Head Men's Soccer Coach

McMurry University Abilene, TX

About the Job

Job Description
The head men's soccer coach will be responsible for all aspects of running a competitive NCAA Division III program.

The major/essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions which, are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

  • Build a positive culture: intentionally add value to the team, department and university culture; collaborates with colleagues, team, and University officials in order to achieve department and University goals; brings a contagious attitude and leads with positivity, optimism, and belief.

  • Recruiting: identifies prospective scholar-athletes qualified for admission to McMurry University; effectively communicates with prospective scholar-athletes; effectively communicates and coordinates recruitment efforts with McMurry's Office of Admissions.

  • Coaching/Scholar-Athlete Experience: demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to develop sport skills, and strategies; promotes scholar-athlete welfare and provides appropriate mentoring to scholar-athletes and assistant coach in a Christ-centered setting.

  • Program Administration: operates within all University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA III guidelines; schedules practices; maintains inventory of equipment, uniforms, and supplies; carry out team travel according to established policies and procedures; effectively communicates within the Department and with University community on matters pertaining to the men's soccer program.

  • Supervision: identifies, hires, trains and evaluates assistant coach, ensures that assistant coach adheres to all University, American Southwest Conference and NCAA III guidelines.

    1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.

    2. Ability to recruit outstanding scholar-athletes to a strong academic environment with a Christian mission.

    3. Two to three years' experience in coaching soccer at the college level or significant experience coaching at the high school or club level, or equivalent required and/or collegiate playing experience.

    4. Ability to effectively teach and coach scholar-athletes in a Christ-centered setting.

    5. A commitment to being a positive role model and leader to the team as well as an excellent communicator.

    6. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.

    Interested applicants should send resumes to ferguson.sam@mcm.edu and officially apply here .