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Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach


FLSA Classification


Salary Range/Grade

Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000

Grade: To be determined.

Reports to

Athletic Director

Job Description


At Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), the Athletics Department is where
the spirit of the Knights thrives and excellence knows no boundaries! Nestled in
the heart of the captivating city of New Orleans, SUNO is a haven for passionate
athletes, dedicated coaches, and enthusiastic supporters. With a rich history
and a legacy of success, SUNO's athletic department continues to carve its
path as a formidable force in collegiate sports. The Knights bring a relentless
spirit, pushing boundaries and aiming for greatness.

The athletic department at SUNO has nurtured numerous accomplished
athletes, many of whom have gone on to make a significant impact on the
national and international stage. These notable alumni include outstanding
basketball players, track and field stars, and various other sports icons. Their
success stories serve as a testament to the quality of education and training
provided by SUNO, preparing athletes not only for the rigors of their chosen
sports but also for the challenges of life beyond the playing field.

The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (Assistant Coach) will provide
assistance to the Head Coach in the areas of recruiting, training, scheduling,
and conditioning exercises. The Assistant Coach will reinforce the athletics
department and university goals. The Assistant Coach of Women’s Basketball is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Southern University
at New Orleans, the GCAC (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference), and the NAIA
(National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. Schedule and run practices for the Women’s Basketball team; establishes
    the daily practice routine to include conditioning, running and
  2. Assist in academic counseling and advising of athletes.

  3. Travel with the team to ensure the players are prepared for the game.

  4. Scout upcoming opponents to determine weaknesses, strengths and
    tendencies; works with the Head Coach to develop game plans.

  5. Assist in the facility care and maintenance for the SUNO Gymnasium.

  6. Assist with year-round recruitment of high school and junior college
    players, including recruitment by evaluation, phone and written
    communication to coaches and players while maintaining a database of
    viable recruits for the women’s basketball program.

  7. Other duties as assigned.



• Ability to effectively teach fundamentals, position details and strategies of
basketball during preparation and practice sessions.
• Ability to motivate teams to become successful.
• Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse
populations, the University community and the public.
• Ability to drive student athletes or other students to team activities and/or
athletic events.
• Ability to travel and recruit student-athletes.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to learn and comply with all policies and regulations of the
University, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the ASUN and the NCAA.
• Good organizational and technical skills.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
• Ability to scout opponents.
• Ability to work summer camps.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Required education and experience

• Bachelor's degree.
• Valid Driver's License.
• Playing or coaching experience at the college, university or professional
• A proven record of integrity, high principles and demonstrated skill in
developing motivating student-athletes academically and athletically.
Preferred education and experience
• 3 – 5 years coaching experience at the college, university or professional


Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern
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individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability,
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This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the
administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other
College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes
reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is
needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or
to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources.