By Nick Veronica
Canisius basketball coach Jim Baron is looking to add a full-time assistant coach to his staff following the departure of Mike Mennenga, who confirmed to IAGS that he’ll be joining Dana Altman’s staff at Oregon.
According to the job posting, responsibilities of the new coach include:
1. Recruit qualified student athletes for Canisius College Men’s Basketball Program.
2. Organize and execute individual skill instruction for players.
3. Assist with academic advisement, monitoring and development of student-athletes.
4. Develop scouting reports for opponents as assigned.
5. Market and direct the Canisius College men’s basketball camps.
6. Assist in organizing basketball events for and interact with members of the Blue and Gold Fund.
7. All other duties assigned by the head coach.
Applications are due to Baron by Sept. 10 — 52 days before the team’s first exhibition game. Division I coaching and playing experience are preferred and a bachelor’s degree is required.
The salary for the job is listed as “open,” meaning it is likely negotiable depending on experience.
Mennenga spent two years at Canisius. Before being hired by Baron, he worked with the Nike Elite Youth Basketball and CIA Bounce programs in Buffalo and Toronto, and was also a color analyst for Time Warner. Previously, he held various roles on the coaching staffs at Illinois-Chicago, Providence College, Iowa State, UB and Maine.
At the time of this job posting, Pat Clarke and Fred Dupree are Baron’s other assistants. Chuck Harris is the director of basketball operations.
(Note: It is my understanding that this line of the job posting — “Canisius College seeks a full-time Assistant Coaches for Men’s Basketball” — is just clumsily worded and should not be interpreted to mean Canisius is looking for multiple coaches.)Follow @NickVeronica