Job Summary

Millsaps College invites applications for an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. This position is full time and will serve as an assistant coach for the men’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate basketball program. The Assistant Basketball Coach reports directly to the Head Basketball Coach.  This position shares responsibility for the success of the basketball program at Millsaps College.  The Assistant Basketball Coach supports the head coach, but also the Department of Athletics at Millsaps College.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines
  • Provide on-court coaching of athlete skill development
  • Assist in the planning of practice sessions
  • Monitor academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling
  • Coordinate team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals
  • Assist in scouting opponents
  • Assist with fund-raising programs to augment operations budget
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication
  • Assist with equipment maintenance
  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletic Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines
  • Accept game-day administration obligations each semester, if necessary
  • Accept on-call duties each semester, if necessary
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College and Athletics
  • Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director and Head Coach

Required Skills/Abilities

  • A comprehension of the NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing academics and athletics
  • Proficiency in Synergy and HUDL video analysis systems
  • A positive, collaborative, and communicative leadership style that generates trust and displays a commitment to teamwork
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the campus community
  • A commitment to attention to detail towards all tasks
  • A demonstrated track record of identifying and recruiting players at the college level
  • The desire to continue fostering a strong academic and athletic program through creative and educational means


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • College coaching experience or playing experience preferred;

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references in email format to:

Aaron Pelch, Director of Athletics

The review of applicants will begin immediately.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481,

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.