Washington University Assistant Coach

POSITION SUMMARY:The Assistant Coach for Swimming will hold a full-time, 10-month appointment in the Department of Athletics and will report to the Head Coach for Swimming & Diving. The coach will assist with coaching, organizing, administering and developing a successful intercollegiate athletics program. The coach complies with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, and the Department of Athletics.



Evaluate and recruit prospective student-athletes to Washington University by identifying academically qualified and athletically talented prospective student-athletes, communicating with prospects, and encouraging prospect application and matriculation. Coordinate campus recruiting visits. Instruct team members, individually and in groups, in sport-related skills and techniques, particularly in skills and events as assigned by the Head Coach. Assist in planning and implementing of all aspects of the specific sport program, including team organization and composition, player selection and evaluation, practice planning and supervision, and competition planning and strategy. Represent the University at campus, alumni, and community functions. Participate directly and/or advise the Head Coach on matters related to team discipline, player counseling, etc., requiring discretion, sound decision-making and independent judgment. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or supervising athletic administrator.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous experience coaching or participating in the specific sport
  • Successful passage of Annual NCAA Division III rules test; current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; Valid driver’s license with less than 6 points
  • Ability to recruit, coach and teach talented student-athletes at a highly selective institution
  • Effective communicative and public relation skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and competition planning
  • An understanding of how to build and manage a team
  • The ability to understand and articulate program needs
  • Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities
  • An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community
  • Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology
  • The ability to develop a safe and functional working environment
  • An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations
  • Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game/meet/event and practice analysis
  • Ability to follow directions and accept decisions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of staff/personnel in the Department of Athletics, the University and the local community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • College coaching experience in swimming/diving.
  • Sport-specific college playing experience.

Internal Number: 40556

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their credentials through our employment website:  https://jobs.wustl.edu


Contact Information

Brad Shively (Head Coach)

One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1067
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

phone: 314.935.7490

About Washington University Athletics
Washington University competes at the Division III level of the NCAA and is a founding member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). Washington University sponsors 19 varsity sports and has won 22 national team championships, 204 UAA conference championships and finished in the top 10 of the Director's Cup for 16 consecutive years including top 5 finishes in 11 of the last 12. Washington University is a private, coeducational university with national and international status as a major teaching and research university. Undergraduate enrollment numbers approximately 7,500. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.