Job Skills / Requirements

Transylvania University invites applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Tennis Coach. Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s 16th oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Transylvania is located blocks from downtown Lexington, KY, in central Kentucky. Transylvania is a proud member of NCAA Division III.

Responsibilities include organizing and directing all aspects of a successful and competitive collegiate program. The recruitment of qualified student-athletes and a demonstrated commitment to their personal, athletic, and academic success are essential. Responsibilities also include recruiting, travel management, scheduling, player development, budget management, fundraising, rules compliance, and academic monitoring. Secondary duties will include athletic administration/event management. This is a full-time ten-month appointment. 

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) and a minimum of three years of experience with evidence of a proven coaching record (successful high school or collegiate experience, including student-athlete recruitment and an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations is preferred) and effective communication/organizational skills. Also, candidates should have an athletics philosophy compatible with a Division III liberal arts college with highly selective academic standards. 

Please apply by November 30, 2018; however, we will continue to accept resumes until the position is filled. 

Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume by following the staff job openings link at Please write your cover letter to the attention of Holly Sheilley, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Life. 

Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check

This job reports to the Assistant Athletic Director

This is a Full-Time position

Number of Openings for this position: 1