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Head Track and Field Coach

Classification: Full-time, 12-months, Non-faculty, Exempt

Summary: The Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field oversees all aspects of the Track and Field Program. Mars Hill competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to the academic success of the student-athletes in the program that leads to graduation through a positive collegiate experience. The Head Coach reports to the Director of Athletics.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with NCAA, SAC and Mars Hill University policies and regulations
  • Organize individualized and team instruction with emphasis on teaching all skills and strategies associated with the sport.
  • Oversee day-to-day program administration
  • Recruit and award scholarships to quality student-athletes who are committed to the University’s mission
  • Schedule travel, officials and meals for team
  • Provide academic support and oversight for all student-athletes
  • Works with the Sports Information Director regarding rosters, publicity, player awards and promotions
  • Oversee player development and evaluation
  • Responsible for fundraising and community service activities
  • Develop and maintain positive alumni relations
  • Manage the program budget
  • Hire and supervise staff
  • Inventory and order supplies and equipment
  • Manage travel to include booking hotels, vans, buses, etc.
  • Supervise an effective strength and conditioning program
  • Ability to lead, mentor and motivate student-athletes
  • Represent the institution and the department in a positive and professional manner
  • Responsible for any other assignments or details required by the Athletic Director
  • Collateral responsibilities:
    • Participation in fundraising activities
    • Acceptance of service on University committees
    • Membership and active participation in professional organizations
    • Attendance at convocations, staff meetings, graduations, etc., if at all possible

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree with a successful coaching background in Track and Field. Strong communication, organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to produce and manage a Track and Field program are important.

To apply, submit a letter naming the position, a completed college application, and your resume via email to:


Mars Hill University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.

To file a complaint with Mars Hill University, contact:
Jennie Matthews
Office of Human Resources
Box 6664
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828 689-1197
828 689-1256 Fax
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USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington DC 20250-9410
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