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Part-Time Assistant Squash Coach
Northeastern University

Job Posted September 27, 2007

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Part-Time, Assistant Squash Coach, Northeastern University

Position located in Boston, MA

Position available immediately at Northeastern University to work with talented intercollegiate men’s and women’s club squash teams.  Northeastern has 8 International squash courts in a state of the art facility on campus.
The men’s team climbed several spots last year to #23 in the CSA post
season poll. With several new recruits for both men’s and women’s, the teams
are ready to have another banner year.

Presently this is a volunteer position (although fund-raising activities
are actively in place which could possibly support a small stipend). This
is an ideal opportunity for a college graduate looking to remain in the
sport of squash and develop a career as a teaching/playing pro. The time
commitment is 3-4 weekday evenings from mid-October through the end of
February, with  flexibility to account for your job and personal schedule.
Attendance at all home matches at Northeastern University’s Badger & Rosen
SquashBusters facility in Boston this season would be encouraged.
Availability for a couple of expense paid (travel, hotel) away matches would be preferred.  
We strongly encourage applications from the greater Boston area
within reasonable commuting distance to our campus (30 miles or less)
Daily travel expenses would be  the responsibility of the volunteer
assistant coach.

This position is responsible for coaching the squash team including
mentorship, conditioning and training of student-athletes to achieve
athletic excellence in the sport of Squash, within the policies and
procedures of the Northeastern University Club Sport Program.  Whomever
fills this position would work with and under the direction of the men’s
and women’s head coach, Gifford Sommerkamp.

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years (post collegiate playing) experience in teaching or
    coaching the sport of squash; it’s strokes, strategies, conditioning and
    mechanics
  • 4 years varsity college squash and/or professional competition experience
    preferred
  • Strong knowledge of competitive squash drills, sport specific physical
    conditioning and elite play a plus
  • Expressed enthusiasm and interest in building the club program to be one
    of the most competitive in CSA Collegiate Squash is welcomed

Cover  letter and resumes should be forwarded to the Northeastern
University Director of Club Sports, Jerry Foster – j.foster@neu.edu,
617-373-8278 (fax).  Applications by email please.  CC. Clayton Quarles; quarles.c@neu.edu and Sarah Sweet; sweet.s@neu.edu of the Men’s and
Women’s Squash programs respectively.

 


 



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