WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Whitman College women’s lacrosse program, which has operated as a club team for the past two decades, is in the market for its first paid coach.
The program, which has made use of player coaches in the past, recently received an alumni contribution earmarked to pay for a part-time coach.
Andrea Seymour, a Whitman senior and team member, says the contribution comes at a time when the women’s lacrosse program needs more coaching expertise.
“For our team to stay competitive with our league, and to continue to grow as a program, we need a coach,” Seymour says. “As lacrosse has grown in the Northwest, the level of play has increased significantly.”
Whitman competes in the collegiate division of the Northwest Women’s Lacrosse Association, which represents several teams in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.
Applicants for the Whitman coaching position should send a
letter of interest and resume to Skip Molitor, assistant director of athletics
at Whitman. Inquiries can be addressed to -- Skip Molitor, Athletics, Whitman College, 345
Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, Wash. 99362.
Molitor also can be contacted by telephone (509 301-8505) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A job description for the coaching position can be viewed
DATE: December 1, 2008 JOB TITLE: Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Non-exempt OFFICE/DEPARTMENT: SSRA
SUPERVISOR: Skip Molitor
DEPARTMENT HEAD: Dean Snider
BUDGET OFFICER: Lori Bettison-Varga
Whitman College is searching for a Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Lacrosse is a club sport that competes primarily in the spring against other colleges and universities throughout the Northwest. This position has a stipend of $2500.
1. Develop and administer a club women’s lacrosse program that is consistent with the mission of the college
2. Manage and conduct an effective practice schedule in regards to student-athlete development and game preparation including but not limited to practice organization and in-season conditioning
3. Prepare and manage a budget
4. Develop a competitive schedule consistent with department and institutional guidelines
5. Oversight of equipment related to the sport
6. Organization of team travel including transportation, lodging and meals
7. Establishment of team guidelines and policies
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the game, including teaching rules, fundamentals, team execution and involvement, physical conditioning related to the sport, and appropriate interaction with the college community.
A college degree preferably with experience as a lacrosse coach and as a player.