Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country

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Full Time (Exempt)

The Coker College Department of Athletics invites applicants to apply for the position of Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country.  This position is responsible for leading an NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country program within the College, NCAA, and SAC rules and regulations.  Other responsibilities include:


  •  Recruiting qualified student-athletes
  •  Coaching the team during practices and meets
  •  Scheduling meets.
  •  Maintain responsibility for expense control compliance with all track and field/cross country program expenditures.
  •  Mentor student-athletes in their academic performance to assure timely progress toward degree completion.   
  •  Develop strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance and appropriate personal and social conduct.
  • Plan team travel arrangements in conjunction with the Assistant to the Vice President for Athletics.
  • Promote the athletic program both on and off campus.
  • Fundraise within the community.
  • Plan and conduct summer camp and clinics.  
  • Actively participating in campus programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Proven coaching and recruiting ability (minimum of two years of college coaching experience)

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Sound human relation skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, and members within the community.

  • Organized, works efficiently, and is successful with time management.

  • AED/CPR certification at the time of employment.

  • Ability to supervise two graduate assistants.

  • A valid drive’rs license.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.  

  • Experience as head track and field/cross country coach.

This is a permanent, full-time, exempt, 12-month position reporting to the Vice President for Athletics with oversight of assistant coaches. Full benefits with competitive salary provided.  Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] and complete the Coker College Application


Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 5 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.

Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.