Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for all phases of the men’s basketball program in accordance with the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) rules and philosophies. In conjunction with and approval from the Athletic Director, the head coach will provide program direction and vision, establish Student-Athlete recruitment strategies and goals, oversee and supervise assistant and volunteer coaches, assist with Student-Athlete academic success, create competition strategies and practice plans, deliver coaching direction to student athletes, coordinate with sports information and training staffs, assure proper oversight of practices and games and assure full education of and compliance with NJCAA and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Regulations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Direct and coordinate the activities of the men’s basketball program in the planning, organizing and coaching of the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) men’s basketball team.
Ensure compliance with college, conference, and NJCAA policies and regulations.
Support the academic success of student-athletes at GRCC.
Ensure student-athlete study table requirements are met each week and progress reports are completed and turned in to the Athletic Department on time throughout each semester.
Follow up on prospective student athlete inquiries through emails, texts or phone calls.
Recruit student-athletes by means of personal contact and correspondence, evaluating ability in person or by videotape, and on-campus visits.
Responsible for coordinating recruiting visits and prospective student-athlete tryouts in accordance with NJCAA and GRCC guidelines.
Provide student-athletes with information and opportunities at the next level, with the goal of graduating student-athletes from GRCC and moving them on to NCAA or NAIA institutions.
Establish relationships with high school and college coaches for recruitment of student-athletes.
Reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds, organizing and turning in all receipts in accordance with GRCC policies.
Maintain and purchase athletic equipment within annual plan and budget guidelines with approval from the Athletic Director.
Assign or intake team athletic equipment when appropriate, communicating any equipment/apparel issues with the Athletic Director and Equipment Manager.
Assist the Athletic Director in scheduling non-conference competition by appropriate timelines to allow other administrative needs to be met (event management, athletic trainer, officials, travel, lodging, meals, etc.)
Submit practice schedule to Athletic Director for approval. Follow all Ford Fieldhouse space request procedures.
Assist in the collection of proper documentation needed to establish each student-athlete’s eligibility.
Submit student-athletes for GRCC, MCCAA and NJCAA awards.
Assume responsibility of off-season activities when approved and scheduled by the Athletic Director.
Responsible for the supervision of the team and individual athletes while in the locker room, during practice, games and when traveling.
Attend all practices, games, tournaments and scheduled team activities.
Attend college, conference, and NJCAA meetings as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Represent GRCC at athletic events upon request.
Follow all GRCC and Athletic Department policies and procedures.
Maintain high standards and uphold the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and the GRCC Student Code of Conduct.
Responsible to submit written proposals to the Athletic Director for recruiting trips, camps & clinics and other fundraising initiatives.
Communicate and follow-up with the Athletic Director on team matters requiring approval and input.
Perform other duties not specifically stated herein but deemed essential to the operations of the program as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Associates degree required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Three or more years of basketball coaching experience required.
Collegiate head coaching experience preferred.
Collegiate recruiting experience preferred.
- Knowledge of NJCAA or NCAA eligibility and compliance preferred.
Administrative experience preferred.
NJCAA experience preferred.
Physical & Mental Demands:
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff and students.
Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
Understanding of confidentiality as related to professional Code of Ethics, HIPPA and FERPA guidelines.
Ability to lift 50lbs.
Ability to stand, sit and demonstrate the skills necessary to teach the game of basketball.
Capacity to coach in various environments
Model good sportsmanship, discipline and accountability.
Ability to travel to various locations for recruiting, games and practices, leaving at various times.
Ability to work nights and weekends.
Ability to attend post season competition and overnight trips.
Ability to work in fast paced, stressful environments.
Flexible working conditions.
Ability to adapt to sudden change.
Must be a team player and understand the mission of GRCC.
Internal Number: 962
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu