Head Women's Tennis Coach

Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program.

Job Description Summary

The Women’s Tennis Head Coach is responsible for organizing and directing all activities related to the operation of the intercollegiate Women’s tennis program. This includes coaching, recruiting, scheduling, budget management, and overall administration of a Division I tennis program in accordance with NCAA, Ivy League, and University rules and procedures. 


  • Bachelor's degree and 2 - 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; Division I playing or coaching experience preferred

  • Knowledge of NCAA recruiting and compliance rules and procedures, excellent communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, and an ability to identify, yield and develop quality student-athletes

  • Proficiency with computers and office software; familiarity with ARMS software, video editing software, and other athletic-specific technology skills preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated success in cultivating relationships with alumni and other program supporters is strongly desirable

  • This position will require driving; therefore, a clean and valid driver’s license must be held at time of employment and maintained thereafter


Coaching – 30%

  • Coach student-athletes in practice sessions and games.  

  • Plan and organize practices, game strategies, and travel with team to away contests.

Recruiting – 30%

  • Identify, evaluate and encourage the application and acceptance of student-athletes in accordance with Ivy League, NCAA, and University policies

Administration – 20%

  • Prepare, administer and monitor team budget and related gift accounts.  

  • Recommend apparel/equipment purchases and other program needs. 

  • Develop plans for the season including competitive schedule, scheduling of facilities, practice schedules and training and conditioning programs. 

  • Undertake public relations, fundraising and promotional activities as appropriate. 

  • Adhere to rules and regulations of the University, Ivy League, and NCAA.

  • Supervision - 15%
    Supervise the activities of assistant coach. 

  • Work in cooperation with trainers and sports information personnel assigned to the team.

  • Communication - 5%
    Communicate with alumni and friends of the program

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the University community and its various constituents.

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