The Assistant Softball Coach’s primary role will be instructing pitchers. The coach will also assist in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, practice/game planning and coaching, individual skill development, and administrative tasks. The Assistant Coach receives general supervision from the Head Coach, and exercises close supervision of the student athlete team, interns, work study students, volunteers Examples of Work: 1. Assist head coach with teaching, coaching and development Primarily instruct pitchers and catchers. Develop players by teaching, coaching and demonstrating. Utilize video to break down and evaluate individuals, games and practices. Review video with individuals and team. Assist with defense, especially pitchers’ and catchers’ responsibilities Understand overall program philosophy, know drills and their purpose. Teach with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Be a positive role model and be available for the student-athletes. 2. Recruiting -Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures. -Assist head coach in all aspects of recruiting. -Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility. -Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at games, tournaments, and film. -Weekly phone conversations with prospects. -Recruit their centers of influence. -Input and organize recruits through Scoutware. -Transcript request—The most influential piece of information in the recruiting process. Letter to registrar. Follow-up calls to counselors. Work with USD admissions staff in an effective and efficient manner. -Unofficial visits—Persuade local prospects (San Diego and Los Angeles) to visit us so we can get to know them. -Campus visits—Arrange travel for our recruits. Coordinate the involvement of our players. Eat meals with recruits. Arrange an academic meeting with a department person in their field of interest and an academic class with one of the players. Tour campus. -Follow-up—Respond to leads and inquiries in a timely fashion. 3. Oversee student athlete resources Academic support: Assist in communication with academic support contact in regard to grades, class checks, study hall hours, tutors, etc. Strength and conditioning: Communicate progress with strength and conditioning coach. Have a presence during team’s strength and Conditioning workouts. Sports medicine: Assist with communication with sports medicine staff in regard to injury updates, limitations, rehab plans, etc. 4. Supplies, equipment and Nike orders Assist with budgeting apparel, uniform and equipment orders. Work with equipment manager to place and receive orders. 5. Alumni relations -Send monthly emails to keep alumni connected to the program. Provide updates on team achievements, schedule and upcoming events. -Help organize one to two softball alumni events per year (alumni game or social event). 6. Scouting. -Assist head coach with scouting opponents. -Organize and evaluate hitting/pitching charts and statistics. Prepare scouting report and present information in team meetings. 7. Travel -Coordinate ground transportation (reserving minivans or USD bus). -Assist with itinerary and restaurant reservations. -File expense report for team travel. 8. General assignments -Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the head coach. -The coordination of all University academic policies and responsibilities for counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility. -Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures, with special attentions to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid. -Enforce University and athletic department policies. -Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relationships. -Work with head coach to prepare and organize a representative schedule for approval by the sport supervisor and the director of athletics. Consideration should be given to the academic life of student-athletes, i.e., missed class time, examination periods and other factors that would adversely affect their academic success. -Maintain professional growth through meetings, clinics, workshops, etc. -Assist in the organization of team banquet for student-athletes and compile highlight video. -Assist with organization, preparation and coaching USD summer camps. -Assist with field maintenance. -Assist with fundraising goal.
Bachelor’s Degree required
At least one year of related experience in the sport required
Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations strongly preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media.
Possess good management skills
Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division I level.
Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner; excellent interpersonal skills.
Adherence to and appreciation for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.
California driver’s license required within 6 weeks of employment.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.
Successful completion of required background checks.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego’s Mission Bay, USD enrolls over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven col...leges and schools – the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. The University of San Diego seeks gender, cultural and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. USD has a 17 Division I NCAA sports, including FCS football.