Men's soccer: Coaching position information is now available

published December 11, 2007

Job Description

Head Men's Soccer Coach
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Number: 00415505

Nature of Work
Head coach the varsity men's soccer team for intercollegiate competition at a nationally competitive level.

Professional Field
Intercollegiate Athletics.

Supervision Received
Position is supervised by the Athletic Director.

Supervision Exercised
Supervises one or more assistant and/or volunteer coaches.

Examples of Work Performed
• Coaching
• Train varsity men's soccer teams for intercollegiate competition at a nationally competitive level.
• Develop and implement 5 year, annual, seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily plan for practice and development.
• Develop and implement game plan.
• Maintain and increase knowledge of soccer training and coaching techniques.
• Supervise the training, development and placement of staff personnel.
• Recruiting
• Evaluate prospective student-athletes.
• Develop and maintain correspondence for prospective student-athletes.
• Schedule, coordinate and supervise official and unofficial visits of prospective student-athletes.
• Supervise National Letter of Intent Signing and Athletic Financial Aid Contracts.
• Academics
• Monitor academic performance of student-athletes.
• Counsel student-athletes.
• Insure compliance with all UCCS and NCAA regulations regarding academic eligibility requirements.
• Scheduling
• Plan and coordinate Division II men's soccer schedule within NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and institutional guidelines.
• Supervise home game administration.
• Plan and coordinate team travel and lodging in accordance with NCAA and University of Colorado Rules and Regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of soccer training and coaching techniques
• Understanding of, or ability to learn, the NCAA forms and compliance requirements.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
• High school or collegiate experience as a head or assistant coach.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate the scholar athlete to perform to his or her best ability while maintaining above average academic qualifications.

Salary Range

Background Check
Successful Candidate must pass a background check to include license and educational verification, prior employment verification, sex offender registry check, criminal history, and credit history.

FLSA Exempt/Non Exempt
The University follows Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA

Application Process:
Consideration of applications will begin January 8th, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to Craig Decker at or by mail to:

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Attention: Craig Decker
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
P.O. Box 7150
Co Springs, CO 80933-7150

Further information about the university is available at

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Additional News Stories
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November 1, 2007Soccer: Bryan Stoeber named to the all-RMAC first teamMountain Lion Sophomore Bryan Stoeber was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first-team all-RMAC soccer team, the conference announced Wednesday.
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