Assistant Mens Basketball Coach

Date Posted
June 10, 2022
Job Description

Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. This is an eleven-month full-time benefitted position. The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the Head Coach in all phases of Men’s Basketball program.  The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach will provide support to the head coach focused in the areas of recruiting, scouting and developing and executing social media content.  The Assistant will be responsible for involvement in current and future leadership program. administrative assistance and on-court coaching.    Additional duties will include but not limited to skill development, academic advising, mentoring, home game management duties, organizing team travel including team meals on the road, one on one and group instruction, summer camps/clinics, equipment inventories, developing alumni contacts, as well as a secondary assignment within the department.

It is also expected that the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach embrace the department mission of supporting the academic mission of the university, developing student-athletes as contributors to the greater community, creating opportunities for competitive success, leading student-athletes to understand what it is like to be part of something greater than oneself.  A secondary assignment in the athletic department will be required as well as other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Previous successful coaching experience
  • Familiarity in recruiting collegiate student-athletes
  • Articulated commitment to the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and to adhering to all rules and regulations of Ohio Wesleyan University, the North Coast Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.  
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Student-centered focus 
  • CPR, First Aid and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Ability to articulate the role that athletics plays in a rigorous academic collegiate setting and the importance of academic endeavors of student athletes
  • Successful coaching experience at the college or university level
  • Successful recruiting experience at the college or university level, with ability to identify and attract outstanding students and players
  • Experience exhibiting the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and adhering to all rules and regulations of Ohio Wesleyan University, the North Coast Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.    
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to actively foster a respectful, positive environment that welcomes all persons.
  • An appreciation for and willingness to engage with the mission and aims of OWU.

Completed application packets will include:

1)   Cover Letter

2)   Resume or Curriculum Vitae


Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits.

As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor.

NOTE: Employment sponsorship is not available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be process.