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St. John Fisher College Head Women's Basketball Coach in Rochester, New York


St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all NCAA , conference, and institutional guidelines, policies, and rules

  • Demonstrate leadership and professional behavior when dealing with student-athletes

  • Maintain positive constructive working relationships with student-athletes, athletics department coaches and staff, and all members of the University community

  • At all times promote the Women’s Basketball program in a positive way

  • Recruiting (25%)

  • Team Works software usage to submit and update recruit information

  • Corresponding via mailings, phone calls, text messaging and emails

  • Scheduling and setting up recruit visits

  • Attending off campus recruiting events

  • Working with admissions office to recruit student athletes

  • Women’s Basketball Team Coaching & Education (50%)

  • Practice planning and coaching

  • Individual & small group coaching sessions

  • Oversee academic, moral, ethical and athletic development of the student-athletes – personal & team meetings

  • Game preparation team meetings

  • Game day meetings, coaching, post-game debrief

  • Team film sessions & meetings

  • Participation in community service events

  • Oversee academic, moral, ethical and athletic development of the student-athletes (5%)

  • Game Management & other administrative tasks as assigned by department (20%)

  • Yearly NCAA rules test

Education / Experience:

Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred. Intercollegiate playing experience desired. Collegiate coaching experience preferred.

Competencies / Skills:

Ability to demonstrate basketball techniques and related skills, interpersonal skills between students, staff, alumni and friends of the University.

Supervision of Employees:

Coordinate duties and supervision of the assistant coaches.

Work Hours:

Schedule varies depending on if in-season or out-of-season. The ability to work nights and weekends required to support practices, games and recruiting events.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.

The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).