Assistant Track and Field & Cross-Country Coach

Job Summary

The Assistant Track and Field & Cross-Country Coach supports all aspects of the NCAA Division III men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country program at Millsaps College. The major areas of responsibility include coaching and development of student athletes, recruitment of student athletes and supporting the head coach in planning and executing practice, game and travel plans. This position reports directly to the Head Coach for Men’s & Women’s Track and Field and Cross-Country.

This position works on-site in Jackson, MS and requires regular evening and weekend work and travel.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college student athletes in accordance with college admission and NCAA Division III guidelines
  • Comprehend and practice the NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing quality educational experience and academic success
  • Assist in the planning of and preparation for team practice sessions
  • Assist with scouting opponents and the videotape/information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents
  • Assist with the coordination of team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals
  • Plan visit days for prospective students
  • Monitor student athlete academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling
  • Assist with team fundraising programs to augment operations budget
  • Manage team social media account in conjunction with the Sports Information team
  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines
  • Organize community service activities for team members and coaches
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College, Student Life, and Athletics
  • Other duties as assigned by the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field and Cross-Country or the Director of Athletics


  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, kinesiology or a related field
  • Certification in first aid, CPR and AED must be current at all times
  • 1-2 years’ experience coaching track and field or cross country, or playing at the collegiate level
  • Knowledgeable with sprints, hurdles, jumps or throws
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Computer Skills: Frontrush, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, Google Apps…
  • Able to work in team environments and individually
  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and travel overnight.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Execution of skills to help in practice.
  • Frequent standing, walking and bending as well as reaching with arms or hands.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and a letter of interest to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a “Best Buy” among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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