Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Job Summary

The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach supports the head coach by sharing responsibility for the success of the basketball program at Millsaps College. This position supports Millsaps’ NCAA Division III intercollegiate basketball program including recruiting, training, and coaching athletes, assisting with fundraising to augment the program budget and providing support to the Department of Athletics. The Assistant Basketball Coach reports directly to the Head Basketball Coach.

Job Duties

  • Comprehend the NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing academics and athletics;
  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletic Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines;
  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines;
  • Provide on-court coaching of athlete skill development;
  • Accept game-day administration obligations each semester, if necessary;
  • Assist in the planning of practice sessions;
  • Monitoring student athlete academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling;
  • Coordinate team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals;
  • Assist in scouting opponents;
  • Assist with team fundraising programs to augment operations budget
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication;
  • Assist with equipment maintenance;
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College and Athletics
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or Head Coach


  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Management, Kinesiology, or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience
  • 1-3 years of College coaching experience or playing experience
  • Desire to continue fostering a strong academic and athletic program through creative and educational means
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in team environments and individually
  • Proven ability to promote a positive team environment and cultivate good morale
  • Highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds without assistance
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must be able to traverse college campus and climb stairs
  • Occasional stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required
  • Manual dexterity needed for demonstrating proper form and technique, participating in team practices and other repetitive tasks

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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