Assistant Water Polo Coach

McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated and energetic candidate to serve as the Assistant Water Polo Coach on its Lebanon, Illinois campus.  The water polo program at McKendree consists of both a men’s and women’s team competing at the NCAA Division II level as well as a men’s team that competes at the club level.

This position assists the Head Water Polo Coach in all phases of the men’s and women’s water polo program. The assistant coach will aid in the planning and training for all three teams, both in and out of the pool, and will be expected to coach and teach male and female water polo student-athletes, aid in player development, video analysis, and overall team organization and instruction. The assistant coach will assist the head coach with administrative duties as assigned, to include but not limited to the planning of team travel, recruiting, fundraising, and completion of compliance-based tasks. Frequent travel is required.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Collegiate/high school coaching experience. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral communication, written communication, and computer skills are required
  • Leadership abilities in both everyday tasks and in high pressure situations are an absolute must.
  • Collegiate head coaching experience is preferred as the assistant coach will also serve as the head coach of the men’s club program and will take on a leadership role on pool deck and administratively for this task.
  • Collegiate water polo playing experience is desired.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, NCAA Division II rules is strongly desired.   

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #AWP28 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at      

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.