Head Men's & Women's Cross-Country/Assistant Men's & Women's Track and Field Coach

TITLE:Head Men's & Women's Cross-Country/Assistant Men's & Women's Track and Field Coach
DATE POSTED: Friday, December 8, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach and Director of Athletics


Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that will include many evenings and weekends.  


The Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach is under the direction and supervision of the Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach and the Director of Athletics and is responsible for the teaching, management, conduct, and supervision of all phases of the cross country program and sprints, hurdles and jumps in the track and field program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the University.

Primary duty is to provide instruction to student-athletes in the skills of cross country and sprints, hurdles and jumps in track and field.  These duties include:
  • Establishing coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athlete’s skills and teamwork.
  • Preparing the cross country and track and field student-athletes in the analyses of specific sport analyses and planning strategies accordingly.
  • Instructing cross country student-athletes in race management and track and field student-athletes in specific race competition
  • Preparing student-athletes physically by instructing proper strength and conditioning
  • Instructing student-athletes in sportsmanship and ethical behavior
  • Providing academic help and tutoring
  • Developing the spiritual, academic and athletic aspects of all student-athletes 
Secondary duties include:
  • Directing, coordinating, and supervising the cross country staff and assisting the head men’s and women’s track and field coach in the planning, organizing, and coaching of the LETU cross country and track and field teams.
  • Ensuring compliance with the University, Conference and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Recruiting and retaining highly skilled student-athletes for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams consistent with the LETU philosophy and standards.
  • Determining fiscal requirements and budgetary recommendations for men’s and women’s cross country while monitoring, verifying, and reconciling expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Coordinating the scheduling, planning and management of home and away contests with the Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach and Director of Athletics.
  • Creating and providing documents, reports, and information required for program and department functions.
  • Counseling team members in disciplinary, academic, or personal matters while consulting with LETU administration on matters requiring resolution of problems.
  • Monitoring academic progress of members of the cross country team
  • Developing student-athletes spiritually, academically and athletically
  • Providing and working with student-athletes in opportunities to serve the community
  • Performing other duties as requested by the Director of Athletics.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sport of cross country and specifically sprints, hurdles and jumps in track and field
  • Ability to effectively teach cross country skills and sprints, hurdles and jumps during practice sessions.
  • Demonstrate competitive coaching skills in area of expertise.
  • Skill to recruit and retain highly skilled student-athletes.
  • Ability to utilize information technology and display computer skills.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in oral, written and electronic means.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and Conference regulations and guidelines.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively counsel student athletes on spiritual growth and requirements for personal, academic, and athletic participation.
  • Ability to prepare, submit, and maintain accurate reports, records, and documents required by the Department.
  • Skill in public relations that build, support and promote the program to the internal and external community.

Ability to conduct practices in practice environment is required.  Physical demands are moderate to high based upon practice requirements.  Standing, walking, and some running for extended periods are common.  Job includes considerable travel during the week and weekends over the course of the season and recruiting period.  Evening and late night hours are common to the position.


Masters or above preferred, Bachelors degree required.  Cross country and track and field coaching experience at the college, university, and/or professional level preferred.  A proven record of integrity, high moral principles, and demonstrated skill will be considered.  Successful recruitment of high skill level players with acceptable graduation rates will be necessary. 



Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.  In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application, and a current resume to:  
LeTourneau University
ATTN:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:  HumanResources@letu.edu


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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