The Assistant Baseball Coach provides assistance to the Head Baseball Coach with all activities associated with the Baseball program, including recruitment, monitoring academic performance and social development, maintaining discipline and player development, fundraising activities, coordinating summer camp, pre-and post-season conditioning programs, practice planning, and game preparation and execution.
Essential Job Duties
Provides assistance to the Head Baseball Coach with activities associated with the program and student athletes, including recruitment, monitoring academic performance and social development, maintaining discipline and development programs, fundraising activities, and coordinating summer camps, pre and post-season conditioning programs, and preparation for practices and games.
Assists in the recruitment of student athletes, including pitchers. Attends off campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact. Coordinates the outflow of recruitment materials and information. Maintains contact with prospective student-athletes. Plans campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
Prepares, plans, conducts, and evaluates practice sessions. Teaches individuals and groups of players’ specific tasks and skills before, during, and after practice, on and off-season.
Assists with offensive and defensive sessions during skills instruction and team practice. Attends and works all non-championship and championship segment games, including traveling to and from game sites, monitoring of student-athletes while on-and-off campus, and developing game plans with coaching staff.
Administers travel arrangements for team. Schedules practice times for the road. Supervises and assigns responsibilities to the team managers and graduate assistants.
Maintains equipment inventory and oversees distribution to athletes. Follows FGCU procedures in handling the ordering of supplies and any funds that flow through the athletic program.
Plans long and short term team objectives.
Coordinates all enrollment activities of student-athletes. Mentors academic progress and class attendance of student-athletes and intervenes when necessary. Helps establish requirements for team members in terms of academic and athletic progress.
Participates in annual continuing education programs.
Responsible for proper handling of University funds as it pertains to ethical and budgetary issues.
Complies with all University, ASUN Conference, or Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA), regulations, as applicable, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations. Remains current with all changes in NCAA, as well as changes to University, ASUN Conference and CCSA rules and regulations, as applicable, regarding intercollegiate athletics. This includes the requirement for self-reporting any possible rule violations and participation in the annual NCAA continuing education programs including passing the NCAA certification test. Further, you are advised that any violation of NCAA rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
One year of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level or three years of coaching experience at the high school level.
Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an intercollegiate athletic program is acceptable for up to one year of the required experience.
Current CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain within two months of employment.
Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout the country.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
Three years of collegiate or professional coaching experience.
Demonstrated commitment to rules/policy compliance, as well as demonstrated commitment to student-athlete success, both academically and athletically.
In less than 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory from which life-improving discoveries emanate. And our sports teams energize the entire region.... Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.
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