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Coach II – Head Coach Women’s Lacrosse

Job Posted:                        October 29, 2018

Search #:                              18-054

Rank:                                     Coach II


POSITION: Coach II – Head Coach Women’s Lacrosse (10 months)

UNIVERSITY:  Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division II program and a member of the Northeast 10 Conference.  Consisting of 19 athletics teams, SCSU’s outstanding program continually ranks among the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation, and also boasts a long record of dominance in the Northeast for both team and individual championships.  The Owls rank among the top 10 nationally with 80 individual titles and in team championships with 10 titles.  SCSU had NCAA championships representation in eight sports in 2016-17 and also ranked among the top-30 percent of all Division II programs in the Clearfield Sports Cup for the 11th straight year. 

CATEGORY: Full Time, Contractual

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: provide leadership for all aspects of Women’s lacrosse. Knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA, Northeast 10 and University regulations. Successful completion of NCAA certification exam. Identifies, evaluates and recruits academically prepared students in accordance with University policies and NCAA regulations. Provides academic oversight of student athletes to ensure retention and graduation. Arranges all aspects of scheduling, team travel, etc. Maintains open and harmonious communications with all facets of the campus community. Maintains fiscal responsibility and integrity. Participates in community, campus and departmental initiatives when appropriate. Timely submission of all required requests/paperwork.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned master’s degree preferred for coaches and three (3) years of appropriate professional level experience. Commitment in following the letter and spirit of NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. Ability to effectively work with a diverse population of student athletes and coaches in a cultural climate that celebrates diversity. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

APPLICATION: Candidates must send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Sharon DeCrescenzo at In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 30, 2018.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.