SVSU seeking a new head men’s basketball coach

Saginaw Valley State University head men’s basketball coach Frankie Smith resigned on Monday and the job is already posted. That’s quite an impressive $5,000 salary range. Who wants it?


To develop, promote and supervise all facets of the University’s Men’s Basketball program.


  • Ensure that all relevant institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations are followed, including: player eligibility, recruiting efforts, financial aid, practice schedules, etc.
  • Promote a positive academic environment and encourage all athletes to strive for academic excellence.
  • Prepare and execute practice and game plans, strategies and alternatives which are designed to bring success to the program.
  • Provide moral support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of student athletes.
  • Establish and maintain community contacts which enhance the program.
  • Assist with the purchase, maintenance and inventory of uniforms and equipment.
  • Direct and manage the recruiting efforts of the program within the financial limits of Athletic Assistance Grants.
  • Provide supervision of program staff, including hiring, training, performance review and staff meetings.
  • Promote in a positive manner the enhancement and growth of summer camps through recruitment, promotions, supervision and operation.
  • Serve on committees which promote or pertain to the basketball program or student athletes.
  • Prepare and manage the program operating budget.
  • Work with the Strength & Conditioning Coach in designing the strength and conditioning program you want implemented for your team.
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with media.
  • Maintain appropriate communications with student athletes and parents.
  • Assist in the planning of banquets, fund raising efforts and other activities which promote the program.
  • Manage travel arrangements for the team.

Minimum Qualifications:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree.
  • Five years of collegiate basketball coaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to project a positive and professional image in pressure situations.
  • Ability to provide leadership to student athletes and staff.
  • Physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Additional Information: Salary range $75,000 – $80,000 to commensurate experience