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Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball, UMKC- Kansas City Athletics, 35931

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Athletics - Coaching
Hiring Department


Kansas City Athletics 

Job Description


The Kansas City Athletics Men's Basketball Team is accepting applications for an Assistant Coach position.
  • Assist in coaching, scouting, and recruitment of student athletes. This includes evaluating their performance in both practice and competition and providing leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies. Monitor the conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coaches and athletic training.
  • Assist with the development of schedules for practice and competition and assist in the planning and administering the off-season training program.
  • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters, to include consulting with the appropriate Directors, Associate and Assistant Directors of Athletics and other university administrators to resolve problems. Advise and counsel student-athletes regarding their obligations to comply with all rules and regulations related to financial aid and eligibility, as well as personal conduct and appearance.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponent teams and assist in designing game plans and strategies. Attend coaches' preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings. 
  • Participate in public relations activities, as approved, to include attending press conferences and making public appearances. Represent the department at professional, civic, charitable, fundraising events. 
  • Out of town or state travel for recruitment purposes. 
Position will be responsible for the assurance that all assigned activities are operated in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of institutional, conference and national athletic/sports programs associations such as NCAA, SEC, NAIA, etc.

Minimum Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications


Two to three years of intercollegiate basketball coaching experience in one or more areas of athlete development/administration/team recruitment for basketball or superior personal performance and achievement in basketball in combination with relevant life experiences which coaching ability can be effectively projected. Recruiting ability required. 

Must be able to follow the requirements of the NCAA, the Summit League and the mission of UMKC. 

Must be able to communicate effectively and foster positive relations with prospective and enrolled student-athletes, fellow coaches, athletics and university administration and the general public; and have a clear understanding of the role of athletics within the university community.

Anticipated Hiring Range


Up to $100,000 commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity. 

Application Deadline


Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility


This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

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