Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Assistant Track & Field Coach / Throws

Posted 12 days ago

Job Description

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is one of Arizonas leading higher learning institutions. Based in Phoenix, the regionally accredited, private, interdenominational Christian university offers online and campus-based bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs through the College of Doctoral Studies, College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, College of Theology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and College of Fine Arts and Production.

Grand Canyon University is currently seeking an Assistant Coach Track and Field - Throws.

Player Development/Coaching

  • Under the Direction of the head coach, provide coaching in both a team and individual setting to improve sport specific skills.
  • Participate in the creation of practice plans, assist in game preparation, advise on game strategy, and provide direct coaching and assistance during games.
  • Run practice in the absence of the head coach.
  • Research and identify the latest trends and techniques in coaching and playing.


  • Under the direction of the head coach, research, evaluate, contact and recruit players of high character, scholarship and athletic ability to compete for the designated sport program.
  • Market the designated sports program to prospective recruits, community members, and club members both domestically and internationally.
  • Travel extensively to evaluate talent and market the GCU designated sports program to potential recruits.


  • Assist the head coach with competition scheduling.
  • Assist the head coach in the planning, marketing and operation of sports camps.
  • Ensures all aspects of the designated sports program complies with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations. Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction.
  • Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team.
  • Participate actively in promotion of GCU athletics and campus events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the head coach, athletic director/athletic director designee.
  • May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.


  • Bachelors degree required.
  • At least three years of intercollegiate and/or elite level sport specific coaching and/or playing and training experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Division 1 sport specific program and NCAA rules.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • CPR, First Aid and Coaches Safety Training certifications required
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to lawfully accept employment in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience coaching in NCAA Division I
  • AED certification

GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCUs staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 12 Days Ago

Full time