Missouri Western Partners with Collegiate Consulting for Head Women’s Basketball Coach Search

Missouri Western Partners with Collegiate Consulting for Head Women’s Basketball Coach Search


ATLANTA (March 25, 2024) – Collegiate Consulting has been retained by Missouri Western State University to assist in their search for its next head women’s basketball coach.

Founded in 1915 in Saint Joseph, Mo., the school became Missouri Western State College in 1973.  It was granted university status in 2005 and began offering graduate degrees in 2007. Currently, the university offers 712 undergraduate degrees.

The Griffons compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in NCAA Division II. In 2017, Missouri Western added six new sports –offering a total of 16 sports. Recent athletic successes include the current #22 women’s soccer team and a storied competitive football program. Also, the school has been the summer training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2010.

Collegiate Consulting will focus its search on meeting the high standards of Missouri Western’s athletic department, whose mission is “first-class student-athlete experiences (academically, athletically and socially), championship-level athletic competition, fiscal, compliance, ethical integrity and transparency, and added value to the university, community and region.” Collegiate Consulting will also facilitate in-depth candidate sourcing/screenings, evaluations and all-encompassing professional reviews in its search for athletic director.

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

Collegiate Consulting has worked on 24 projects in the state of Missouri and more than 75 projects Division II institutions. It’s most recent search, was assisting Emporia State University with its head women’s soccer coach search.







FULL TIME: Twelve-month position by employment contract.


Applications are now being accepted only from individuals meeting the following qualifications.


BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION:   Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for leading the women’s basketball program as an intercollegiate sport at Missouri Western State University. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of operating an NCAA Division II women’s basketball program within the mission of the University and its philosophy of intercollegiate athletics.


The head women’s basketball coach will guide and actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically, acquire a degree and represent MWSU with the highest integrity. The head women’s basketball coach directly supervises all assistant coaches, student-athletes, video personnel and managers. The coach is also responsible for budget development and administration, recruitment of student-athletes, adherence to NCAA, Conference and MWSU regulations regarding recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, the scheduling of athletic practices and contests, and the establishment of effective media relations.  The head coach will play a major role in fundraising activities and serve as a representative of the University to the outside community when appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred and at least four years of head coaching experience at the intercollegiate level with demonstrated ability to organize and develop a comprehensive recruiting plan; knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, admissions and financial aid officers, fellow employees, program boosters, and the public.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: As Head Women’s Basketball Coach, direct involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of an NCAA Division II program under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.


  •    Supervision of assistant coaches, administrative staff, and or student work/interns with responsibilities for the overall operation of the program
  • Coordinate all coaching assignments for the entire basketball coaching staff including film breakdown, on court responsibilities and all administrative responsibilities with regards to team and recruiting travel.
  •    Supervision of all student-athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
  • Responsible for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes to meet MWSU’s admission standards and enrollment goals.
  •    In cooperation with the Assistant AD for Compliance uphold all MWSU academic policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility
  •    Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations regarding the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members
  •    Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations with student-athletes
  •    Recommend to the Director of Athletics, an annual budget for the program and operate within the approved budget
  • Provide signature review of all expenditures within the basketball operating budget, for submission to the Director of Athletics.
  • Designate the responsibility for all team and travel, meals and ensure lodging with prompt resolution of accounts
  •    Prepare a competition schedule for approval by the Director of Athletics.
  •    Participate in public relations and promotions activities.
  • Cultivate and solicit donors to meet the fundraising goals as established by the Director of Athletics.
  •    Establish and maintain positive relations with the media
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures with special attention to recruiting, eligibility, admissions and financial aid