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 (molitore@whitman.edu).

A job description for the coaching position can be viewed below:

WHITMAN COLLEGE
JOB DESCRIPTION

 

DATE: December 1, 2008                         JOB TITLE: Women’s Lacrosse Coach

FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-exempt             OFFICE/DEPARTMENT: SSRA
                                                              SUPERVISOR: Skip Molitor

                                                              DEPARTMENT HEAD: Dean Snider

                                                              BUDGET OFFICER: Lori Bettison-Varga

  ________________________________________________________________________

 

POSITION PURPOSE

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.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

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.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

A college degree preferably with experience as a lacrosse coach and as a player.