College Coaching Opportunity

By NCTTA | May 10, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)


Head Coach (Table Tennis) 

General Description 

As part of the Lindenwood Athletic Program, the Table Tennis Head Coach will provide for the vision, development, recruitment, instruction, implementation, processes, and procedures to build the table tennis team into a national contending team of student-athletes. 

Work Experience Requirements 

  • Fluency in the English language is required
  • Background in USA Table Tennis (USATT) coaching and competition is required
  • Ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and community leaders is required
  • Demonstrated leadership, follow-through, discipline, and commitment is required
  • Knowledge of running tournaments and submitting results to rating systems is required
  • Familiarity with National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) business is preferred
  • Experience with recruiting student-athletes is preferred
  • American Citizenship or permanent resident status required 

Education Requirements 

  • Minimum Qualification:  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred Qualifications:  Masters Degree 

Detailed Requirements 


  • Develop the strategy for building a national contending table tennis team
  • Create the processes and procedures for the Table Tennis Handbook
  • Order the necessary table tennis equipment
  • Prepare the USATT tournament competition schedule
  • Manage assigned Work and Learn students
  • Collect and maintain the required student paperwork for athletic eligibility
  • Procure team uniforms and gear 


  • Work with the Athletic Director to comply with university policies
  • Disseminate table tennis information to student-athletes in a timely manner
  • Work with the Faculty Athletic Representative on athlete eligibility
  • Inform the Sports Information Director of competition results
  • Respond to parents or potential recruits as appropriate
  • Initiate contact with table tennis vendors in order to establish volume discounts and/or sponsorships 


  • Establish table tennis code of conduct for appropriate behavior
  • Communicate consequences for misbehavior to all players
  • Hold student-athletes accountable for their behavior 


  • Submit USATT sanctioning requests for tournaments held on campus
  • Create entry forms for USATT-sanctioned tournaments held on campus
  • Propose competitive schedule for university approval
  • Obtain university approval for competitive schedule
  • Transport student-athletes to away competitions
  • Chaperone student-athletes on off-campus events
  • Reserve transportation and lodging for away competition
  • Submit entry forms and payment for each player to tournament directors
  • Coach and videotape players for reflection and improvement opportunities 


  • Establish relationships with school districts
  • Aggressively pursue graduating high school seniors and college transfer students
  • Establish relationships with USATT coaches and clubs
  • Hold USATT-sanctioned tournaments on campus to attract players to visit Lindenwood


  • Establish weekly schedule
  • Implement fitness training, multi-ball training, and use of the Amicus 3000 Plus robot
  • Capture video of players for review and critique 


  • Obtain and keep membership up-to-date
  • Obtain and keep umpire certification current
  • Obtain and keep certified referee credentials
  • Obtain and keep certified coaching recognition 


  • Volunteer for Lower Midwest Division Director
  • Submit tournament results
  • Recruit additional colleges/universities to join the NCTTA Lower Midwest Division 

Community Involvement

  • Establish relationships with potential commercial supporters
  • Encourage YMCA’s, YWCA’s, Boys and Girls Club, etc. to start table tennis programs
  • Hold on-campus summer camp(s) as feeder programs
  • Hold table tennis clinics as fundraisers for table tennis agency account 


  • Monitor athlete class attendance
  • Monitor athlete semester grades
  • Turn in grades for athletes attending table tennis class


  • Ability to perform all duties as assigned

Anyone that is interested, should contact:

Mr. Mike Elam
Director of Student Life Sports
Office: 636-255-2263