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Want to be PSU’s basketball coach? Here’s how you can apply

Penn State now has a job posting on its university careers page seeking a men’s basketball head coach. The posting surely must be part of some legal obligation the university has — postings for other coaching jobs also have appeared over the years — and it’s always kind of neat to see the language of what the school is looking for with such jobs.

Interim coach Jim Ferry has been considered a potential candidate for the job, but the Lions have dropped to 4-10 in the Big Ten and 7-11 overall, so Ferry would need a miracle finish to have any realistic shot at this point.

Here is where you can find the job posting.

This is what Penn State is looking for, plus the qualifications needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division 1 and Big Ten Conference Institution is seeking a Head Coach for Men’s Basketball. The University seeks a dynamic and experienced leader with a strong commitment to NCAA Division I-A athletics, integrity, compliance, character, diversity, and the academic and athletic experience of the student-athlete.

Responsible for maintaining and strengthening a nationally competitive men’s basketball program by presenting a clear vision and strategy to compete for B1G and NCAA Championships. Candidate must recruit on a national level and engage in the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes and is responsible for the program’s strict compliance with University, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA regulations.

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Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus at least eight years of Division I coaching. Coaching experience at the collegiate level is required. Commitment to comply fully with the mission statements of the University and Department, including Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics vision to prepare students for a lifetime of impact. Proven organizational, evaluation, administrative, and communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work well under pressure; and knowledge of NCAA regulations are required.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. Due to the financial and fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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