Smith College
Published
March 19, 2019
Location
Northampton, Massachusetts
Category
Job Type

Description

Smith College, an NCAA Division III institution, is seeking qualified applicants for a graduate assistant tennis coach starting in August of 2019. Responsibilities as the assistant coach include student-athlete recruitment, practice planning and organization, fundraising, facility management, student-athlete monitoring and evaluation, and additional administrative duties as assigned. The ideal candidate is one who is hoping to coach at the collegiate level, and must be accepted into the Smith College Masters in Exercise and Sports Studies program.

The Smith College Masters in Exercise and Sports Studies is devoted exclusively to preparing individuals to coach intercollegiate teams. The 2-year master’s program is interdisciplinary by design providing course work in social and exercise science. Students are exposed to courses including but not limited to college recruiting, sports law, and coaching philosophy. Unique to our program, students participate in a coaching practicum by being the assistant coach for the varsity tennis team. Graduates of the program are ideally suited to take on the role of head coaches of intercollegiate teams.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. Candidates should have an undergraduate academic record of high caliber. It is desired that candidates have playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level or equivalent.

Scholarships are available and range from $29,000/year-free tuition. Work stipends up to $12,000 a year are also available.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. As the 11th ranked liberal arts college in the country, we have a faculty of outstanding scholars who interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith competes in the NEWMAC.  We accept students of all genders into the master’s program. More information about the Masters in Exercise and Sports Studies can be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/graduate-study/ess.

To learn more please contact head tennis coach Caitlyn Lawrence at clawrence@smith.edu or by phone at 413-404-4754.