Instructions: No more than 18 positions will be funded over a two year period. Selections will be based on an institution’s demonstrated commitment to diversity and history of inclusiveness. Emphasis will be placed on selecting institutions with continued success and those that have demonstrated recent improvement. Institutions who are members of conferences on “conference grant probation” status are ineligible to apply.
Detailed information, including those institutions selected to participate and how the coach positions will be allocated, must be specified in the application. Each position created by the grant must be a new assistant coach position: it cannot be an assistant coach position that was in existence the previous year. Each position must be for a full-time coach; that coach must have a bachelor’s degree.
Each institution is required to commit funding for the positions for the two years of grant funding and for three additional years thereafter.
Preference will be given to those individuals with no previous collegiate coaching experience and to those individuals who are graduates of a Division II institution. Application must be submitted by January 30, 2014.