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Montana State University Head Men's Tennis Coach / Director of Bobcat Anderson Tennis Center in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22361

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Thijs Goossens atthijs.goossens@msubobcats.comor (406)994-3742

Classification Title Head Coach

Working Title Head Men's Tennis Coach / Director of Bobcat Anderson Tennis Center

Brief Position Overview

MSU Athletics Men’s Tennis Head Coach and Director of the Bobcat Anderson Tennis Center.

Position Number 4C3931

Department Athletics

Division President's Office

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Head Men’s Tennis Coach reports directly to the Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Operations/ CFO and is responsible for the organization and administration of all phases of the MSU Men’s Tennis Program and Bobcat Anderson Tennis Center.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Division I Men’s Tennis Program and its student-athletes and staff, including all team operations.

  • Tennis Center management to include oversight of all tennis facility issues, fiscal operations, budgets, and tennis programming (leagues, tournaments, camps, junior and adult lessons and special events) and performs other administrative duties as needed.

  • Organizing and coordinating team and individual student-athlete practices.

  • Scheduling of competitive matches.

  • Team travel operations and execution.

  • Scouting and analyzing opponents, designing match plans and on-court coaching.

  • Identify and coordinate the recruitment of student-athletes.

  • Oversee academic monitoring of student-athletes.

  • Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches, tennis center staff, and pros.

  • Manage Tennis Center membership and communicates with members concerning Tennis Center operations and special events.

  • Coordinate, organize, and implement fundraising initiatives in support of the men’s tennis program.

  • Adhering strictly to MSU , Big Sky Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

  • All other duties as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Operations/ CFO and/or Director of Athletics, in pursuit of the goal of developing a successful Men’s Tennis program.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Collegiate coaching or playing experience.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student-athlete success including monitoring academic programs, nutrition, strength and conditioning program and student-athlete conduct.

  • Administrative, financial and supervisory experience operating a tennis facility, including, but not limited to, such things as coordinating facility maintenance, hiring staff and pros, creating and managing membership programs.

  • Experience managing a budget.

  • Evidence of interacting positively with student-athletes, parents, colleagues, alumni, community members and other constituents, with a strong understanding of the importance of interaction with all levels of support groups and fundraising efforts.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Five years of collegiate coaching experience.

  • USPTA or PTR Certification.

  • Computer skills including tournament data management systems, Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience as a tennis teaching professional.

  • Excellence in coaching ability, teaching leadership and camp management skills.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have excellent communication skills, be a positive motivator, have demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities, and be able to clearly articulate a coherent plan and vision to build and enhance the MSU Men’s Tennis program.

  • Have impeccable integrity with a thorough commitment to NCAA , BSC , and MSU regulations.

  • Be self-motivated, make sound judgments, and be able to relate to and have a high interest in young people.

  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 26, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: