Overview: Ashland University is an NCAA Division II institution that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). Ashland University offers a comprehensive 24-sport athletic program. The university is located off of Interstate 71 in Ashland, Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Columbus.
Ashland University is starting a varsity bowling program and this position will be responsible for building all aspects of the program – recruiting, retention, coaching, schedule composition, budget management and community involvement. This position reports to the Director of Athletics.
Candidates must be able to teach proper technique and skill development in various aspects of bowling. Candidates should have a complete and thorough understanding of bowling and be able to instruct student-athletes in small group and one-on-one settings.
Applicants should be well versed and able to instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, team building exercises, team development techniques and safety.
A thorough understanding of NCAA and GMAC rules and regulations is required. The head coach must adhere to these rules and ensure that the program is in compliance with all rules, regulations and guidelines. The ability to articulate these to student-athletes is also required.
The head coach will work on a daily basis with the following areas in the athletic department – compliance, game operations, strength and conditioning, athletic training, academic counseling and athletic communications. This position will also have regular interaction with a number of on-campus groups including admissions, business office, academic counseling and student affairs.
The head coach will be asked to be active with community service projects. This could include working in tandem with the local bowling alley in support of youth programs, bowling leagues and the overall promotion of bowling in the Ashland area.
An understanding of Ashland University's mission and goals is required. Applicants must have the ability to explain these to student-athletes.
Candidates will be responsible for monitoring the bowling budget. All plans for travel and purchasing equipment fall under the responsibility of the head coach.
This position requires the ability to recruit potential student-athletes. The head coach is responsible for meeting all stated Ashland University roster requirements.
The head coach is responsible for monitoring academic progress of all student-athletes on the team and working with various constituencies across campus to ensure that student-athletes receive proper academic counseling and assistance.
All practice and game preparation falls under the direction of the head coach. The head coach is responsible for the implementation of lineups, strategies, etc., and will be the lead coach at all competitions.
The head coach will direct and evaluate any assistant coaches.
This position could require other assignments as assigned by the athletic director. These could include fundraising, game management and representing the athletic department at various functions.
A bachelor's degree is required
Candidates must have the ability to successfully impart bowling knowledge
Previous coaching and/or playing experience on the college and/or high school level is highly desired
The ability to identify and recruit student-athletes is required
This position requires well-developed communication skills, as well as strong time management and organizational skills
The ability to manage a budget is desired
The ability to work weekends and evenings is required. This position requires extensive travel, both in recruiting and to games
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.