Emporia State University

Emporia State Partners with Collegiate Consulting for Head Men’s Basketball Search


Emporia State Partners with Collegiate Consulting for Head Men’s Basketball Search


ATLANTA, GA (March. 22, 2024) – Collegiate Consulting has been retained by Emporia State University to assist in the search for the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

Founded in 1863 in Emporia, KS., the school became Emporia State University in 1977. The institution is the third oldest public school in the state of Kansas and currently offers 50 undergraduate degrees and 27 graduate degrees.

The Hornets compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in NCAA Division II. Offering a total of 15 sports, Emporia State Athletics even offers a highly competitive disc golf program. Recent athletic successes include historically competitive football and tennis programs.

Collegiate Consulting will focus its search on meeting the high standards of Emporia State’s athletic department, whose mission is “to take a holistic approach to preparing student-athletes for lifelong learning, rewarding careers and adaptive leaderships through academic and athletic opportunities.” Collegiate Consulting will also facilitate in-depth candidate sourcing/screenings, evaluations and all-encompassing professional reviews in its search for the next Emporia State Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

Collegiate Consulting has worked on 24 projects in the state of Missouri and more than 75 projects Division II institutions. Collegiate Consulting has assisted Emporia State in five executive searches including Senior Associate AD, External, Senior Associate AD, Internal, Head Tennis Coach, Head Women’s Basketball Coach and most recently, Head Women’s Soccer Coach.

The job description and information can be found below and interested candidates need to submit their letter of interest, resume and references to bconcatto@collegiateconsulting.com.





Hiring Department

Emporia State University Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description


Organize and administer all aspects of the men’s basketball program. Establish goals and objectives for the men’s basketball program on a long-range and annual basis. Develop and implement a recruiting plan to attract the best prospective student-athletes to the program. Formulate and carry out daily, weekly and monthly workout schedules, instruct during practice sessions and scheduled competitions. Along with the Strength & Conditioning staff, plan and implement the annual conditioning program. Work closely with Training Room personnel regarding prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.



Work with sport supervisor to develop annual budget for review and approval. Work within budget limits and guidelines as established by the department. Expend resources according to established departmental and University policy and procedures. Oversee the award of financial aid within departmental and NCAA limits. Plan for facility needs for the year and submit appropriate requests as necessary.



Establish the annual competitive schedule. Verify dates, times and contract obligations.  Oversee arrangements for team travel. Finalize all needs for day-of-game personnel prior to the beginning of the season. Work with Sports Information staff to provide needed statistics, results, quotes, and to meet appropriate deadlines.  Keep records of the program and each athlete on file. Coordinate and cooperate with Student-Athlete Support Services to ensure eligibility and to encourage academic progress of each student in the program.



Along with External Relations staff, develop and implement a program to promote and market men’s basketball in order to increase visibility, ticket sales, contributions and interest in the program.  Organize and conduct youth camps and coaching clinics as part of the ongoing public relations and promotion of the program. Administer a program for maintaining continuing communication with donors, former players and local basketball community.



Work with Academic Support to ensure retention, graduation, and commitment to life skills.  Work with assistant coach regarding inventory and the need to order or replace equipment and/or uniforms. Report the need for repairs to facility to the appropriate administrator.



Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, and the MIAA is of paramount importance. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.  As a condition of employment, the employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Perform related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of college basketball and NCAA rules required.  5+ years of collegiate coaching experience required. Proven ability to establish positive relationships with donors, alumni, former players and local basketball community essential. Proven ability to relate to high school and college-aged student-athletes essential.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred. 10+ years of college coaching at a NCAA Division I or II institution with NCAA post season experience strongly preferred. Competitive playing experience and fund-raising experience desirable.


Full Time/Part Time:

Full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Reports to Director of Athletics.



Salary range is from 140,000 – 160,000.


Application Deadline:

Application accepted until the position is filled.