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Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Assistant Track Coach

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External – minimum 7 days

Department: 90R000 – Intercollegiate Athletics

Division: 6R1000 – Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade:

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Cory Erdmann

Job Summary/Basic Functions

To assist the Director of Cross Country and Track and Field in the administration of a Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s Track and Field and Cross Country program that complies with the mission, guidelines, rules and regulations of the University, the ASUN, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). More specifically, this person is responsible for, but not limited to, coaching, recruiting, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, interacting with internal and external constituents, administration of camps/clinics, and other duties as assigned by the Director, sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics.

Minimum Qualifications


Experience: Three years of related work experience

Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or Five years or more of experience coaching track/cross country at the NCAA Division I level or equivalent Experience as a track and field/cross country student-athlete; experience at the NCAA Division I level preferred

Job Duties:

  • 30% – Recruiting future student-athletes to EKU; Evaluating potential student-athletes; Appearing at high school events and coaching clinics – (Essential)
  • 30% – Coaching-Working with student-athletes in a group setting as well as individual workouts; Developing training plans; Working with other coaches to develop and implement training for student-athletes – (Essential)
  • 10% – Preparing and guiding student-athletes at competitions – (Essential)
  • 10% – Working on compliance and academic issues related to student-athletes – (Essential)
  • 20% – Administrative and other duties as assigned – (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.


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