Head Shooting Sports Coach

Start Date

July 2024

Listed On

June 18, 2024

Position Type




Job Summary

The Shooting Sports Coach is responsible for assisting in the development and overall policy of the assigned division of the OPSU Shooting Sports Program. The Shooting Sports Coach must instruct team members to improve individual shooting skills associated with team practices and activities. The Shooting Sports Coach must care for the overall operation and maintenance of the Shooting Sports facility.


  • Must actively recruit and retain student-athletes
  • Knowledge of collegiate shooting sports contest rules and regulations
  • Organize yearly competition schedules
  • Organize all details of home and away meets/competitions, including team travel
  • Maintain accurate documentation on all team members and keep up with their academic progress, as well as handling applicable compliance
  • Manage the shooting sports facilities, including the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities
  • Ensure all persons accessing the shooting sports facilities display a respect for weapons and range safety
  • Coordinate with Athletic Director in fund-raising activities and develop community outreach and support
  • Keep accurate records and promptly submit all requested materials to appropriate decision makers
  • Follow a departmental operations budget and OPSU financial procedures
  • Support departmental programs including meetings, trainings, program reviews, etc.
  • Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary
  • Strong communication skills demonstrating the candidate to be a positive motivator
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  • Be able to transport team to the contests, and be responsible for their well-being.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or his/her designee.


  • QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and application of shooting sports, weapons safety, and application of shooting sports facility maintenance .
  • EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in Wildlife Management or Ag related field preferred, Bachelor’s degree required plus minimum of four (4) years of experience either as an athlete or coach. Collegiate shooting sports knowledge and experience required. Proven shooting sports management experience and an in-depth understanding of the assigned discipline. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

About Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU): OPSU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is the first public Hispanic Serving Institution in Oklahoma. The university is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Rooted in “Progress through Knowledge,” OPSU is committed to promoting excellence in the preparation of students for success in a global community. Our university achieved multiple rankings by the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings: #3 Best Value Regional Colleges West; #8 Top Public Colleges for the Western Region; and #17 Best Regional Colleges West. U.S New and World Report also recognized OPSU as one of the top ten universities in Oklahoma, standing out of our affordable tuition rates.