Army West Point Athletic Association

Army West Point Athletic Association

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Army West Point Athletic Association Inc - Entry Level
West Point · NY
Player Operations: Basketball Coach
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What to Expect
The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the Head Men’s Basketball Coach by coaching Cadet-athletes, recruiting, monitoring Cadet-athletes’ academic progress, scheduling, managing travel, overseeing the discipline and conduct of the Cadet-athletes. This position reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. All the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the United States Military Academy (“USMA”), Army West Point Athletic Association Inc. (“AWPAA”), the Patriot League (“Conference”), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”).

What You'll Do
40% Coaching
  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of AWPAA; to include adhering to and enforcing all applicable policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of USMA, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Assists the Head Coach the ongoing teaching and instruction of Cadet-athletes in the performance of their sport such as, but not limited to, games, practices, individual and team workouts, and conditioning sessions.
  • Coach and instruct student-athletes individually and in groups and demonstrate game techniques and skills required to be successful.
  • Plan and attend coaching and practice sessions, games, tournaments, etc. in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations for specified positions. 
  • Develop, recommend, and teach team’s offensive and defensive systems, as well as gameplans.
  • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of Cadet-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and academy. Responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the cadet-athletes within the sport program.
  • Supervises assigned assistant coaches and other support staff to ensure compliance to applicable rules, policies, and procedures; provides orientation, training and guidance as needed; conducts performance evaluations.
30% Recruiting 
  • Has a large role in the identification, recruitment, and selection of prospective Cadet-athletes; ensures compliance with NCAA recruiting rules and regulations; initiates process for determining academic eligibility.
  • Recruit quality prospective Cadet-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
5% Academics 
  • Provide an overall positive educational environment for Cadet-athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college. 
  • Supervise, in conjunction with the athletic tutoring and advising program, the total academic progress of the team implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff.
15% Administrative 
  • Work to integrate sports into the whole spectrum of USMA life to complement the AWPAA and USMA mission in the military community. 
  • Assist the Head Coach in the administration of the entire sport program, including, but not limited to daily practices, game planning and implementation, recruiting, equipment management, facilities scheduling, and budget.
  • Ensures that team travel arrangements are in compliance with USMA, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations, to include monitoring development of travel itineraries and coordination of travel plans.
  • Ensures safety of Cadet-athlete and coaching staff through careful monitoring of the condition of athletics equipment and facilities utilized by designated sport; submits requires for repair, maintenance, and improvement of facilities to facility manager, when appropriate.
5% Engagement/Camps & Clinics 
  • Perform both direct and indirect public relations functions including promotion, fund raising, public speaking, community events, and through camps and/or clinics. Serve on departmental committees as requested.
  • Assist with departmental needs as requested; When practical under the circumstances, staff is encouraged to voluntarily attend athletic events to promote audience participation and support for AWPAA sport programs.
  • Participates in camps, clinics, exhibitions, and campus activities as approved by AWPAA NCAA Compliance Office.
5% Other Duties as Assigned

What We Can Offer
This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries that AWPAA believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted position. AWPAA expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would AWPAA consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Who We Are
USMA is renowned as the world’s preeminent leadership development institution. Located on the banks of the Hudson River in West Point, NY, it is approximately one hour from New York City. The mission of USMA is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." This position will be housed within the AWPAA, which is a non-profit corporation organized to manage and support the 30 intercollegiate athletic programs at the Academy. The AWPAA mission is to recruit, educate, train and inspire leaders of character who are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country through an extraordinary NCAA Division I athletic experience.