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Job Opportunity: Seneca Men's Head Coach

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 04/20/24, 8:00PM EDT


The Head Coach of Seneca Varsity Men’s Volleyball is responsible for working with the Sports Coordinator to co-develop and manage an academically and athletically successful program that is a perennial contender for an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Championship with the ultimate goal of medaling/winning a National Championship. The Head Coach supervises the team’s coaching staff, ensures the coaches are fulfilling the practice, game, and recruitment plans, and college/ OCAA / Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) administrative rules, policies, and requirements are completed in a timely manner; and communicates effectively with the Athletics & Recreation staff.


Planning and Strategy

  • Develop the overall athletic plans (long-range to daily practice plans) to maximize player and team development
  • Preparation of offensive and defensive strategies and systems to be successful at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association level

Athletic Recruitment

  • Identification and successful recruitment of quality student-athletes; including hosting recruitment tournaments
  • Must support and mentor the values of excellence in academics and athletics, character development, and leadership


  • Maintain effective communications and administrative systems amongst coaches, players, athletic and facility staff
  • Must work collaboratively in a large athletics and recreation department consisting of 15 varsity programs and extensive recreation programming
  • Complete adherence to and support of Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, and Seneca policies and procedures
  • Organization and delivery of a competitive club/high school volleyball tournament in conjunction with athletic staff
  • Travel with, and supervise the team on all road trips
  • Support personnel includes a minimum of 1-2 assistant coach(es) and a team therapist who is present at practices and games



  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certification (or working towards).


  • Minimum of five (5) years of coaching experience. Preferably at the post-secondary, high school, or high club level.


  • The Head Coach must be of good character and have demonstrated a high caliber of leadership, sportsmanship, and coaching performance
  • Have strong relationships with high school and club volleyball coaches for the purpose of recruitment
  • Have exceptional interpersonal communication skills, sound administrative skills, strong motivational abilities, and a commitment to fair play


  • A skills assessment will be required during the recruitment process. 
  • Candidates must be able to travel between Seneca campus locations.  

Applications must be submitted by May 3, 2024.