Edgewood College Flag

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Description of Job

This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The position is responsible for the direct oversight of the Edgewood College Women’s Lacrosse Program.  Athletics plays an important role in the life of the campus, including but, not limited to the following: enhancing the learning experience for student-athletes, creating opportunities for uniting the campus community, publicly demonstrating the College’s values and mission, and contributing to the achievement of the College’s enrollment goals. The position will be responsible for short and long-term Women’s Lacrosse Program planning that supports the College’s Mission and Vision, and strictly adherences to NCAA, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and institutional rules.


Teaching Lacrosse

  • Assist each team member in reaching their athletic potential, in a manner consistent with the College’s    Values.
  • Teach each team member proper techniques, strategies and, skills that foster growth, development of potential and, opportunities to achieve success
  • Develop a strong sense of family within the Women’s Lacrosse Team, the Department and the College, consistent with the College’s values
  • Organize productive practice sessions
  • Prepare team members for high levels of collegiate competition
  • Support the academic and future occupational goals of each team member
  • Model and foster appropriate sportsmanship, competitiveness, and humility
  • Qualify for the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament

Personnel Supervision

  • Direct supervision of assistant coaches, student managers, student assistants, and team personnel for the Women’s Lacrosse Program.
  • Complete annual reviews of paid assistants, graduate assistant coaches and managers
  • Oversee allocation and approvals of timecards and pay rates

Budget Supervision

  • Allocate, oversee, and modify (as needed) team’s budgets, including operating and booster budgets.
  • Fundraise yearly, a minimum of 10% equivalent of program operating budget.
  • Increase booster budget funds in conjunction with Development/Advancement Office guidelines.
  • Work directly with Associate Director of Athletics in budget projections and adjustments
  • Maintain accurate and detailed budget reports.

Compliance Oversight

  • Maintain a current working knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations
  • Educate all team members, coaching staff members, boosters, alumni and parents on those rules and regulations
  • Oversee adherence to all NCAA and conference regulations

Community Outreach

  • Develop and foster community relationships that benefit the Women’s Lacrosse Program, The Department and College
  • Facilitate Team involvement that is beneficial to community organizations and individuals
  • Expand the Teams’ supporters, boosters and “ownership” groups
  • Facilitate and encourage campus and community involvement by all Team members
  • Assist in developing, fostering and maintaining practice and competition venue relationships
  • Complete at least one (1) Community Service Project with the Women’s Lacrosse Team
  • Participate in at least one (1) Athletic Department Community Service Project


  • Identify outstanding student-athlete candidates for Edgewood College and the Women’s Lacrosse Program
  • Develop relationships with PSA’s and parents/guardians
  • Develop relationships with high school/club coaches, teachers, alumni, and others that can aid in the recruitment of student-athletes (influencers)
  • Work closely with the Admissions Office on all recruiting activities
  • ·         Utilize Front Rush for recruiting activities
  • Recruit and retain outstanding and unique student-athletes, every year
  • Maintain complete and competitive rosters of 25 student-athletes


  • Attend all Athletic Department staff meetings
  • Attend all College assemblies and seminars
  • Participate in Athletic Department’s annual Golf Outing
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.  Masters degree preferred.
  •  At least 5 years of experience as a high school head coach or 3 years of experience as a collegiate coach.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent understanding of NCAA III rules
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population
  • Understanding of and ability to support the Edgewood College Mission and Values
  • Valid Driver’s License and outstanding driving record
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification

Required Technical Skills

  • Proficiency with scouting software (i.e. FrontRush, HUDL, KROSSOVER, etc).
  • Comfortable with Office 365 platform
  • Demonstrated comfort with social media

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources –HWLS

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer