Assistant Volleyball Coach

Job Title: Assistant Volleyball Coach
Position Number: FT-PROF-ATHL-121720219
Departments: HBU Athletics
Reports To: Director of Athletics
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting head coach with recruiting and teaching a team of student-athletes the skills of their sport; mentoring the athletes in academic and personal character development; and administrative responsibilities as assigned by the head coach, all within a Christian university environment.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coaching:
  • Serves as a representative of the University displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the HBU community and with the public.
  • Assist head coach in planning and executing practice sessions
  • Work with student-athletes in developing skills of volleyball
  • Assesses competitor performance
  • Helps to formulate workout sessions and game plans
  • Assists in recruiting efforts which involves evaluating current and potential talent at high schools and junior colleges
  1. Teaching:
  • Mentors students on an individual basis and in groups in developing life-skills, character building activities, and modeling Christian values for students
  1. Administrative:
  • Operates within the rules as required by the conference and the NCAA
  • Assists with the scheduling of opponents
  • Arranges for equipment, uniforms and supplies to be available for team
  • Plan and execute team travel with authority to commit expenditures up to departmental budget, subject to University purchasing guidelines.
  • Assists in game-day operations and court prep
  • Monitor academic progress of student-athletes and counsels with them about issues and progress relative to their coursework.
  • Supervise team managers
  • Assist in designing and monitoring strength and conditioning program
  • Other duties as assigned


Directly supervises student-athletes and student workers. The nature of responsibility is immediate supervision and management over individuals within the department, in addition to providing work leadership.



Bachelor’s Degree Required. A minimum of one year coaching experience is required, preferably collegiate level volleyball coaching experience or higher. Division I experience is desirable.




  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the sport
  • Knowledge of typical sport-related injuries
  • Ability to motivate and deal effectively with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to pass the NCAA recruiting test
  • Knowledge of college volleyball recruiting is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules is essential


  • Able to generate enthusiasm and pride among players
  • Ability to provide clear direction, delegate responsibility, motivate others, develop others’ skills and talents, and attract and recruit talent.
  • Shows consideration for others, listens effectively, cooperates well with others, establishes and maintains relationships, is adaptive, remains calm under stress and is persevering
  • Demonstrates good judgment, seeks all necessary information for problem solving, and sets clear objectives and priorities
  • Is self-reliant, decisive, proactive, influential, and enthusiastic and makes a positive impression on others
  • A working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Internet is desirable. ACS, University Athlete, Data Volley, Dragonfly is preferred

Additional Information


While performing the essential duties of the job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be physically active. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


In exercising these functions the employee must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally and up to 10 lbs. regularly. The employee must be able to see objects up close.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all essential duties, responsibilities and requirements of personnel.

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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