Associate Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Assistant Coach, Men’s & Women’s Track & Field (single position)


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of associate head coach, men’s & women’s cross country and assistant coach, men’s & women’s track & field. The coach is responsible for recruiting and organization of the College’s cross country program and serves in the same capacity as assistant coach for track & field.


  • Serves as recruiter for the sports of cross country and track & field, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with Admission.

  • Organizes, in conjunction with the director of athletics and head coach, all aspects of the cross country program, including facility, meet, practice and operational issues.

  • Acts as a visible person to represent the College in a positive manner and to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.

  • Works closely with the promotional and fundraising efforts of the athletic department.

  • Follows all institutional and NCAA regulations regarding cross country and track & field in particular and athletics in general.

  • Makes budgetary suggestions regarding the proper operation and staffing of the areas of responsibility.

  • Projects and promotes the highest standards for student actions in order to best prepare them as solid citizens and alumni.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the head coach and director of athletics.


Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license for transportation of team in vans or bus and have the ability to travel for team practices, competition and scouting. Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.


• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes. • Knowledge and specialization in intercollegiate coaching preferred. • Must have strong team building and management skills. • Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner. • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. • Must have demonstrated experience in program development, management, and leadership. • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics. • Professional network within Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania preferred. • One to five years previous collegiate coaching experience preferred.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to, (2) online at or (3) to Associate Head Coach, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country and Assistant Coach, Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at EOE