There is one open spot on Seton Hall's coaching staff and that position could be yours!
Not really. But you can still apply.
Seton Hall University published a job posting for an 'Asst Men's Basketball Coach' on SimplyHired.com yesterday with a very long job description that includes 3-5 years of experience in collegiate basketball coaching and preferred Division I playing experience. Naturally, that rules out about 99.99% of all potential applications who are going to view the job listing on Simply Hired.
So, what's the deal here, right? Kinda weird. Well, the job posting was submitted Wednesday, less than 24 hours after former Abraham Lincoln (N.Y.) head coach Dwayne "Tiny" Morton had his retirement dinner to conclude his career as boss of the Railsplitters. Morton has been strongly linked to a position on Seton Hall's coaching staff since first reported by the New York Post at the time of Lincoln standout Isaiah Whitehead's commitment to the Pirates. While it has been widely known that the prestigious high school coach will join Seton Hall's staff this summer, Morton has never publicly acknowledged it, unless you count rocking Seton Hall gear as a confirmation.
Coach Tiny's retirement dinner in a few.. Proud to have known him for so long, big role in my life ... Good luck next year at Seton Hall— thomas holley (@Holleylujahh) May 20, 2014
Shout to my coach Dwayne Tiny Morton on retiring from HS basketball tonight and moving on to coach at Seton Hall— Akeem Of Zamunda (@IcebergAk) May 21, 2014
Unofficially official, it seems. The reason for the job posting is surely meant for legal hiring purposes, despite the fact that Seton Hall is a private institution.
In case you were wondering what exactly an assistant coach does, here is the full job description:
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the head coach in the organization, development, and planning of the basketball program. This position must assist in all aspects of practice-planning/floor responsibilities and assist in all aspects of recruiting. This position requires the assessment of student-athletes ability to compete academically and athletically. This position serves as the Co-Director of the youth summer camps. The assistant coach is responsible for the concerns and welfare of his/her student athletes both on and off the field of competition. This includes monitoring the academic performance and furthering the success of the team in meeting academic and eligibility criteria set forth by the university and the NCAA. The assistant coach is responsible for the safety, behavior and appearance of the student-athletes and managers under his/her direction while representing the university. This includes all facets of daily interaction with academic, resident and student life communities as well as all entities involved in travel and competition for away contests. He/she must have knowledge of and strictly adhere to NCAA, BIG EAST, University and departmental rules, policies and procedures.
Three to five years of collegiate basketball coaching and recruiting experience is required.
Coaching: Design, conduct and monitor countable athletically-related activities per NCAA playing and practice regulations and department policy. Evaluate student-athletes to identify strengths and deficiencies, and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and bio-mechanical principles. Collaborate with the Head Coach to incorporate position specific learning opportunities into daily practice design. Communicate with all members of the program's coaching staff regarding the progress and training activities. Assist in planning, conducting and supervising all practice and conditioning sessions. Collaborate with the Head Coach, certified Athletic Trainers, and Strength and Conditioning Coach to design both academic year and summer conditioning programs, encompassing recognized and approved methods of improving power, speed, strength and aerobic performance, consistent with industry safety and health standards.Recruiting: As an NCAA certified recruiter, successfully research, scout, evaluate and contact prospective student-athletes while operating within the scope of the department, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations at all times. As an on-campus recruiter, collaborate with all departments and university staff in designing official and unofficial visits in compliance with all university, Big East Conference and NCAA regulations. Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials to prospective student-athletes. Oversee the negotiation of scholarship offers to prospective student-athletes. Establish and develop relationships with appropriate high school and junior college officials, amateur club coaches.Administration: Provide valuable input in developing and monitoring the program budget. Assist in monitoring the academic progress and eligibility status of student-athletes. Supervise and assign responsibilities to team manager(s), video staff and graduate assistant(s). Assist with the development of schedules for practice and competition. Interface with appropriate departmental administrators to manage site assignments, visiting team practices, reservations for alternative facilities, pre-and-post events. Assist in or manage coordinating team travel arrangements. Monitor expenditures and cash disbursements for compliance with university, departmental, and NCAA policies. Manage travel party per conference regulations. Assist in or manage the purchase of apparel and/or specialized equipment. Work with vendors in accordance with university protocol. Consult with the equipment manager on matters of inventory, purchase and delivery. Coordinate with the equipment manager to ensure the issuance of the necessary equipment and apparel for scheduled practices and competitive events. Manage, monitor and archive all required records and paperwork per regulatory requirements (e.g. state, federal and NCAA compliance). Must understand and comply with all NCAA and Big East rules and regulations at all times. Lack of compliance could result in severe Big East or NCAA sanctions for the program, the department and the university.Public Relations: Participate in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances. Consult with assigned Media Services staff regarding game preparations. Represent the department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events. Consult with Compliance office staff to evaluate each request to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations.Fundraising: Assist with or oversee the planning, coordination and execution of approved fund-raising activities.Co-Direct Youth Summer Camps: Oversee hiring of coaches and referees. Schedule guest lecturers. Organize team and game schedules. Oversee the operation of camp.
Collegiate playing experience at the Division I level desired.