Basketball Job Opportunity: Assistant Coach, Varsity Blues Women’s Basketball University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, person with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: June 2, 2022 5:00pm
Number of Positions: 1
Rate of Pay: Commensurate with education, certifications and experience.
Position Start Date: June 2023
Position End Date: May 31, 2024 (One year renewable)
Number of Hours per week: 40
Classification: Casual, Non Union


Key roles and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of team training and individual skill development of student athletes year round, including the independent development and implementation of training and competition plans to ensure individual and team
  • Creates video breakdown analysis for individual and team performance and scouting reports
  • Under the direction of the head coach, creates and manage a recruiting plan that includes travel to off site venues, tournaments and games held on weekend and week nights; creates manages and implements an efficient recruiting women’s basketball database;
  • Participates in various fundraising, marketing, and promotion activities including alumni newsletters and events.
  • In collaborations with the Assistant Manager Athlete Services, assist the head coach with student athlete recruitment, athletic scholarships and admissions,
  • Complies with OUA and CIS 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 by Head Coach and Athletic Director
  • Under the direction of the Head Coach, and in partnership with the intercollegiate office staff, coordinates the High School Girls Basketball Tournament, UofT summer camp, academy program and showcases.
  • Work in conjunction with other members of the faculty and university to support athlete performance in each of their respective areas, such as injury prevention, management and rehabilitation, development of individual strength and conditioning programs, and academic support programs.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty’s Alumni Advancement Office, establish a plan to engage and activate alumni as supporters and contributors to the program.
  • Work to build strategic relationships with basketball 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 basketball Engage in leadership capacities with OUA, U SPORTS, 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 Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications


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


  • A minimum of 2 years coaching experience in the U SPORTS, club or provincial or national team programs
  • Fully certified NCCP Level 3, equivalency considered
  • Proficient in computer programs such as synergy and/or other video breakdown programs
  • Knowledge in athlete recruiting databases such as Front Rush
  • Computer skills in WORD, Excel, Statistical programs


  • Valid G Driver’s License with access and/or owns vehicle.
  • A valid police check (no older than two years from the date of hire)

Method of Application

Resume, three references and cover letter to be emailed to:

Steve Manchur
Manager, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport

Subject line should include title of position.

Contact Information

Steve Manchur
Manager, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport
100 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON

Date Posted: May 16, 2023