Head Coach, Volleyball



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 head coach, volleyball. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The coach is responsible for recruiting and organization of the College’s volleyball program.


  • Serves as primary recruiter for the sport of volleyball, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admission.

  • Organizes, in conjunction with the director, all aspects of the volleyball program, including facility, competition and practice schedules and team operations.

  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner 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, GMAC and NCAA regulations regarding volleyball and athletics in general.

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

  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.

  • Creates an environment and plan for the academic success of the team.

  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.

  • Establishes study table hours for those student-athletes who are experiencing academic difficulty.

  • Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in physical education, sports management or related field preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in coaching intercollegiate athletics or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 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.

  • Ability to supervise respective staff, as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics, is a must.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.


  • 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.