Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach


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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street


Company Description:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
North Adams
Part Time
Coach/Assistant Coach
High School or Equivalent

The Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach will assist the Head Coach in the overall management of the Division III lacrosse program at MCLA. The Assistant Coach will support the head coach and other assistant coaches in planning, coaching, developing individual and team technical and tactical skill, and administering the program to meet College and department objectives. The Assistant Coach will assist with recruiting quality student-athletes, scouting opponents, and administrative duties including but not limited to: student-athlete academic monitoring; liaison between sports medicine, strength, and conditioning; budget management; eligibility, compliance, and NCAA documentation; public relations and fundraising; roster management; field preparation and maintenance;  organization of practices and home games; and other duties assigned by the Head Coach.

The Assistant Coach will be responsible for team and individual compliance with training rules and bylaws which govern the program; this includes monitoring student-athlete conduct to ensure the behavior of the athletes reflects favorably on the program, the department, the College, and on the students themselves.

The Assistant Coach will be a valued member of the Athletics Staff and will contribute to the mission of MCLA and the athletic department.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III ideal and the important role intercollegiate athletics plays in higher education. The Assistant Coach will conform to the highest standards of professional conduct regarding compliance with department and College policies and procedures and adherence to the rules and regulations of the NCAA and MASCAC, of which the College is a member.  The Assistant Coach will contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all staff, student-athletes, and external constituents through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, respect for the competencies of others, and appropriate conflict resolution behavior.


  • High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated sport knowledge and high school playing experience as a minimum
  • One to three years of high school or college coaching as an assistant or head coach


  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in physical education or related area; coaching certification
  • Collegiate competitive playing experience
  • Three to five years of experience as an assistant coach or head coach

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts strongly encourages employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.  The Centers for Disease Control recommendation is that everyone aged 6 and up should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they've received any original COVID-19 vaccines.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Should you need to request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please email Barbara Chaput, Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We provide equal access to educational, co-curricular and employment opportunities for all applicants, students, and employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status, veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment.  

Inquiries about Title IX, Equal Opportunity, or ADA/504 and other non-discrimination policies may be directed to MCLA's Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

Patrick Connelly 
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer 
375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247 
Phone: (413) 662-5127 

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights? 
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424? 
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172? 

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