Dec 14, 2023

Assistant Men's and Women's Swim Coach

  • Milligan University
  • Milligan University, Neth Drive, Milligan College, TN, USA
Full time Assistant Coach

Job Description

This position is flexible, part time to full time. Applicants with swim coaching or collegiate experience are highly preferred.

Founded in 1866, Milligan University is one of the top Christian schools in the South, and is consistently ranked in the top-10 “Best Value Schools of the South” by USA News and World Report. With over 100 majors to pick from, Milligan’s mission is to create servant leaders through it’s pillars of scholarship, community, and faith.Milligan’s swim teams have seen a rapid rise in the national rankings, having placed both the men’s and women’s teams in the top-5 nationally while also repeating as AAC conference champions in 2022 and 2023, the first such repeat in conference history.

Job Summary Under administrative direction, the assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach with all activities of the designated program, including but not limited to, recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, academic progress of student-athletes, competitive game strategy, budget management, coaching staff oversight, and the program’s compliance with the University, Conference, and NAIA.

Job Responsibilities● Promotes and facilitates student-athlete academic success● Assists the head coach with the overall planning and execution of the program.● Assists in designing, developing and implementing effective recruitment strategies.● Recruits and retains student-athletes capable of academic and athletic success at the university.● Helps in coordinating team activities, such as practices, team workouts and other events.● Assists in writing workouts and conducting practice sessions for various training groups● Completes all administrative responsibilities associated with the program in a timely manner.● Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs.● Actively participates in development and donor activities and fundraising.● Performs other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities● Prior coaching experience required.● Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.● Excellent communication skills required for working with diverse groups.● Strong written communication skills; excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.● Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience at NCAA, NAIA or JC levels preferred; ability to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends. Under general direction, is responsible to assist with the management of a competitive NAIA athletic program; assists with conditioning, practices, recruiting, travel arrangements, and student managers.

Milligan University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources.HOW TO

Email head coach Spencer Scarth with resume and at least 2 references.

Spencer Scarth phone: 423-461-8489 email:

Job Type: Part-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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