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Job Details: Head Men's Soccer Coach

Job Title:

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Submitted on:



Commensurate with qualifications and experience


12 month contract

Start Date:

February 1, 2019


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous successful coaching experience and/or playing experience and recruiting at the collegiate level.
  • Ability to complete complex tasks with multiple stakeholders and adapt to fast pace and change.
  • Excellent written/oral communication
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner.


Responsible for all aspects in leading a competitive NAIA soccer program. Must provide the necessary leadership skills to plan, organize, and to carry out the objectives of the university athletic program.

  1. Develop and execute recruitment and retention of quality student athletes including but not limited to: off-campus evaluation, contacts, organization of on-campus visits, and tryouts.
  2. Build and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former players, faculty, alumni, staff, media, boosters, and the community.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for college athletes.
  4. Work effectively with student athletes of varying abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds to instill commitment, discipline, and teamwork.
  5. Responsible for inventory, selection and care of equipment and proper care of the school facilities including Anchor D Stadium.
  6. Manage the team budget and put together a competitive schedule in line with that budget.
  7. Communicate effectively with team members, recruits, and administration.
  8. Emphasize academic success and service to all team members.
  9. Motivate and mentor collegiate student-athletes
  10. Advise and instruct student-athletes on skill development.
  11. Scouting of opponents and instructing team on the strategies that will be implemented.
  12. Commit to all NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics Department policies and procedures. Advise student-athletes in their day to day activities.
  13. Maintain a good working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff regarding facility use and condition.
  14. Responsible for team fundraising activities and maintaining quota numbers.
  15. Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  16. Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends throughout the year for practice, games and recruiting.
  17. Be able to transport team to the games, and be responsible for their well-being.
  18. Could be exposed to a variety of weather conditions.
  19. Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or his/her designee

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Three References (current addresses and phone numbers)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Michael Harris, Title IX (sex), Office: SUB 10, Telephone: 580.349.1362;
  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities), Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins (race, color, national origin, age and veterans status), Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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