This position will report to the Athletic Director.  The Head Coach is expected to run a competitive program, develop character and graduate the student-athletes in their program. The Head Coach will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining the appropriate number of student-athletes for their program.



  • Recruit and Graduate student-athletes

  • Coach/Teach Athletes (prepare practice schedules and oversee day to day activities)

  • Maintain a competitive and successful program

  • Monitor student-athlete academic work and progress toward a degree

  • Maintain appropriate roster size through retention and recruiting (Approximate Squad Size of 24)

  • Comply with ASC/NCAA rules and regulations and support NCAA DIII / ASC Philosophy and Mission 

  • Schedule contests and plan travel

  • Oversee the budget (maintain & stay within)

  • Supervise assistant coaches

  • Coordinate fundraising with Advancement to promote Ozarks athletics

  • Manage the work-study program for your sport

  • Represent the University at ASC/NCAA meetings and conferences, as necessary

  • Game-day responsibilities:  prepare courts, secure officials, game-day personnel, etc.

  • Assist with other sports game-day activities, as assigned

  • Promote your program (on campus, in the community, outside the community – speeches to local organizations, player volunteer work, camps, etc.)

  • Attain/Maintain CPR/AED certification

  • Assist with playoffs (if hosting)

  • Professional Development – annually attend clinics or do other things to better your coaching ability

  • Represent the University on and off the field in a positive fashion.  Maintain appropriate relationships and communicate appropriately with Alumni, SA’s, Team, Coaching Staff, Community, and ASC.

  • Depending upon the institution’s needs, head coaches may be assigned to teach courses as mutually agreed upon between the Athletic Director and the appropriate Division Chair.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Utilize Smartcourt technology.

  • Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills

  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with minimal supervision.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Word Pro, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Enjoy working with college students

  • Work evenings and weekends as required.


Required:  Bachelor’s Degree, Playing and/or coaching experience 

Preferred:  Master’s Degree and coaching at collegiate level

University of the Ozarks reserves the right to consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience necessary to perform successfully the major duties and responsibilities of the position.


Send a letter of interest, résumé, and three to five professional references to: 

  • E-Mail, with MS-Word or pdf attachments (for applications): HumanResources@ozarks.edu

  • Mail: Director of Human Resources, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830

Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration.  


Start date: ASAP