Women’s Basketball — Assistant Coach

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college that fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals and learning styles. The college, a member of the State University of New York, is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and 30 minutes from Saratoga Springs. Our size is intimate, with only 4,000 full- and part-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year colleges. A bachelor's degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first-generation college educated and from rural areas in upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can live in our 400-bed residence hall.

With interactive classroom instruction and one-on-one guidance outside of class, our faculty and staff are committed to personal and public transformation through education, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. With a population of 23 percent returning adults and 15 percent people of color, SUNY Adirondack maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its growing multicultural student body. We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement and equity is imperative.

Major Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Women’s Basketball Head Coach and athletics department administrators, duties of the assistant coach will include but are not limited to supporting the head coach in the following expectations:

  • Recruitment of in-state and out-of-state student-athletes;

  • Monitor student-athlete academic progress and success;

  • Assist in practice plans to prepare for competition;

  • Scouting and editing opponent film;

  • Support game-day preparations including setup and breakdown of the facility;

  • Help organize team travel, including driving college vehicles to away contest;

  • Assist with the inventory, maintenance and return of all team equipment and gear at the conclusion of the season;

  • Ensure deadlines are met for submitting award nominations and voting, as well as competition results in local media outlets i.e. The Post-Star;

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings and weekends, as needed;

  • Other duties as assigned


This job requires any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education and/or experience as indicated below:

  • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred;

  • One to two years of playing and/or previous coaching experience preferred;

  • Prior recruiting and playing experience preferred;

  • Passion for the game of basketball;

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record;

  • Must be personable, approachable and team-oriented;

  • Show a commitment to students’ academic success; 

  • Willingness to work on a limited budget;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Able to multitask and be proactive with strong attention to detail;

  • Must have a willingness and desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds


$1,500-$2,000 based on experience

Employment Type                                            

Part Time

Additional Information                                        

SUNY Adirondack competes as a member of the NJCAA in Region 3 and Mountain Valley Conference.

To apply, please include a letter of interest; resume; and names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.