Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

ROLE TITLE:  Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Director of Athletics

Summary of Position

The Head Coach is responsible for administering all aspects of the sport program including coaching, recruiting, game scheduling, supervision of personnel, fund-raising/friend raising, committee participation, budget management, compliance with NCAA, and conference rules/regulations. The head coach is also responsible to participate as a member of the college community and with all collaborative departmental functions as needed.

What you will do in this role:

  • Demonstrating excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to:(a) sport skill instruction (b) motivation (c) tactical strategies (d) physical training and fitness
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, College, and Department of Athletics rules, policies and expectations including commitment to lifelong learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the College at all times.
  • Create team results that compete and finish in the top half of the PAC regular season on a consistent basis. Design and execute a competitive schedule (including practice planning) that maximizes individual and collective student-athlete development and performance; prioritizing conference play within an academically rigorous educational experience
  • Successful recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation of student-athletes capable of attaining the baccalaureate degree in sufficient quantity to maintain a team roster appropriate for competitive success.
  • Manage a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program working at or within operational budget on an annual basis.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with program alumni and friends.
  • Provide student-athletes with opportunities that allow for social, emotional, and academic development, in addition to athletic success through close interpersonal guidance, mentoring and counseling.



  • Minimum of 1-3 years required and 4-7 years preferred of relevant professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required / Master’s Degree Preferred.
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results.



The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreation is personal and collaborative excellence.  We strive to offer high quality educational, recreational and competitive intercollegiate athletic opportunities to our participants.  We look to create an innovative, challenging and supportive learning environment where students can maximize opportunities for physical and social development, lifelong fitness and wellness as well as to realize opportunities for championship caliber athletic competition. Our goal is to enhance and develop values that foster leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, personal and civic responsibility, integrity, dignity and sportsmanship. Ultimately, it is the mission of the department to fully support the mission of Allegheny College and “prepare young adults for successful, meaningful lives”.



New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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re-posted 04/23/2024