Head Softball Coach

  University- TX
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 12/23/19

Job Summary

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, management, and successful coaching of  team, to include scheduling, recruiting, equipment management, reporting scores and statistics, and website updating. Ensure strict adherence to all NAIA by-laws.
  • Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies, and procedures as well as ethical standards of behavior.
  • Ensure satisfactory academic performance of student-athletes.
  • Ensure the physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes, including issues related to gender, ethnic diversity, and sexual orientation.
  • Effectively manage the program's budget and staff; coordinate support services and appropriate public relations and promotional activities necessary for program success.
  • Establish and maintain effective interactions with the university community, administrators, alumni, donors, mediate and the public.
  • Establish and ensure a safe environment for student-athletes that includes providing education about and methods for discussing and resolving harassment or discrimination.
  • Responsible for successful coaching of the team, to include maximizing the team's potential/abilities, keeping athletes eligible, and retaining athletes through graduation.
  • Supervise and mentor coaching assistants as directed and approved by the Director of Athletics.
  • Manage the operations of sports camps and/or clinics, if applicable.
  • Manage all department fund-raising and booster events.
  • Learn, understand, and adhere to all NAIA guidelines and maintain up-to-date roster, squad lists, and other information.
  • Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all departmental training sessions and meetings, and read and comply with all departmental policy manuals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education required.
Experience: A minimum two or more seasons of successful college coaching experience in softball required, that include: - Recruiting student athletes, - Academic progress, - Sport Specific Training, - Scheduling, - Equipment and - Facility care.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of computers including databases.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong public relations and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and professionally with University community, outside community, and the press.
  • Must possess a commitment to student learning and success, as well as a dedication to growth, development, innovation, and improvement.
  • Must possess sensitivity to a diverse background of students (academic, socio economic, cultural/ethnic, physical/learning disabilities).
  • Must possess commitment and capabilities to abide by NAIA and Conference rules.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid Driver's license for occasional transportation of student athletes.

Supervision Received/Given:

  • Works under general supervision of the Director of Athletics & Recreational Sports and will supervise assistant coaches.

Other Requirements:

  • Position requires travel.
  • Position requires working evening and/or weekend hours.


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