Bellarmine University Head Coach, Men's Lacrosse Division I

About: Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges, is one of the top 15 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which Glassdoor recently recognized one of the nation's top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, and National Geographic calls it a top 10 food city. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job Description: Bellarmine University has an immediate opening for a full-time head coach for Men's Lacrosse Division I.  In collaboration with the Director of Athletics, the incumbent will be charged with leading Bellarmine's Men's Lacrosse Team and is expected to identify, evaluate and recruit student-athletes that can be successful academically, socially and athletically in a Division I environment. 

Specific duties include:

  • Player development (practice planning and skill instruction, game management, attention to academics and commitment to community service)
  • Recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes;
  • Oversight of all administrative responsibilities (scheduling, team travel, balancing the budget, and hiring, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches);
  • Cultivating relationships with alumni and working with Athletics Department staff members around fundraising, special events and appearances. 

It is expected that the successful candidate will abide by all written policies and procedures of, the Department of Athletics, Bellarmine University, the Southern Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Bellarmine focuses on the holistic development of student athletes.  The Athletics Department is committed to supporting the coach with academic advisors to ensure student athlete success in the classroom.  The Athletics Department offers comprehensive sports performance with the support of team physicians, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning staff members.

Bellarmine Athletics seeks an individual with high ethical standards with strong ability to mentor the young men in the lacrosse program and be a vibrant member of the campus community.  The candidate must have great understanding of Bellarmine's mission and philosophy in relation to care of and development of the whole person.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and three to five years of high level coaching at the collegiate level.  One to three years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Playing experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Individuals with knowledge or understanding of mid-major universities are highly sought after.


Application Instructions: For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references by May 15, 2018. To apply follow link below. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Potential candidates will be reviewed by the search committee. 

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