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Assistant Mens Basketball Coach

Job Details

Earlham College - Richmond, IN
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.


Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.


Earlham College is seeking an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach to join our team!






The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach will be responsible for supporting the efforts of the men’s basketball program and working to assist the Head Coach in performing all duties in compliance with all NCAA, HCAC, and Earlham College rules and regulations.





Essential Functions:



  • Meet annual recruitment goals established by the Director of Athletics and Head Coach.
  • Build relationships with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist the head coach in planning and executing prospective student-athlete visits to campus and with off-campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist the head coach in generating and responding to prospective student-athlete contacts generated throughout the year.  These include coaches’ mailings, attendance at tournaments and showcases, observing team camps, recruiting services, and admissions contacts.
  • Establish and maintain a recruiting database for recruiting utilizing the software program designated by the Department of Athletics.
  • Utilize a variety of communication platforms to recruit prospective student-athletes (e.g., phone calls; texts; social media; emails; etc.).
  • Attend practices and/or games of recruits on a regular basis.
  • Assist in summer recruiting efforts by attending showcases and other recruitment opportunities as designated by the Head Coach.


Office Responsibilities

  • Serve as video coordinator.
  • Assist the head coach in serving as the travel coordinator by arranging bus and van schedules, airline travel, pre and post-game meals, and overnight accommodations.
  • Assist the head coach in monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes and coordinate study tables.
  • Be a presence in the office and available to assist player needs.
  • Engage and maintain contact with the sports information office and respond to requests as needed.



Practice/Player Development  

  • Assist the head coach with a daily practice plan.
  • Assist with all practice and game day setup.
  • Teach breakdown drills providing individual player attention and more repetitions per player.
  • Assist in planning and oversight of strength and conditioning sessions and individual workouts in season.
  • Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.


Game Day Responsibilities

  • Assist head coach in game plan and scouting of future opponents.
  • Assist with game decisions (i.e. timeouts, substitutions, strategy, addressing individual player concerns) as needed at contests.
  • Responsible for all game day and practice video operations.
  • Perform post-game duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics; video exchange, and communicating with the sports information office.


  • Help distribute, collect, and inventory player gear and equipment.
  • Assist with all program fundraisers and alumni outreach.
  • Assist with appropriate program marketing, including social media accounts.
  • Be knowledgeable and able to assume head coaching responsibilities in case the head coach is unable to perform his or her duties.
  • Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of student-athletes.
  • Be an active member of the athletic department staff by attending staff meetings and other department-scheduled activities,
  • Be responsive and timely with all requests from departmental support staff (administrative leadership; athletic trainer(s); etc.).
  • Assist in game management duties for other department programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience and/or success as a head coach at the high school level.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
  • Current and valid driver’s license required.





Benefits Working at Earlham:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance*
  • Company paid Long-Term Disability after 1 year of full-time service*
  • Basic and Voluntary Life insurance*
  • Employee Assistance Program*
  • Campus Store Discount
  • Free ticket vouchers for Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Wellness Center Free Membership or Discount for eligible employees
  • Athletic Games-Free entry to all home games
  • Free entry into most Theatre/Music shows
  • Tuition Benefits for Immediate Family for eligible employees*
  • 403(b) Retirement* – For eligible employees, Earlham will contribute a non-elective contribution equal to 5% of gross pay after 2 years of service. After 3 years of service, this non-elective contribution increases to 8%. Vesting credit is available for new employees with previous service in the education sector with required documentation.
  • Many Wayne County Chamber of Commerce member businesses offer discounts to anyone with an Earlham ID

*All employee benefit offerings are subject to employee eligibility per plan documents.


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


To Apply



  • Please submit the following application materials through our  Earlham Careers Portal
  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with Contact Information


Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


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