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Assistant Coach – Field Hockey Part Time


College of the Holy Cross




Assist Head Coach by serving as first assistant coach with responsibility in all facets of the women’s field hockey program, primarily by: instructing student-athletes on field hockey skills and techniques, educating on field hockey rules and NCAA requirements, assessing comprehension of skills, techniques and rules and providing additional instruction as appropriate, and preparing team for competition and practice.Assistant coach must perform duties in compliance with all College, Patriot League, and NCAA rules and regulations. Primary Responsibilities (60%):Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:

• rules & fundamentals

• skill attainment

• techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner

• team concepts


Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:

• assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition

• reviewing video of opponent performance and subsequently designing individualized and team instruction for Holy Cross student-athletes

• determining specific daily practice activities that will be conducted by student-athletes

• developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs

• determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition


• attending workshops and training sessions for the purpose of researching methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations


Secondary responsibilities (40%)Recruiting (30%):

• identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes


Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):

• collaborating with coach to develop annual goals for the program

• maintaining records

• effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents

• tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate

• assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities

• administering sport camps as directed by head coach and/or Athletics Administration


Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required

• 2-3 years prior experience instructing and coaching, preferably at the Division I level

• Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required

• Computer and video editing skills strongly encouraged, specifically with Gamebreaker for coding and film evaluation


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This is a part time position:

20 hour per week, 4 month, seasonal, position (August 1 – November 30)


The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.


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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit


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