Yes, this is a bit shameless, but the site gets thousand of visitors each month – coaches from all different levels and locales. I might as well leverage that. Some visitors may know of job openings I don’t, or ones that will open in the future. Some may actually be looking for a new coach or assistant coach. Heck, someone might be able to give me valuable feedback on how I’m presenting myself as a job candidate.
Basic qualifications: You can see the specifics on my resume/CV, but here are the high points with respect to the qualifications I most often see desired in job postings:
- Master’s degree
- NCAA Division I coaching experience
- Experienced in all aspects of running a Division I program – including recruiting.
- Position coach for a string of successful setters
- Head coaching experience (women & men)
- International coaching experience and contacts
- Coached championship teams and other high performers
- Always passed the NCAA recruiting exam and had no rules violation citations
- Experience running camps and clinics, plus a Juniors program
- Reputation for professionalism and organizational skills
- Strong academic commitment
Additional qualifications: Here are some other things about me and my experience which might be of interest/value:
- USA Volleyball Coaches Accreditation Program (CAP) Level II and Volleyball England Coaching Level 3 certifications
- Regularly involved in the local volleyball community – often nationally as well.
- Authored multiple books and published one about US college volleyball.
- Developed, patented, and marketed a volleyball training device.
- More than 10 years business, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience
- Calm, positive coaching demeanor
- “How can we … ?” approach to challenges, on and off the court
- Highly analytical (Mensa level intelligence, but I don’t generally tout this)
- Reputation for teams that continually improve
- Fairly laid back general personality
- Always looking to learn and develop as a coach
What I’m targeting: Full-time work as a volleyball coach. I’m not hugely concerned with the competitive level. As long as I know I will contribute meaningfully to a team’s success, development, etc., I’m fine with being either a head or assistant coach.
Salary, geography, and other considerations: I’m single and very flexible with regards to location. My lifestyle is pretty simple and low cost – and I have other sources of income – so no need to worry about high salary demands. My main concern is a good working environment.
If you know of a job I might be a good candidate for, or you have any kind of suggestions or feedback, definitely let me know. You can email me through the contact page or hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.