Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Website Rider University

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WHY RIDER UNIVERSITY?? – We take pride in our progress and the positive impact it has on our students and the University.
Rider University, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), seeks an individual for the part-time position of Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis. The successful individual will manage all aspects of running a Division I tennis program including coaching, teaching, development, scheduling and recruiting.
Key Responsibilities:
Coaching and Player Development:
    • Develop and implement effective practice plans and training programs that enhance the skills, strategy, and overall performance of the men’s and women’s tennis team.
    • Provide individual and group instruction to student-athletes, focusing on skill development, techniques, and strategies for competitive play.

Analyze player performance and provide constructive feedback to facilitate improvement.

    • Identify, evaluate, and recruit prospective student-athletes who can contribute to the team’s success and meet the academic standards of the university.
    • Build and maintain relationships with prospective student-athletes.

Host and coordinate campus visits for recruits and their families.

Administrative Duties:
    • Manage the tennis program’s budget, including equipment purchases, travel expenses, and other operational costs.

Schedule and coordinate team travel arrangements for competitions, ensuring adherence to budgetary constraints.

Compliance and Academic Support:
    • Ensure the program complies with all NCAA, conference, and university regulations and policies.
    • Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes, providing support and resources to help them succeed academically.

Foster an environment that emphasizes the importance of academic achievement alongside athletic success.

Public Relations and Fundraising:
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote the tennis program, including social media outreach and community engagement.
  • Participate in fundraising activities to support the tennis program’s financial needs.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching/teaching tennis.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting academic and athletic excellence.
  • Ability to work long hours. Including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel frequently for recruitment and competition.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Satisfactory background and/or DMV checks required.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Demonstrated experience as a collegiate tennis coach, preferably at the Division 1 level.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting collegiate tennis players, both in the northeast region and beyond.

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