Head Coach, Women’s Tennis – Bowdoin College

Job Summary:

The Head Coach of Women’s Tennis directs all aspects of the intercollegiate Women’s Tennis team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include teaching, assisting in another sport or performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR 5 years coaching experience at the post secondary level and/or professional competitive experience Required skills include: Knowledge of tennis skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. The coach must be self directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work in a stressful environment. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. Subject to pre-placement criminal background check. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy

Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Women’s Tennis is required. 1-3 years head coaching at the secondary or post secondary level or 1-3 years experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is desirable.


Variable depending on season. Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – Reunion Weekend in June). Coaches are expected to keep hours during the academic year that make them readily available to students. For full time coaches, this would mean over 40 hours per week in season of primary sport and varied hours out of season. It is expected that coaches will recruit during the summer months requiring possible additional travel. Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the tennis season.

Please submit your application here: http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/6284