Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/6/2021 10:29 AM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head Women's Tennis Coach in the department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


This position is responsible for organizing, developing, and administering all functions related to coaching a nationally competitive Division I Women’s Tennis program.  Fundamental duties include but are not limited to: coaching, prospecting and recruitment of student athletes; commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athletes as well as player development; budget management, engagement in program fundraising and supervision of all support staff.  The Head Coach will manage all day-to-day team operations, practice/game preparation, and team travel.  This position collaborates with intercollegiate athletics staff members, medical services, academic support, compliance, and institutional partners. The Head Coach must appropriately represent the team, department and University in public and media appearances. This position reports directly to a designated sport administrator.



Coaching Practice and Competition 
Planning pre-season, season and off-season practices, assistant assignments, scheduling, roster maintenance. Prepare game plan, players roles, pre-game, game and post-game arrangements, film requirements


Program Administration
Competitive scheduling, travel arrangements, pre-season camp arrangements, and conducting player meetings. Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate assistant coaches and program staff.


Design and implement the overall program recruiting strategy. Includes identification, evaluation, recruitment, and retention of prospective student-athletes.


Responsible for compliance with NCAA, Conference and Institutional rules and ensuring program compliance.


Oversight of programs finances, zero-based budgeting and management of all program expenses. Administration of athletic scholarship allocation.


Student-Athlete Character Development, Academic Achievement & Team Culture
Enhance student-athlete collegiate experience through team expectation and team coulter, personal development opportunities – life skills, community service and professional growth. Emphasize academic success and retention to boost graduation rates and the academic progress rate (APR).


Alumni Engagement, Fundraising, Public Relations
Develop program specific alumni engagement strategies annually. Collaborate with Associate Athletic Director of Development to establish fundraising initiatives that are part of the overarching department structure. Represent the institution in media requests and speaking engagements.


Other duties as assigned by the Vice President & Director of Athletics or Assigned Sport Administrator.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven years of relevant collegiate level coaching experience
  • The ability to travel and work evenings and weekends

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.  


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Relevant collegiate level coaching experience at the Division I level
  • Knowledge of NCAA student-athlete academic eligibility requirements and NCAA recruiting rules
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and answering two job specific questions (in lieu of a cover letter).


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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