Graduate Assistant - Men's Basketball

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia is actively seeking a Graduate Assistant Coach for our Men’s Basketball program. The Graduate Assistant Coach will assist the Head Men’s Basketball Coach with the overall operations of the Men’s basketball program, in accordance with the University of Pikeville, Mid-South Conference, and NAIA regulations. The Graduate Assistant Coach must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive NAIA Division I basketball program that emphasizes integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes.


  1. Day to day operation, general office duties
  2. Plan/design/coordinate/assist with programs and services related to tutoring/supplemental instruction/enrichment/grouping
  3. Mentoring student-athletes, academic advisement of student-athletes
  4. Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes
  5. Supervising and organizing study hall
  6. Work in coordination with student success/registrar/faculty athletics representative
  7. Develop an understanding of NAIA rules and regulations related to eligibility
  8. Unofficial eligibility evaluations of student-athletes
  9. Conducting recruiting visits
  10. Oversee managers/work study students
  11. Serve as a positive role model for student-athletes
  12. Assist in fund raising, travel-accommodations and arranging team meals
  13. Insure health and safety
  14. Emphasize integrity and educational welfare of student-athletes
  15. Assist and run summer camps and community service
  16. Comply with all UPIKE, MSC and NAIA rules and regulations


  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and be accepted into graduate program at UPIKE
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with all members of the College community
  • Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, printer, fax machine, copier
  • Must be familiar in Microsoft Office, particularly with Word and Excel
  • Must be able to perform simple calculations
  • Must be familiar with creating online travel arrangements

**Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 09/08/2020
Department: Athletics
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.