Stratford University

Head Athletics Coach - Women's Soccer

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 11:57 AM)
Job ID
Newport News
United States

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”   Visit our University blog at




The Cardinal’s Coaches are expected to expand the lessons of the classroom on the court, and on the field. Coaches are expected to teach our student athletes important life lessons to round out their Stratford University education including commitment,  work ethic, ability to be coached, good sportsmanship, being a team player, discipline, and community involvement.  Stratford University Cardinal head coaches will have the overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the athletic team. They are responsible for instilingl Stratford values into our student athletes,  managing all aspects of training, assisting the Athlete Director in creating a schedule appropriate for our Student Athletes and the overall responsibility for recruiting each class to the University. The Head Coach will also hold the reasonability of  ensuring student athletes meet their course requirements, maintain appropriate grade point averages, while being competitive and a good representation of Stratford on and off the field. We look for individuals who are organized, eager to teach through athletics, value driven, inspirational, and passionate about the role of athletics in a University setting, effective communicators, and having the ability to expand their athletic programs on a national level through living the Stratford Culture.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Recruit Student-Athletes including calling prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school and junior college players, and maintaining an accurate records database for Eligibility Requirements set forth by the USCAA and/or NJCAA
  • Works cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department and Campus Leadership, attends department meetings and activities, and always represents the University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public.
  • Meet with High School and Junior College Coaches to present Stratford University
  • Meet with Parents to present the benefits of Stratford University
  • Ensure Student-Athletes and their parents go through the Admissions and Financial Aid process
  • Keep track of Student-Athlete Attendance and Academic Performance
  • Meet Student-Athlete Retention standards set forth by the University
  • Organize and create athletic schedules
  • Assume responsibility for constant care of equipment and facilities
  • Supervise all terms in the specific sport coached
  • Organize and schedule practice sessions on a regular basis to develop the athlete’s greatest potential
  • Conduct himself/herself and his/her teams in an ethical manner during practice and
  • Contests
  • Report a summary of all contests and provide any publicity information that would promote the program and athletes
  • Maintain records of team and individual accomplishments
  • Attend all Mandatory Coaches Meetings and Conference Meetings
  • Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies, and uniforms as need demands
  • Maintain accurate inventory/records of the equipment a report at the end of each season o the Athletic Director
  • Enforces discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times, and establishes and oversees penalties for breach of such standards by individual students
  • Exercise good judgment in protecting positive coaching behavior. Maintains (teams) proper conduct during practice and traveling, as well as playing


The Skills:


  • Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the university, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and/or the National Junior College Athletic Association
  • A proven record in following directives and being responsible for tasks which have been assigned.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed.
  • Ability to attend seminars, meetings and other professional development opportunities
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
  • Knowledge of management methods and ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility and provide direct training and supervision as needed.
  • Ability to apply budgeting and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively - orally, by phone, in person, and in writing
  • Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment


Required Education and Experience:


  • Former Student-Athlete in chosen sports area
  • Prior Coaching Experience at Club, High School or Collegiate level
  • Experience in athlete development
  • BA/BS Degree
  • Prior Sales, Fundraising or Recruiting experience




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“Changing Lives, One Student at a Time”



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