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POSITION:  Head Coach - Women's Lacrosse

DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Athletics

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  The Head Coach is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive lacrosse program for female athletes. Your primary focus will be on skill development, strategic coaching, fostering team unity, and promoting a positive and competitive team culture. You will work closely with student-athletes, assistant coaches, and other staff members to ensure the overall success and well-being of the women's lacrosse program.


  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in a related field.
  • Previous coaching experience, preferably at the college or high school level.
  • Strong knowledge of women's lacrosse rules, strategies, and techniques.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to the academic and personal development of student-athletes.
  • Ability to recruit and retain high-caliber student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.


  1. Player Development:
    • Design and implement effective training programs to enhance players' individual skills, including stick work, shooting, defensive techniques, and overall game strategy.
    • Conduct regular and structured practice sessions to optimize team performance.
    • Provide constructive feedback to players on their performance and support their overall development on and off the field.
  2. Game Strategy and Analysis:
    • Develop game plans and strategies to maximize team strengths and exploit opponents' weaknesses.
    • Analyze game footage to assess team and individual performance, providing feedback for improvement.
    • Collaborate with assistant coaches to refine and adapt game strategies based on opponents and team dynamics.
  3. Recruitment and Retention:
    • Identify and recruit talented student-athletes to join the women's lacrosse program.
    • Build relationships with high school coaches, club teams, and potential recruits to maintain a strong pipeline of talented players.
    • Develop strategies to retain athletes and foster a positive team culture that promotes a sense of belonging and commitment.
  4. Compliance and Academic Support:
    • Ensure compliance with all university, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
    • Support student-athletes in balancing academic and athletic responsibilities, providing resources and guidance to promote academic success.
  5. Team Management and Leadership:
    • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth.
    • Demonstrate effective leadership by setting clear expectations, communicating openly, and promoting accountability among team members.
    • Address disciplinary issues promptly and professionally, maintaining a high standard of conduct within the program.
  6. Community Engagement:
    • Engage with the local community to promote the women's lacrosse program and build support.
    • Organize and participate in community outreach events, camps, and clinics to grow the sport and connect with potential future players.
  7. Facility and Equipment Management:
    • Coordinate with athletic department staff to ensure proper maintenance of facilities and equipment.
    • Manage and oversee the use of equipment, uniforms, and practice facilities efficiently.


Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference - HEAD COACH - WOMEN'S LACROSSE  - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

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  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities. 


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.