May 01, 2024

Assistant Men's and Women's Swim Coach

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

Job Description

The Athletics Department at Milligan University invites applications for the full-time position of


Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach.

Reporting to the Head Swim Coach, this position will work alongside the head swim coach and assist the head coach in recruiting, developing and mentoring student athletes into becoming future servant leaders and the best possible version of themselves.

Milligan had it's best year in program history this past season. At nationals, the women finished a program record 3rd while the men also finished in a program record (4th), along with 2 national championship titles and 3 runner up finishes. Both teams swept the AAC conference meet for the third year in a row, and next year will once again be at record roster numbers.

The position will require assisting the head coach with identification and recruitment of high- quality student athletes, assisting in administrative duties, coaching on deck, and continuing to grow a swim lesson program. A demonstrated ability to mentor student-athletes and enhance their personal, academic, and athletic development is critical to the position. The assistant coach will also assist in coordinating team travel, setup of events and oversight of special projects (team activities, community service), and fundraising. This position also has a large potential to grow a clinic/lesson program for additional income, and does not have other departmental duties.

Successful candidates should have a minimum of bachelor’s degree along with experience in coaching college, club, or high school swimming. Previous college swimming experience, along with previous college coaching, is preferred. A strong desire to succeed, along with a great work ethic, is essential to this position. Candidates should also possess CPR/AED/Lifeguard certifications, but can be obtained after being hired. Other certifications, such as CSCS or USAW, are helpful. Successful candidates should also demonstrate a strong Christian faith and commitment to Milligan’s mission as a Christian liberal arts university. Primary duties and responsibilities would be performed on campus and may require early mornings along with travel to all away meets. This is a 12-month position with benefits.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume and a minimum of 2 references via email to Spencer Scarth, Head Swim Coach, scscarth@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Milligan is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status-if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship-protected veteran status in provision of employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to federal requirements. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the University, its mission statement, and its commitment to diversity.


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