Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Date: February 28, 2017
Department: Athletics

Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach, to begin May 2017.


This is a full-time, 10-month position, reporting to the Director of Athletics.  Responsibilities include the leadership organization, administration and supervision of all aspects of the intercollegiate women’s basketball program, including but not limited to:

  • Recruiting qualified student-athletes with a commitment to academic success, in collaboration with the Admission Office;
  • Planning, scheduling, organizing and conducting practices and competitions, including necessary travel, accommodations and meals;
  • Providing feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance;
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring and actively encouraging participants to succeed academically and represent the College with the utmost integrity;
  • Managing resources and budgets;
  • Conducting fundraising and alumni development activities, as appropriate, under the guidelines of the Department of Athletics.
  • Attending athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities;
  • Working with the Office of Athletic Media Relations and the Office of Marketing and Communications with respect to internal and external publicity;
  • Representing the College and the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times;
  • Complying with all NCAA, conference and college policies and regulations; and
  • Performing such additional responsibilities within the Department of Athletics as may be assigned.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, and Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Prior collegiate competitive playing experience.
  • Proven basketball coaching experience, preferably Division III, with a track record of success (head basketball coaching experience preferred)
  • Proven basketball recruiting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic competency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

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Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.  The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.


Charles Mason ’69

In the fall of 1964 when Charles Mason was applying to colleges, he discovered Bridgewater College thanks to his Church of the Brethren background and the College’s athletics programs. During his four years, he not only learned how to live with students from different backgrounds and how to be a good teammate, but he also matured as a person and embraced a liberal arts education.

“My education did a wonderful job of preparing me for the practical and theoretical world of business. I'm forever grateful to Professors Hueston and Fitchett for sticking with me, encouraging me and giving me the building blocks to succeed,” he said. Mason graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of science in business administration.

His business degree led him to jobs as a staff accountant, controller and chief financial officer of several businesses in Charlottesville, Va., during a 45-year career. Mason is now retired and enjoys spending time with his wife Marci (class of ’71). He is in his 27th season as the shot clock operator for the University of Virginia men’s basketball team.

“Serving on the BC Alumni Association board the past five years has been very rewarding and a way for me to give back not just monetarily but with ideas. We're constantly exploring ways to connect and get alumni involved,” he said. Mason is committed to working with the board to make Bridgewater the best it can be and encourage a strong alumni involvement, now and in the future.



When and where is Baccalaureate?
Baccalaureate will be held under the tent on the Campus Mall at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

What is Baccalaureate? Is it required?
Baccalaureate is a worship service honoring the graduating class. The service will last approximately one hour and includes multiple hymns, musical selections from the choir and the Baccalaureate message. Baccalaureate is open to any guests that would like to attend and is not required.

Will there be a live stream of Baccalaureate?
No, there will not be a live stream of Baccalaureate.

How should we dress for Baccalaureate?
Worship attire is recommended. Seniors will be wearing their caps and gowns.

If we attend Baccalaureate, are we required to attend the Baccalaureate dinner?
No, the Baccalaureate dinner is optional for our guests.

When is the Baccalaureate dinner and how much will it cost?
The Baccalaureate dinner will be held in the Kline Campus Center Dining Hall directly following the Baccalaureate Service at approximately 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 5 – 12. Senior students will be covered as long as they present their ID.


When and where is Commencement?
Commencement will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. on the Campus Mall.

Will there be a live stream of Commencement?
Yes, there will be a live stream of Commencement. The link to the live stream will be available on the Commencement website beginning the morning of Commencement.

How long will Commencement last?
Commencement is approximately two hours.

Is there reserved seating?
There is a reserved seating section. Seniors will be given four reserved seating tickets for their guests. For more information on seating, please see the “Tickets” section on the Commencement page.

Caps, Gowns and Other

When do seniors get their caps and gowns? How much do they cost?
Seniors will pick up their caps and gowns during Senior Salute. Senior Salute will be held on March 14 and March 15. The cost of the cap and gown is included in tuition. Please see the Information for Senior Students page for additional information.

When and how do seniors get their announcements?
Seniors will be able to order announcements directly from Jostens during Senior Salute. Seniors can also order announcements and other items from the Jostens website at any time.

When do graduates receive their diploma?
Diplomas will be given to graduates as they cross the stage during the Commencement exercises.


Baccalaureate will be held under a tent on the Campus Mall, rain or shine. If there is the potential for severe weather, an alternate location will be announced via the bridgewater.edu website.

Commencement will be held under a tent on the Campus Mall, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, guests will be directed to safe locations for viewing.


Please see the Baccalaureate and Commencement Campus Map for detailed information.