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Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

The University of Mary is an NCAA Division II institution and participates in the very competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for evaluating and executing potential student-athletic recruiting under the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA.  This position is also responsible for individual skill development, on floor teaching, and scouting upcoming opponents.  The Assistant Coach also assists the head coach with budgets, campus, travel, and any and all other office duties as assigned.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruiting Potential Student Athletes
  • Developing our student athletes with skill development, academic, social skills, etc.
  • Provide assistance to Head Coach with activities and essential daily work associated with the program and student athletes, including but not limited to, recruitment, game preparation, on-the-floor coaching, video work, scouting, study hall, NCAA compliance, paperwork, and community involvement

Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate Degree required
  • Masters’ Degree preferred
  • Successful experience coaching/playing at the collegiate level or higher required
  • Successful experience as an Assistant Coach at the collegiate level preferred
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills include:

  • Must have knowledge of the game, skill level to teach the game, and comprehension of evaluating talent
  • Passion to be a highly transformational coach
  • Desire to serve and lead young women
  • Knowledge and commitment to facilitate and guide spiritual development
  • Drive to recruit and develop great players
  • Ability to comply with NCAA regulations
  • Clear commitment to a tradition of athletic and academic success for student athletes
  • Excellent communication skills

In keeping with the University’s strategic plan Vision 2030, this position requires thoughtful commitment to the University’s unique philosophy of collegiate athletics (please see Candidates will want to demonstrate clearly in their application materials both an ability and a willingness to understand and champion this vision, which is the bringing together of sport and true virtue.

University of Mary Marauders Athletics

The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers nine varsity sports for women and eight for men. U-Mary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The process took only three years after the NCAA waived the final two provisional years, making the University of Mary’s transition to active membership one of the quickest in the organization’s history. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.

Marauders History

Athletics at the University of Mary began in 1970 when Fritz Fell was brought on board to start a men’s basketball program. Al Bortke succeed Fell in 1973 as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director and over the next 36 years would develop an athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success at the NAIA level and later in NCAA Division II. After achieving a record of 335-156 in 16 years as the men’s basketball coach that included 11 20-win seasons, Bortke became U-Mary’s first full-time athletic director in 1989. During Bortke’s tenure, U-Mary grew from one varsity sport (men’s basketball) to 19, as the Marauders athletic program became a national power in the NAIA. A member of both the Marauders and NAIA athletic halls of fame, Bortke spearheaded the University of Mary’s move to NCAA Division II.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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