Human Resources

Assistant Coach - Basketball (W)

Muskingum University invites applications for an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach.  The Assistant Coach will aid the Head Women's Basketball Coach in developing and maintaining a comprehensive Women's basketball program within the philosophy of Muskingum University, the NCAA Division III structure, and the Ohio Athletic Conference guidelines.  In addition to competitiveness, the coach will emphasize holistic student well-being and be a relentless supporter of Muskingum University and its athletic department.   


  • Must work effectively with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration of Muskingum University. 
  • Assist and support the head coach in leading assigned aspects of the Women's basketball program.  
  • Assist with the coaching and coordination of the Women's basketball program. 
  • Assist in recruiting prospective students who can succeed academically, athletically, and socially through their own initiative or with the support of available University resources. 
  • Utilize available resources to maximize student persistence and retention, both academically and athletically.   
  • Work with the head coach to implement appropriate strength and conditioning programming for the program.   
  • Assist the head coach in developing and implementing a coaching strategy that promotes athletic growth and competitiveness. 
  • Assist the head coach in developing and implementing a positive and competitive team culture.   
  • Assist with film breakdowns and game/practice preparation. 
  • Coordinate any assigned administrative functions of the program in compliance with University protocols, including equipment maintenance, travel arrangements, and scheduling facilities.   
  • Assist the head coach and sports information department to implement a modern and responsive social media presence. 
  • Perform secondary duties as assigned, such as home game management. 
  • May serve as a lecturer for an appropriate course as assigned by the Athletic Director and the Chair of the Education Department.   
  • Maintain a collegial work environment with colleagues and regularly attend and participate in departmental meetings. 
  • Abide by all relevant policies and procedures of the Athletic Department, Muskingum University, the OAC, and the NCAA.   

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonable related duties, including special projects. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.   
  • Prior coaching experience, preferably in a collegiate program. 
  • Experience as an intercollegiate athlete in basketball.   
  • Proven ability to implement adaptive recruiting and coaching strategies. 
  • A commitment to student engagement in all aspects of the collegiate experience.  
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn relevant technology, including Microsoft 365 products and industry-specific programs or software.    
  • Knowledge of NCAA and the Ohio Athletic Conference rules and regulations. 


Applications must include a statement of interest and current resume.  If not provided, references may be requested.  Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.  

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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