Assistant Coach, Field Hockey

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Wellesley, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Serves as a varsity Assistant Field Hockey Coach within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Assumes additional secondary duties as assigned by the AVP, Athletics and Athletic Advancement or their designee.


  • Collaborates with the Field Hockey head coach on all aspects of the management and direction of the program in conjunction with the overall strategic plan for Athletics; assumes the duties of the head coach in their absence.
  • Assists in planning and coaching practice sessions and games as directed by the head coach; teaches advanced-level skills and game strategies.
  • Counsels students on general and sport-related matters. Makes student referrals to appropriate student support resources and offices as necessary.
  • Assists in the monitoring of academic progress of student athletes; collaborates with class deans; serves as a mentor to athletes helping to resolve academic and non-academic issues; makes themselves available to coaches and players before, during, and after practices, games, and events.
  • Develops and maintains liaison relationship with Health Services, Residential Education, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, and other appropriate departments to facilitate program development and management for student athletes.
  • Assist the head coach in scouting opponents to help prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as required.
  • Assist the head coach, as needed, in the recruitment of student athletes including but not limited to contacting high/prep school coaches to identify prospective recruits, planning recruiting trips with the head coach, attending off-campus games to evaluate athletes, and preparing and distributing recruiting information.
  • Assumes additional secondary responsibilities in the department as required by the AVP, Athletics and Athletic Advancement.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required


Student Workers


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 1-3 years of previous coaching experience.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination and training in compliance with OSHA regulations; must maintain both throughout time in the position.
  • Must obtain/maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Compliance with all NCAA, NEWMAC, and Babson College rules.
  • Contributes to a culture of inclusion and belongingness for all staff members, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes and stakeholders of the department.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body, staff, and other constituents.
  • Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
  • Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


  • Regular physical exertion, walking, and exposure to weather are required; Light lifting required (50 pounds and under).
  • Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends, and to travel in person and stay overnight (for one or more nights) for all regular and post-season games, recruiting, conferences, and tournaments as identified and directed by the Head Coach.
  • Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College’s insurer’s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College’s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee’s driving record based on the College insurer’s criteria; and safety training as required by management.


  • Previous college playing and coaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with software/online programs related to game film (i.e., Synergy, Hudl, etc.) and roster management (e.g., ARMS) preferred.

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