Daemen College
  • 29-Nov-2018 to 28-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Athletics
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Department:   Athletics

Official Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach

Number of Individuals

With the Job Description: One

Organizational Unit/Department: Athletics

Work Location: Athletic Facility

Title of Immediate Supervisor: Athletic Director

Title of Other Positions

Reporting To this Position: Assistant Coach(es)


Purpose of Position: Under general supervision, the Head Men's Soccer Coach recruits student-athletes, makes recommendations for scholarships, schedules games, travel (transportation, meals, accommodations) and conducts practices for the men's soccer program. Contributes to the educational mission of the College by offering direction and instruction in the area of soccer training and competition by developing the skill level of team members.  Increases visibility of program and Daemen College by hosting summer soccer camps and/or weekend clinics, to the surrounding communities.


Specific Tasks/Duties performed:

  • Contributes to the educational mission of the College by coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area of soccer training and competition;
  • Recruits student-athletes for the men's soccer program;
  • Instructs methods and strategies and coaches student-athletes in the sport;
  • Makes recommendations for scholarships;
  • Schedules practices and some games;
  • Transports and supervises student-athletes while on the road;
  • Trains and supervises assistant coach(es);
  • Operates the program under the rules and regulations of the College, the NAIA, the NCAA, the AMC and the ECC; understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NAIA/NCAA regulations;
  • Responsible for providing all material relevant to the team (rosters with hometowns, high schools, etc. and schedules) in a timely manner before the beginning of the season, to the athletic communications office (sports information) so a recruiting/media pamphlet on the team can be prepared. Coordinates the manner in which team scores will be reported to the media for home and away games with athletic communications;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.


General Description

% of Time

55% Instruct, teach and assist in the development of players during practices.  Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations.

20%    Annually recruit student-athletes and make scholarship recommendations.

20%    Actively coach the team during games.

5%      Transport and supervise student-athletes while on the road.  Provide accurate data to athletic communications about the team and its members. Coordinate score reporting. Consistently monitors all employees who report to this position.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  • Ability to drive a personal or college vehicle for the purpose of college business on a regular basis.
  • Ability to travel when necessary.
  • Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field is required or high school diploma with a high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience.
  • At least one year of experience coaching soccer at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years of experience playing soccer at the college level or higher.
  • Valid driver's license required.  License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.


Position is 10 month (paid over 12 months) full time professional exempt and requires evening and weekend hours and travel. Apply directly at https://daemen.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus. 

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