University of Toronto Seeking Men's Assistant Coach (Part-Time)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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The University of Toronto is seeking a highly motivated assistant coach for the Varsity Blues men’s volleyball program. The ideal candidate will contribute to the development of the program provincially and nationally within the context of an internationally recognized research and teaching university. 


  • Perform all assistant coaching duties consistent with the operation of a successful varsity sport program, including athlete recruitment, team selection, personnel management, team and individual goal setting, creating individual skill acquisition and refinement programs, tactical and technical preparation, practice planning and preparation, game preparation, management and evaluation, scouting, scheduling, budgeting, athlete performance target, evaluation framework and feedback mechanism, program evaluation, and maintenance of regular contact with athletes.

  • Complies with OUA and USPORTS rules and regulations.

  • Assists the head coach in and acts as liaison with the Academic Support Program (ASAP) in monitoring and assisting student-athletes with academic progress.

  • Performs administrative duties as required.

  • Under the direction of the Head Coach, and in partnership with the intercollegiate office staff, coordinates the community outreach initiatives and fundraising projects.

  • Work in conjunction with head strength and conditioning coach and sport medicine assigned athletic therapist to support athlete performance in each of their respective areas, such as injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation, development of individual strength and conditioning programs.

  • Work to build strategic relationships with volleyball groups in the community to foster relationships, build networks, increase visibility, increase awareness, act as a resource, enhance community engagement, build loyalty and position the incumbent and the U of T as a volleyball leader. Engage in leadership capacities with the alumni, the OUA, USPORTS, PSO, and NSO that directly contribute to the development of the sport program and the visibility of U of T as a national resource.

  • The assistant coach is an integral member of the Intercollegiate and High Performance Team and as such is expected to support other programs, participate in Faculty initiatives, attend events and take on annual projects as requested by the Director of Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

  • Carry out all of the above duties in a manner that is aligned with University of Toronto and Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education policies, procedures, and guidelines. 


  • University degree preferably in kinesiology or physical education or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years coaching experience in the CIS, club or provincial or national team programs

  • Fully certified NCCP Level 2, and HP1 - equivalency considered. 


Send your application with references no later than August 10, 2018, to Melissa Krist, Manager, Intercollegiate Sport: