Head Coach, Men’s Swimming

California, United States
24 Apr 2019
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24 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:

Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletic program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 119 NCAA championship titles, completed an unpresented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 24 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way”, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively. 

Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you! 

Stanford Athletics is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach – Men’s Swimming. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of Stanford’s Division I men’s swimming program, including adhering to the rules of the Pac-12 Conference, the NCAA, and Stanford University. Essential duties include student-athlete development, team management, recruiting, budgeting, competition scheduling, team travel, personnel management, and relationship building with alumni and friends of the program. The Head Coach also has the opportunity run camps and clinics, consistent with institutional and NCAA regulations.


  • Create and facilitate a healthy team culture that supports the development of grounded self-awareness and growth mindset, selfless teamwork, personal and team integrity, and competitive greatness.
  • Identify, assess, and recruit top student-athletes to compete at Stanford, within the context of applicable NCAA regulations and University admission expectations.
  • Plan and organize team and individual training and practice sessions, within NCAA regulations and with respect for the academic demands of Stanford student-athletes.
  • Provide leadership and instruction for the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including team management in areas such as academic, disciplinary, and personal matters, as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at their highest level.
  • Develop and manage the annual program budget, within institutional budget policies and guidelines.
  • Hire, manage, and develop an assistant coach, including delivering regular performance coaching and an annual performance evaluation. If desired, hire, manage, and develop a volunteer assistant coach.
  • Arrange a competitive schedule, within institutional guidelines and budget, and manage all aspects of team travel.
  • Participate in Department of Athletics education and activities, including regular coaches meetings, all-staff meetings, and compliance education sessions.
  • Participate in alumni outreach, fundraising, and other relevant relationship management activities on behalf of the program and the department.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, by the Director of Athletics and/or his designee.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years collegiate or professional coaching experience required. Division I collegiate coaching experience preferred.

All Stanford Athletics employees share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of Stanford University and its intercollegiate athletics program. The Head Coach is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all university and department policies, local and national laws, and NCAA and Pac-12 rules.

DAPER’s Integrity:
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Why Stanford is for you: 
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to apply:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application. All applications must be submitted via Stanford’s Careers webpage.