6/10/12 Indiana Wesleyan Univ. Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

The reporting relationship is to the Athletics Director and the Head Basketball Coach. For Athletics, the primary responsibilities are to assist, support and encourage a successful intercollegiate basketball program representing coaches and student athletes.

Within the leadership oversight of the Offices of the Executive Vice President and the Department of Athletics, our challenge is to build committed leaders who are agents of change in their world for Christ. This kind of leader is committed to Christ – a Kingdom seeker; to their peers – a compassionate friend; and to the broken world around them – a world changing Christian.


  1. The Assistant Basketball Coach must be committed to the Lordship of Christ. This not only means having the correct intellectual belief, but it involves a radical transformation in every area of one’s lifestyle. The Coach must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting student athletes with whom they interact.
  2. The Coach’s ministry strategy is to serve student athletes and the entire campus by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting community development, quality programs and exciting innovative initiatives.
  3. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching competence and integration of personal faith and the truths of Christianity with instruction in the classroom and on the field.

The reporting relationship is to the Athletics Director and the Head Basketball Coach. For Athletics, the primary responsibilities are to assist, support and encourage a successful intercollegiate basketball program representing coaches and student athletes.


  • Assist the Head Coach to develop, manage, and successfully coach basketball, to include scheduling, recruiting, equipment management, reporting scores and statistics, and website updating.
  • Manage and operate within budget parameters, without exception. Submit all receipts and budget reports on time as directed by Director of Athletics.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all MCC, NAIA, and NCCAA by-laws and regulations.
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior.
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes.
  • Ensure the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes.
  • Responsible for successful coaching of Basketball, to include maximizing the team’s potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, supporting the spiritual development of each player, and retaining athletes through graduation.
  • Assist to propagate a comprehensive public relations program.
  • Assist the operations of sport camps and/or clinics.
  • Assist in all department fund-raising and booster events in accordance with University, MCC, NAIA and NCCAA expectations, and institutional rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to all NAIA, NCCAA guidelines and maintain up-to-date rosters, squad lists and other information keeping compliance as a first priority.
  • Assist in coordinating and developing organized schedules and submit weekly countable hours report.
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all departmental training sessions and meetings, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals.
  • Assist in planning and implementing daily practice sessions.


  1. Request, monitor, and oversee any budgetary responsibilities as assigned.
  2. Participate as requested in committees, councils or professional organizations that pertain to this position. Attendance at chapel services is encouraged.
  3. Counsel with students and refer as necessary regarding spiritual, personal, emotional or academic problems.
  4. Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with Indiana Wesleyan University’s mission and goals. Support the policies of the student handbook with integrity.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and create an environment of quality and innovation.
  6. Work within Athletic Department to foster an environment of cooperation and unity.


  • Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
  • Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission.
  • Must have some level of experience in coaching and teaching (Minimum of 2 years at the college level).that includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care.
  • Must be qualified to obtain a Professional Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Must have an earned Master’s Degree in Physical Education or a related field.
  • Need to be gifted in supervising and motivating others.
  • Must be creative and innovative; discerning and a thorough planner.
  • Need to be an organizer, communicator and gifted in confrontation.
  • Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Wesleyan Church.

This is a stipend position

Do not send supplemental materials to IWU until requested. Candidates will be contacted personally with additional instructions if needed.

Indiana Wesleyan University may contact you if your credentials qualify you for another position.
The final candidate(s) selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed evangelical Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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