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Missouri offers open online application for head coach position

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 7:27 p.m. CDT; updated 12:18 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 24, 2014

COLUMBIA — In the five days since former Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith left for Tulsa, rumors have pegged Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and Central Missouri's Kim Anderson as potential replacements.

But even if you just have Internet access, you can at least apply. You don't need Final Four experience like Marshall or a Division II championship like Anderson to fill out an application to become the Tigers' fourth coach since 1999.

Are you available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and also willing to work nights and weekends? Those are some of the requirements listed on the application, which was posted to the University of Missouri System website Tuesday.

Candidates are expected to oversee the recruiting process, implement strategies to motivate student-athletes and make efforts to promote diversity throughout the program. Three questions before asking about candidates’ recruitment history, the applicant must specify their age range; their choices are less than 14 years old, 14 to 17, and 18 or over.

Missouri also expects applicants to possess "knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations." The application was posted nearly six months after the NCAA announced Haith must serve a five-game suspension at the start of the 2013-14 season for a "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" during his tenure as head coach at Miami.

Users who register by providing their name, age and email address can also apply to be a research assistant in the Lab for Infectious Disease Research department or an administrator with MU Libraries.

Candidates that apply for Missouri's head coaching job are informed that the position is an equal employment opportunity.

No salary range is specified.

Marshall likely wouldn't come so cheap.


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