Job: Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach

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Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a full time Assistant Coach for Beach Volleyball.  This position assists the Head Coach in planning, directing and strategizing game tactics for developing winning teams in Beach Volleyball. Also, assists in organizing, recruiting, coaching and administering sports activities to individuals or groups at the University’s recreational facilities.


  • Ensures all aspects of athletic programs comply with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations.  Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction.
  • Coaches, counsels, advises and mentors athletic staff.
  • Works in association with the Athletic Director and the NCAA Compliance Coordinator with recordkeeping and student-athlete certifications as required by NCAA and University guidelines.
  • Explains and demonstrates the principles, techniques and methods of regulating movement of the human body, kinesiology, bio-mechanics, etc. to achieve proficiency in the assigned activity or sport.
  • Makes recommendations in matters of event scheduling, budget preparation and expenditures/monitoring, and prepares various reports.
  • Observes students during practice to encourage good athletic skills and provide guidance for improvements. Assesses student-athlete capabilities. Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment.
  • Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team.
  • Manages student-athlete off-campus recruiting programs.
  • Assists in organizing competitions and tournaments.
  • Assists and/or executes program development, develops strategies for competitions.
  • May be involved with student-athlete recruiting as allowed by University and NCAA rules.
  • May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.
  • Supervisory responsibilities may include Assistant Coaches, Volunteer Coaches, Graduate Assistants.


  • Bachelor’s degree required and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • 1 year work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills including ability to establish and build a good rapport and effective working relationships with student athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, college faculty and staff, alumni, professional colleagues, the community or general public and representatives of local and national affiliations.
  • Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of assigned sports including game rules, regulations and officiating; well versed in game development strategy.
  • Ability to effectively coach, advise and motivate student-athletes.
  • Knowledgeable of University, NCAA and RMAC rules and regulations.
  • Certification in NCAA off-campus recruiting or ability to pass the testing requirements.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record and occasionally operates University vehicles.
  • CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required; AED helpful.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


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. 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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Posted 29 Days Ago

Full time