Head Volleyball Coach


Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) an NCAA Division II and proud member of the South Atlantic Conference, seeks qualified candidates for its head women’s volleyball coach vacancy. This position directs the development, organization and management of all phases of the women’s volleyball program. Recruiting, retaining, and graduating qualified student-athletes, as well as applying effective coaching, mentoring techniques, and player development strategies that result in successful competition is the primary purpose in this position.

Duties and tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the volleyball program in the planning, organizing and coaching of the team; ensure compliance with the university, conference, and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Direct the volleyball staff and team in the preparation of analyses of opposing teams; analyze meet statistics and technical data of opponents and prepare match strategy accordingly.
  • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with University administration and faculty for resolution of problems when necessary.
  • Assign geographical areas to and supervise the women’s volleyball staff in the strategic recruitment of new players; determine recipients of women’s volleyball scholarships in accordance with University admissions policies.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, merit recommendations, and promotions.
  • Study, evaluate, and implement training innovations in women’s volleyball strategy, equipment, and facilities.
  • Represent the Lenoir-Rhyne University athletic department in professional, civic and alumni events.
  • Develop and execute a fundraising strategy in coordination with the Director of the Bears Club to increase revenues to enhance the student-athlete experience.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, as assigned by university administration, if mutually agreeable.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Collegiate level coaching experience with a demonstrated understanding of NCAA DII Rules with a preference for head coaching experience
  • Demonstration of successful collegiate recruiting experience
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop a culture of excellence
  • Strong communication skills

While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application and a Resume (including the names and addresses of three references) below. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The university’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at: http://www.lr.edu/about.) Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions or inquiries regarding the position or the search process should be directed to Kim Pate, Vice President for Athletics at kim.pate@lr.edu.

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with 53 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LR enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth. Additionally, LR awards more than $22 million in merit scholarships, and nearly 99 percent of our students are awarded financial aid. LR’s main campus is located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town with a population of over 40,000, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also located in Columbia. The LR community strives to support an inclusive campus that promotes a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment. LR students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 clubs and student organizations designed to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility, and accountability and to engage students in active service to the world. Known as the Bears, the University’s athletic teams have been a longstanding source of pride and a vital part of student life. LR’s NCAA Division II athletic program includes 22 intercollegiate athletic teams, 11 for men and 11 for women, which compete in the South Atlantic Conference.

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOA/AA employer under all applicable civil rights law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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