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Are you a bachelor's-degree-holding individual with, let's say, "successful coaching experience in college basketball" and a "demonstrated ability to recruit highly skilled players"? Furthermore, do


Job Opening of the Day: University of Washington Women's Basketball Coach

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Are you a bachelor's-degree-holding individual with, let's say, "successful coaching experience in college basketball" and a "demonstrated ability to recruit highly skilled players"? Furthermore, do you feel that given a team of female college athletes, you could compile a win/loss ratio better than the 11-17 record that the recently deposed Tia Jackson posted last year and the 45-75 record she earned overall? If so, then you might be a shoo-in as the new head coach of the University of Washington women's basketball team.

Here's the job posting from UW's HR department.


Req #: 72534


Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 03/21/2011

Closing Info: Open Until Filled


Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for a Head COACH, Women's BASKETBALL.


Establish the goals and objectives for the program on a long-range and annual basis.

Develop and implement a recruiting plan to attract the best prospects to the program.

Formulate and carry out daily, weekly and monthly workout schedules.

Instruct during practice sessions.

COACH the team at competitive events.

Coordinate scouting of opponents (where appropriate).

Plan and implement the conditioning program in consultation with the strength and conditioning program.

Plan and oversee pre-season and off-season training.

Work closely with Training Room personnel regarding prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.


Work within established budget limits and departmental and University policy and procedures.

Prepare the annual budget request.

Oversee the award of financial aid within departmental and NCAA limits.

Plan for facility needs for the year and submit appropriate requests as necessary.


Establish the annual competitive schedule. Verify dates, times and contract obligations.

Make arrangements for team travel.

Finalize all needs for day-of-game personnel prior to the beginning of the season.

Work with Athletic Communications to provide needed statistics, results, quotes, and to meet appropriate deadlines.

Keep records of the program and each athlete on file.

Coordinate and cooperate with Student-Athlete Academic Services to ensure eligibility and to encourage academic progress of each student in the program.

Administer a program for maintaining continuing communication with former athletes.


Work with Equipment Room staff regarding inventory and the need to replace equipment or uniforms.

Oversee the maintenance and safety of equipment and facilities for the sport. Report need for repairs to the appropriate administrator.

Coordinate with Equipment Room personnel in the selection and supervision of the manager.


Develop and implement a program to promote the sport to increase visibility, ticket sales, contributions and interest in the sport.

Organize and conduct COACHing clinics or workshops for area COACHes as part of the ongoing public relations and promotion of the program.

Participate in COACHing clinics as appropriate. Keep current with the sport and related areas.

Perform related duties as required.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pacific-10 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


• Bachelor's degree minimum

• Successful coaching experience in college basketball

• Demonstrated ability to recruit highly skilled players

• Proven ability to relate to women student-athletes

• Knowledge and support of NCAA rules and regulations

• Public speaking and promotional ability important

• Experience with media.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Competitive playing experience desirable

Condition of Employment:

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification is required prior to hire.

Application Process

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line Employment Eligibility assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.

Did we mention that winning games is a necessity? Because it is.

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