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Vanderbilt University Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball in Nashville, Tennessee

Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball (Job Number: 1900555)


The Assistant Coach of Men’s Basketball reports directly to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and is responsible for providing coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach, while serving as the Men’s Basketball contact for athletic support areas (i.e. academics, compliance, equipment, travel).

Vanderbilt University’s Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference's only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men's teams and 10 women's teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Duties andResponsibilities

  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of theintercollegiate athletics program, to include adhering to all Departmentalpolicies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of theUniversity, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA

  • Assists in coaching student-athletes, which includesevaluating their performance in both practice and competition, andproviding leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies, as required

  • Assists with the scouting and recruitment ofstudent-athletes, including on-campus visits of prospectivestudent-athletes

  • Monitors the conditioning and training ofstudent-athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Athletic Trainingstaff

  • Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary andpersonal matters, to include consulting with the Director of AcademicSupport in Athletics, the Director for Compliance and other Universityadministrators to resolve problems

  • Participates in the collection and analysis of tacticaland statistical data of opponents and assists in designing game plans andstrategies.

  • Attend coaches’ preparatory meetings and implementsstrategies resulting from these meetings

  • Advises and counsels with student-athletes regardingtheir obligations to comply with all rules and regulations related tofinancial aid and eligibility

  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Men’s BasketballCoach


This position does have supervisory responsibility and reports administratively and functionally to the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • Candidatemust have a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Candidatemust have minimum of 2 years' experience

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Education andCertifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Previous coaching experience at the Division I level is preferred.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 40730 - Men's Basketball

Job: Athletic Affairs Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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