Lake Superior State University
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FLSA Designation
EXEMPT
Date Issued: 1995-08-07
Department:
Athletics
Title: Cross Country and Men's Track Coach
 
Function and Responsibility
Under supervision of the Director of Athletics/Head Hockey Coach and Associate Athletic Director, responsible for all facets of the Cross Country and Men's Track programs.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for recruiting, which includes all aspects of recruiting: telephone calls, visits to high school competitions, mailings, educating recruits concerning NCAA rules and the Clearinghouse regulations, playing host to recruits and families on campus visits and arranging campus visits.

Responsible for attending monthly staff meetings, compliance meetings and committee meetings, as required.

Responsible for scheduling dates and times, arranging for suitable race courses with adequate marking, arrangement of officials, ordering equipment and awards and coordinating entries and dissemination of information to other competitors.

Responsible for developing cross country and track schedules which fall within budgetary restrictions, satisfying NCAA requirements and meeting team-development goals; must be able to successfully pass NCAA Division II coaching certification test annually; arranging a summer training program for an average of 30-40 runners; monitoring an annual budget that includes travel, equipment, memberships, awards, office equipment, telephone calls, and recruiting; making travel arrangements including lodging, meals, vehicles, registration, race sites and meets, which includes driving, supervising and coaching; preparing daily practices; providing team administration duties, which include paperwork, academic concerns, one-on-one meetings and team meetings; and fund raising that is scheduled and supervised as available.

Performs related duties as required.
 
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and experience in coaching and/or competing in distance running and track and field events. Thorough knowledge of institutional, NCAA and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rules, policies and regulations required.
 
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate health and fitness to maintain long hours, busy schedule, and travel with teams, as required. Use of gross motor skills for instruction of team; ability to see, hear and speak clearly, with or without aids, to represent the University in public appearances, promotional and recruiting activities; full use of hands, arms, feet and legs to perform coaching and administrative functions; ability to work with numbers to monitor budgets.
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