Assistant Softball Coach (Hitting)

  University (UT)
  West Region
  College Coaching
  Posted/Updated: 05/27/20

Job Summary

Responsibilities

  • Plan and oversee all hitting drills and instruction, implement hitting technology (HitTrax, Sydex Bats, etc.), conduct hitting research and apply knowledge through various platforms.
  • Assist the head softball coach with instructing players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Provide an overall positive educational environment for our Student-Athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college.
  • Aid the athletic advising program in the supervision of the academic progress of the team, implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff.
  • Assist head coach in preparing for and conducting all team-related activities including skill instruction, sport strategy and competitive opportunities.
  • Coach and instruct student-athletes individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques and skills required to be successful at softball.
  • Plan and attend coaching and practice sessions, games, tournaments, etc. in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations for specified positions.
  • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and university.
  • Responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the student-athletes within the sport program.
  • Assist in the administration of the entire sport program, including, but not limited to daily practices, game planning and implementation, recruiting, equipment management, facilities scheduling, and budget.
  • Perform both direct and indirect public relations functions including promotion, public speaking, community events, and through camps and/or clinics.
  • Serve on departmental/campus committees as requested.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated softball skills, game and training strategies plus teaching progressions.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills through oral, written and electronic forms.
  • Minimum of two years as a collegiate coach and recruiter is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA rules is required.
  • Candidates must be able to work with a diverse group of student-athletes, coaches, support staff, and administrators.
  • Candidates must also be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and be able to travel as assigned by the Head Coach.
  • This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job responsibilities. A valid driver's license and successful completion of the University-required background checks are required.

 



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