Human Resources

Men’s Head Basketball Coach (#81475) Position Description

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, Athletics, full-time, general funds, to begin approximately June 2013. The UH Hilo Men’s Head Basketball Coach leads, organizes, prepares implements and manages quality assurance for all aspects of the men’s basketball program. S/he is an integral member of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics staff team and reports directly to the Director of Athletics or designee in the AD’s absence.


Executes all responsibilities as Head Coach in a manner that reflects an ongoing commitment to the excellence, integrity and success of the Men’s Basketball program, of the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo; prepares and organizes daily practice sessions, game preparation for competition and off-season training; recommends and prepares all schedules for home tournaments and non-conference games to the Director of Athletics; organizes and administers the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, PWC, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo policies and procedures; organizes and directs the coaching staff to carry out the goals and objectives of the men’s basketball program; responsibly expends allocated budget and ensures that the budget balances each fiscal year; recommends personnel, financial and facilities requirements for the men’s basketball program to the Director of Athletics; implements appropriate risk management strategies at all times; engages in regular consultation with athletic training and other department sports medicine personnel to maximize the safety and wellness of student-athletes; and demonstrates concern for the overall welfare of students at all times; recommends scholarship awards for student-athletes to the Director of Athletics; responsible for tracking the admissions and eligibility process involving recruited student-athletes, and for working collaboratively with the Compliance Officer in this regard; responsible for monitoring and supporting the student-athletes academic progress in consultation and coordination with the Academic Support Services Director; responsible for complying with the rules and regulations of the NCAA as it relates to the men’s basketball program; responsible for assisting and supporting the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics in administration and operations; prepares and participates in camps and clinics as needed; actively participates and assists in promotional, marketing, public relations and fundraising activities for the program in the community, schools, and the University campus; provides general advising, mentoring and support to student-athletes; role models and engages in ethical decision-making and outstanding sportsmanship; demonstrates through actions and communicates a respect for diversity and cross-cultural differences; perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Education or related field; five years experience in university or college coaching basketball or any equivalent combination of education and training experience; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the general public, University community, and the athletic community; and experience working in multi-cultural environment. Possess valid driver’s license. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a master’s degree in Physical Education or related field; demonstrated experience in the recruitment of student-athletes; demonstrated experience in budgetary management; possess thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations; demonstrate ability to monitor and supervise subordinate professionals and students; demonstrate ability to develop a highly competitive basketball program; and participated as a student-athlete on the post-secondary level.

Pay Range


Applications (How to Apply)

Submit (1) resume; (2) transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts must be submitted prior to offer being made); and (3) a list of three professional references with their current contact information. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application Address: Audrey Hirayama, Secretary to Director of Athletics, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720-4091. Electronic submissions may be sent to:

Inquiries (General)

Audrey Hirayama, (808) 974-7520; fax (808) 974-7711; or e-mail:

Please refer to position #81475 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Postmarked no later than April 19, 2013.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaiʻi may be viewed at the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Return to the Position Vacancies Listing.