Viterbo University
  • 11-Jul-2017 to 15-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Student Development
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • $26,000-$28,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Viterbo University invites applications for a full time, 10-month Head Cross Country Coach/Associate Track and Field Coach

The head coach for Men's and Women's Cross Country will also serve as the Associate Men's and Women's Track and Field Associate Coach with a strong focus of coaching all middle distance and distance runners.  This coach will provide guidance and direction to student athletes, organizes practices and competitions, and maintain positive interactions with student-athletes, alumni, other department coaches and staff, university colleagues and benefactors.  This is a full-time, 10-month position classified as Administrative Personnel.  The annual appointment is from August 1 through May 30. 

Reports To:  This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics.


  • Responsible for organizing and overseeing all aspects of intercollegiate athletics team.
  • Recruit top quality student-athletes to Viterbo University.
  • Plan practices, prepare team for competition, coordinate off-season training program.
  • Schedule competition, coordinate travel, and manage budget.
  • Monitor and foster academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Coordinate team involvement with community outreach or service projects.
  • Generate booster club support and assist with departmental fund-raisers.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches.
  • Support and adhere to all institutional policies outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Teach and embrace the five core values of the NAIA's "Champions of Character" initiative.
  • Ensure that all program operations are in compliance with Viterbo, MCC, and NAIA rules
  • Attend all required departmental, university, and conference meetings.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.  Background in education, coaching or athletics administration desired.  Experience as a successful high school or college coach preferred.  demonstrated knowledge of the sport and ability to teach fundamentals, skill development and competition strategies; commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes; good written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and proficiency in computer use including Microsoft Office. Understanding and appreciation of Catholic and Franciscan values; Willingness to work flexible hours, nights and weekends.

About the University: Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of nearly 3000 students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. 

To Apply:   Complete on-line employment application and send letter of interest, resume, and a list of 4 professional references.  

Contact Information: Barry Fried, Athletic Director, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.

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