Assistant Softball Coach - NCAA

  University (PA)
  Northeast Region
  College Coaching
  Posted/Updated: 10/06/21

Job Summary


About the Athletics Department:

An essential component of the department's mission is incorporating, fostering, and promoting leadership development, which can be beneficial to the success of the student-athletes beyond playing intercollegiate athletics. Within the Athletics program, there is a strong emphasis placed on the academic success, spirit of social responsibility, and athletic excellence. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that instill confidence and inspires them to overcome obstacles to achieve greatness. Athletics policies and procedures are designed to enhance the lives of our student-athletes, promote awareness of athletics, and foster positive interactions between faculty, staff, and student-athletes. The aim of athletics is to support and encourage pride among students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the intercollegiate athletics program. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains complete knowledge and compliance of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the department's rules, regulations and policies.

  • Participates in the effective recruiting, instruction and coaching of student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, conditioning, game preparation and strategy.

  • Maintains an environment that emphasizes academics as a priority, making every effort to ensure that all student-athletes meet academic requirements, while working to integrate sports into the academic life of the University.

  • Assists in the preparation of an annual written plan and goals for the program and the annual assessment of performance in relation to the plan and goals.

  • Maintains discipline in the program, promotes fairness, understanding and protectiveness of student-athletes while motivating them.

  • Maintains an environment of cooperation and continuous improvement, maintaining positive communications supporting the athletic program, the University and University staff.

  • Participates in marketing and promotional activities with media, alumni and civic groups consistent with the objectives of the athletic program.

  • Assists with recruiting evaluations, official visits and any travel-related activities of prospective student-athletes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and one to two years' experience in coaching sports or in a related role, or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

  • Advanced knowledge of NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations as they pertain to student-athletes.

  • Strong knowledge of effective coaching practices.

  • Strong recruiting skills.

  • Demonstrated management skills and knowledge of supervision and management practices.

  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment during standard business hours, as well as during non-regular office hours to fulfill business needs. Extensive travel required for competition and recruiting.

  • Valid driver's license required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • * The finalist will be required to complete a background check.


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