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Assistant Field Hockey Coach

November 09, 2018


Earlham College is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Field Hockey Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.

The Assistant Field Hockey Coach will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the field hockey program and working to assist the Head Coach in performing all duties in compliance with all NCAA, North Coast Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:


  • Build relationships with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist the head coach in planning and executing prospective student-athlete visits to campus and with off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist head coach in generating and responding to contacts generated throughout the year. These include coaches’ mailings, attendance at tournaments and showcases, observing team camps, recruiting services, and admissions contacts.
  • Establish and maintain recruiting database in Front Rush.
  • Perform phone calls and emails to recruits daily as necessary.
  • Attend practices and/or games of recruits on a regular basis as necessary.
  • Assist in summer recruiting efforts by attending showcases as availability allows.

Office Responsibilities

  • Serve as video coordinator as needed.
  • Assist the head coach as travel coordinator by arranging bus and van schedules, pre- and post-game meals, and overnight accommodations.
  • Assist the head coach in monitoring academic progress and coordinate study tables.
  • Be a presence in the office and available to assist player needs.
  • Remain in contact with the sports information office and respond to requests as needed.

Practice/Player Development

  • Assist head coach with daily practice plan.
  • Assure practices and contests are set up in advance.
  • Direct breakdown drills providing individual player attention and more repetitions per player.
  • Assist in overseeing weight training and individual workouts in season.
  • Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.

Game Day Responsibilities

  • Assist head coach in game plan and scouting of future opponents when necessary.
  • Assist with game decisions (i.e., timeouts, substitutions, strategy, addressing individual player concerns as needed at contests).
  • Perform post-game duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office as necessary.


  • Help distribute, collect and inventory player gear and equipment.
  • Assist with all program fundraisers and alumni outreach.
  • Assist with appropriate program marketing, including social media accounts.
  • Be knowledgeable and able to assume head coaching responsibilities in case the head coach is unable to perform his or her duties.
  • Be an active member of the athletics department staff by attending staff meetings, supporting other athletics programs, and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.).

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Previous collegiate experience whether it be coaching or playing, and/or success as a head coach at the high school level.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
  • A current and valid driver’s license is required.

All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.

Application Instructions

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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