Cross-Country Head Coach and Track & Field Assistant Coach

Post date: 4/7/2021

Employee Type: Professional Staff

Status: Full time – Exempt

Emergency Designation: Non-Essential

Department: Athletics

Reports to: Director of Athletics                                                                                            

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains assistant coaches.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.


Job Summary:

This position exists for the purpose of providing leadership and oversight to the Cross-Country program, assistance to the Track & Field program at Lancaster Bible College and assistance to the Athletics program.                  

Personal Qualities:

  • The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally.
  • The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships.
  • A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve others.
  • The desire and ability to disciple and mentor students.
  • A professional appearance.

Education and Experience:  

  • Master’s degree preferred in a health or sport related field Previous collegiate participation and/or coaching experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop the academic, spiritual, physical, and social needs of college athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of collegiate cross-country and NCAA regulations
  • Coaching certification or relative course work.

 Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate the uniqueness of Lancaster Bible College to prospective students and parents.
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Licenses: Current and valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability to work independently and have the ability to work evenings and weekends to accomplish the tasks necessary for success in this field.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.


Coaching Responsibilities –

  • Prepare Men’s and Women’s Cross-County teams for full intercollegiate season that is compliant to the NCAA, NCCAA, and NEAC guidelines.
  • Recruit locally, regionally, and nationally student-athletes that are a “fit” to Lancaster Bible College and coordinate all aspects of recruitment via mailings, telephone, travel, and visits. Recruit to meet the expected minimum number of 30 student-athletes for the cross-country program.
  • Oversee the development of a culture that fits the philosophy of athletics and is a beacon to the LBC family and community.
  • Assist the Track & Field Head Coach by overseeing the distance aspect for the Track & Field program and other responsibilities as needed.
  • Demonstrate Christian values in attitudes, words, and actions at meets, practices, trips, meals, etc.
  • Ensure devotional times are conducted by players/coaches and goals of the athletic department are achieved each season.
  • Organize and conduct preseason tryouts and in season practices.
  • Select, supervise and evaluate assistant coaching staff.
  • Verify roster accuracy for eligibility sheets; coordinate with compliance director on questions or concerns.
  • Oversee student-athletes academic progress and be available for consultation/support for student-athletes.
  • Work closely with Sports Information Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements both internally and externally.
  • Represent the Cross-Country program at required meetings and assist the Track & Field Head Coach where needed.

Athletic Responsibilities – 

  • Continue to develop Summer Running Series
  • Attend bi-monthly department meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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