Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach—Apprentice in the Department of Athletics & Recreational Services (Temporary vacancy)

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Non-union Staff
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Closing Date: 
24/02/2023 - 4:00pm

Temporary vacancy for approximately one year - with the possibility of renewal for 4 additional years    

     EFFECTIVE - September 2023 (Fall Season)*

     *Appointment to be confirmed before March 31, 2023



The grant-funded position of the assistant coach is an apprenticeship position through which the successful female applicant will be mentored by an experienced coaching staff.  The primary job responsibilities of the assistant coach include the direction of day-to-day activities and program development for the Lancers women’s basketball team. The successful candidate will be required to adhere to all Department and U SPORTS and OUA policies and procedures, and will report directly to the Head Coach of Women’s Basketball.


  1. Assisting the coaching staff in utilizing current and specific theory and techniques towards optimally training basketball athletes to reach their fullest potential at every practice and every game; including off-season training.
  2. Assisting the coaching staff in teaching appropriate basketball skills, meet tactics and Strategies.
  3. Assisting the coaching staff in establishing a recruiting plan for identifying, contacting and communicating with top high school athletes in Ontario with reasonable potential for successful recruiting.
  4. Assisting the head coach in athletes’ individual improvement, and the overall team improvement, over the course of a season, or from previous seasons assessed on a year-by-year basis.
  5. Analyzing video and making it available for players and Head Coach to review play in preparation for the scouting report.
  6. All other duties as assigned


The successful candidate must possess:

  • Post-secondary degree program with a focus on in the field of human kinetics, physical education, coaching, kinesiology, leadership, Exercise Science, Sport Management or another appropriate program
  • At least two years of experience as coach or an athlete at an elite level in basketball
  • As part of the package the AAC will be required to complete a level 2 NCCP by the end of the 2-year term.

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Employment Coordinator at extension 4523. Should you require further information on accommodations, please visit the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).
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