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Head Women's Basketball Coach

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Intercollegiate Athletics
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics 10070478
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Athletics/Recreation, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Head Women's Basketball Coach

Position Summary

The Department of Athletics at Michigan State University is searching for a Head Women's Basketball Coach to direct, plan, and manage all aspects of a successful Big Ten Conference Women’s Basketball program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate Assistant Coaches/Associate Head Coaches, as well as direct Women’s Basketball support staff.
  • Oversight of the recruiting process, including the identification, evaluation, recruitment, and retention of top prospective student-athletes that can be successful in the classroom, in competition and in the community
  • Establish and support a program culture to successfully foster athletic, academic, and social growth for student-athletes and staff
  • Develop and motivate student-athletes for them to attain the highest levels of success in all phases of their academic and intercollegiate athletic experience
  • Manage the operational budget while demonstrating fiscal responsibility and support of cost containment initiatives
  • Collaborate with the development office to identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit donor prospects for the sport and intercollegiate athletics
  • Work collaboratively with all department units, university personnel, conference personnel, NCAA personnel and sport-specific organizations as an ambassador for MSU
  • Uphold integrity and honor to ensure the women’s basketball program is a point of pride for the athletic department, institution, and conference by being compliant with institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Provide leadership in support of the mission and core values of MSU Athletics and University
  • Other duties as assigned 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Desired Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of five years of intercollegiate head coaching experience with successful recruiting, coaching, and teaching of highly talented student-athletes in women’s basketball.
  • A demonstrated commitment to adhering to all the policies, rules, and regulations of MSU, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Successful intercollegiate head coaching (or other high level) experience at the Division I level in women’s basketball.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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