances, submitting expense reports with receipt documentation (within the month that the advance was used), transportation, advance travel itineraries for multi-day trips etc.
· Follow supply and purchase request procedures to include budget requests, remain within the budget, price comparisons and using/relaying specific details when requesting initiation of a purchase order
· Attend conference and regional seeding, all-conference and/or other like meetings, to include individual pre-season, in-season, post-season as well as at annual MCC group coaching staff meeting(s)
· Enhance college/community relations and connectivity, oversee internal and/or external outreach and enhancement activities that may include such things as: special events, summer activities, sports leagues, tournaments, fundraisers, open gym, camps, clinics etc.
· Additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
· Coaching experience of at least three years, preferably as a head coach at the college, high school varsity or similar competitive level
· Experience working with athletes, diverse or at-risk populations required
· A strong, pre-existing connection to the geographical area known as McHenry County, is preferred
· Involvement in Club, AAU, Travel teams and other like sports entities, a plus.

Required Education

High School graduate or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications

• Coaching experience and/or playing of at least three years, preferably college, high school varsity
• Experience working with athletes, diverse or at-risk populations required
• Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Skills and Specifications

· Commitment to educational philosophy that includes a strong understanding of and commitment to overall student development in academic, personal, athletic and other areas
· Commitment to initiate and/or actively assist with a planned schedule of academic support activities, academic progress monitoring and follow-up on student-athletes
· Strong ability to attract, recommend, train, delegate to, mentor and oversee an assistant coach (if applicable) and other staff/student volunteer(s) to enhance the program
· Commitment to planned and self-directed orientation activities as well as staff development e.g. attending coaching clinics, CPR and AED certification sessions
· Willingness to coordinate fund-raising activities, as necessary, to enhance a sport-specific program, per best practices for that sport e.g. additional travel/trips, enhancing supply/apparel/equipment budgets
· Possess an understanding of community relations and activities that contribute to the department and college mission
· High ethical and moral character along with a personal code of conduct
· Must have a commitment to creating an ideal living/learning environment
· Ability to serve program participants in a bias-free manner
· An ability to successfully work independently and in cooperation with other coaches, athletic, institutional and other staff. Earning the respect of opponents
· Possess a good driving record and the viewing and signing off on the driver safety training (to be confirmed by the Business Services Department), to allow for the driving of college and/or rental vehicles. Following procedures as set forth for driving vehicles, by the Business Services Department. Monitoring seat belt usage by travelers
· Possess basic computer skills/access to include: e-mail, current e-mail address, statistics and other job-specific technology related skills, strongly preferred
· Strong organizational and communication skills to include excellent and planned practice organization
· Knowledge and ability to instruct athletes in fundamental and advanced college-level techniques as appropriate. Excellent teaching techniques and an understanding of the different learning styles of students
· The ability to positively motivate a team and individuals. To have student-athletes, individually and collectively reach their potential. To seek opportunities for the team and/or participants to perform at least one college and/or community volunteer activity annually
· Knowledge of career options and experience with the career exploration process.
· Experience in the administration and interpretation of vocational interest inventories, aptitude/achievement testing and other counseling tools preferred
· An ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues
· Commitment and respect for diversity
· Understanding of and commitment to community college mission and students
· Ability to operate motor vehicle and lift up to 50 pounds unassisted safely.
· Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills and abilities of the position


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