Men's Basketball Head Coach

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: San Jose, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Open Until Filled; Closing Date: Open until filled
San Jose
Job ID: 499367
Job Title:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
March 17, 2021
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
Link to Apply Online:
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Job Summary

The Men’s Basketball Head Coach will report directly to the Sr. Associate Athletics Director of External Relations and Revenue Generation. The Head Coach will be a positive, energetic leader with the ability to reach, motivate and recruit student-athletes. The Head Coach is responsible for coordinating all aspects of a NCAA Division I men’s basketball program including, but not limited to, managing day-to-day operations; recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes; practice and game day preparation and coaching; budget management; hiring and supervising assistant coaches; assisting with fundraising and adherence to NCAA, Mountain West Conference and University rules; and developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and donors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University community. 


This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement practices and game day coaching strategies.

  • Promote an environment that fosters individual and team development.

  • Evaluate and recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes who can be successful in an academic environment and will contribute athletically.

  • Create and reinforce an environment of academic achievement, expectations and success that supports and encourages academic progress and graduation.

  • Monitor the academic progress of student athletes.

  • Operate the sport program with integrity and within the scope and intent of NCAA, conference, department and university regulations.

  • Solicits gifts and cultivates relationships with donors and prospects on a regular basis in accordance with the department’s fundraising goals and strategic plan.

  • Assists with cultivating relationships with season ticket holders and sponsors in accordance with the department’s revenue generation goals and strategic plan.

  • Hire, train, evaluate, supervise and mentor assistant coaches and support staff.

  • Manage designated resources within budgeted allocations, according to university and department procedures and in a responsible manner.

  • Comply with all Mountain West Conference and department policies that related to travel and budget.

  • Foster positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and donors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the university community.

  • Proactively engage in local and regional group meetings and organizations.  Seek out public speaking engagements as often as possible to promote the program and university.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of collegiate and high school basketball.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to speak publicly without difficulty.

  • Strong commitment to the retention and academic achievement of student athletes.

  • Demonstrated skill in training and instructing collegiate student athletes.

  • Knowledge of current coaching methodology.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in managing an intercollegiate sport team that includes exercising independent discretion and judgement.

  • Ability to assist in the management of operational and grand-in-aid budgets.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the collegiate model of intercollegiate athletics.

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in University, NCAA and Mountain West Conference rules and regulations.

  • Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions.

  • Ability to act as a mentor.

  • Sensitivity to equity and diversity issues.

  • Willingness and ability to participate in fundraising, revenue development, and budget development.

  • Experience in organizing and motivating student athletes for maximum performance levels.

  • Ability to work, communicate and develop rapport with students, alumni, administration and community groups.

  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods.

  • Ability to travel frequently throughout the year.

  • Possession of a California Driver’s License.

  • Ability to hire, train, evaluate and supervise employees.


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or equivalent professional experience in related field

  • A minimum of 5 years of basketball coaching experience or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated coaching and recruiting experience and success at the college or professional level

  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations

  • Demonstrated commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes



Classification: Administrator IV
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: March 17, 2021 through March 31, 2021. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.
The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.
All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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