Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Note: Coaching positions are not tenure track and do not guarantee future employment rights.
Assist the Head Softball Coach with the coaching and developing a nationally competitive Division I Softball team. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: coaching student-athletes; recruiting; game management; scouting; academic monitoring; practice organization; winter and summer camps; compliance travel; equipment purchasing and distribution. In addition to other administrative duties as assigned.
Assists head coach in evaluating student-athletes performance and design instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and biomechanical principles.
Assists head coach in developing and implement a recruitment plan.
Assists head coach in creating and reinforcing an environment of academic achievement, expectation, and success that supports and encourages academic progress and graduation; monitor the academic progress of student athletes; monitor class attendance and study halls as seen necessary.
Assists head coach in coaching team competitive events. Assumes full team responsibility for organizing ad conducting competitive events.
Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures, including student-athlete benefits.
Proposes the strategies, goals and objectives for the sports program on a short and long-term basis.
Represents and promotes professional conduct, university will and high standards at all promotional and media related events including games.
May participate in fundraising activities for the program and development.
Maintains an effective channel and level of communication and follow-through, emphasizing relationships with sport administrators and support services.
Major Duties of the job include:
On field duties of hitting, infield or outfield
On field pitching
Assist in the recruitment of prospective athletes within the framework of the university, department, conference and NCAA
Analyze performance and instruct participants in program strategies and techniques to prepare them for competition
Observe players while they perform to determine need for individual or team improvement
Manage and operate video technology effectively to enhance player and team development
Handle paperwork and related administrative responsibilities in a thorough, complete, timely manner and adhere to university and department fiscal procedures and practices
Manage and supervise the softball facility maintenance and work directly with campus facilities on the day to day operations
Assist head coach in team aspects such as daily (team) decisions
Secondary Duties of the job include:
Assist head coach with recruiting and academic
Assist in the management of equipment budget, ordering, processing and distribution
Assist in management of team travel
Assist in the organizing and facilitating of camps/clinics
Practice planning and periodization of offense and defensive workouts.
Assist head coach in community relations
Assist head coach in fundraising
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Either played competitively or have specialized knowledge working with hitters, infield or outfield for a minimum of two (2)years
Have strong communication and motivation skills
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Ability to support the equity and diversity commitments of the department and University
Cooperation professionally and collegiality with the media, the community, the University and the Athletic Department staff and administration
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds andproject a professional attitude
A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education which is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education
Previous college softball OR baseball OR professional OR National Team experience whether it be playing or coaching OR success coaching at the high school or travel ball level for a minimum of two (2) years
Computer and Video analysis and breakdown knowledge
Recruiting ties and professional relationships with prospective travel ball and high school coaches