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(Archived) Equestrian Team Coach

Last Updated: 5/20/22

Job Description

CONTRACT PERIOD: August 15, 2022-May 15, 2023, renewable each academic year. Part-time, exempt classification.


JOB SUMMARY: The Equestrian Coach is responsible for assisting in the development and overall policy of the assigned division of the OPSU Equestrian Program. The Equestrian Coach must care for equine animals and take full responsibility for their well-being. The Equestrian Coach must instruct team members to improved individual riding skills, participation, and animal care associated with team practices and activities.


  • Must actively scout and recruit prospective student-athletes
  • Knowledge of IHSA rules and regulations
  • Organize yearly competition schedules
  • Organize all details of home and away meets/competitions, including team travel
  • Maintaining accurate documentation on all riders and keeping up with their academic progress, as well as handling athletic compliance
  • Manage the equine facilities, including the maintenance and upkeep of the Equine facilities
  • Feed, and care for the equine animals
  • Coordinate fund-raising events to develop community support
  • Keep accurate records and promptly submits all requested materials to appropriate administration
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
  • Be able to transport team to the contests, and be responsible for their well-being
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean of College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing or designee

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Knowledge of Equestrian practices
  • Knowledge of animal care


  • Bachelor’s degree in Ag Science, Equine Science or Ag related field required, Master’s degree preferred, plus minimum of four (4) years of experience as an athlete or coach.
  • Collegiate equine knowledge and experience required.
  • Proven equine management experience and an in-depth understanding of the assigned discipline
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted


OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. This institution, in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal laws and regulations, and to the extent required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Inquiries concerning the application of these programs should be made to Director of Human Resources, OPSU, PO Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939, [Register to View] .

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Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States
OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.